iON 1/2 HP Cast Iron Stainless Steel Sump Pump w/ Adjustable Vertical Float (20' cord) HP20308

iON 1/2 HP Cast Iron Stainless Steel Sump Pump w/ Adjustable Vertical Float (20' cord) HP20308
Model: BA-50M
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Product Description
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Style
Primary Sumps Pumps
GPH
4500
Gallons
Switch Type
Vertical Float Switch
Style
Primary
GPH
4500 Gallons
Switch Type
Vertical
Features
Features
  • Powerful & Efficient Submersible Pump
  • Ideal for heavy-duty sump applications
  • Cast Iron Stainless Steel Construction
  • Ensures years of reliable operation
  • Adjustable Vertical Switch
  • Reduce pump cycles in deeper pits or areas w/ higher water tables
  • Thermally Protected Motor
  • Oil-filled, prevents overheating
  • Cast Iron Impeller
  • Offers reliable pumping
  • Stainless Steel Screened Intake
  • Prevents debris from entering the pump
  • Poly Resin Top Cap and Handle
  • Made for easy installation and maintenance
  • Piggyback Pump and Switch Cord Assembly
  • Made for easy serviceability
  • 20' Cord
Specifications
Base
Min Sump Basin Size
10 Inch
Motor
Voltage
120 Volt
Running Amps
5.8
Thermal Protection
Yes
Power Cord Length
20 Feet
Oil Free Motor
No
Starting Amps
20.4
Engine
Horsepower
.5 hp
Pump
Housing Material
Stainless Steel
Solids Handling Size
0.5 inch
Float Type
Vertical Float
GPH @ 0 feet
4500
GPH @ 5 feet
4200
GPH @ 10 feet
3660
GPH @ 15 feet
3060
GPH @ 20 feet
2400
Discharge Port Size
2 Inch
Built-in check Valve
No
Float On
Adjustable
Float Off
Adjustable
Manual Override
Yes
Overview
Made in USA
No
Weight
30 Pounds
Product Length
8.75 Inches
Product Width
5.75 Inches
Product Height
13.9 Inches
Consumer Warranty
3 Years
Style
Primary Sumps Pumps
GPH
4500
Gallons
Switch Type
Vertical Float Switch
Style
Primary
GPH
4500 Gallons
Switch Type
Vertical
Features
Features
  • Powerful & Efficient Submersible Pump
  • Ideal for heavy-duty sump applications
  • Cast Iron Stainless Steel Construction
  • Ensures years of reliable operation
  • Adjustable Vertical Switch
  • Reduce pump cycles in deeper pits or areas w/ higher water tables
  • Thermally Protected Motor
  • Oil-filled, prevents overheating
  • Cast Iron Impeller
  • Offers reliable pumping
  • Stainless Steel Screened Intake
  • Prevents debris from entering the pump
  • Poly Resin Top Cap and Handle
  • Made for easy installation and maintenance
  • Piggyback Pump and Switch Cord Assembly
  • Made for easy serviceability
  • 20' Cord
Specifications
Base
Min Sump Basin Size
10 Inch
Motor
Voltage
120 Volt
Running Amps
5.8
Thermal Protection
Yes
Power Cord Length
20 Feet
Oil Free Motor
No
Starting Amps
20.4
Engine
Horsepower
.5 hp
Pump
Housing Material
Stainless Steel
Solids Handling Size
0.5 inch
Float Type
Vertical Float
GPH @ 0 feet
4500
GPH @ 5 feet
4200
GPH @ 10 feet
3660
GPH @ 15 feet
3060
GPH @ 20 feet
2400
Discharge Port Size
2 Inch
Built-in check Valve
No
Float On
Adjustable
Float Off
Adjustable
Manual Override
Yes
Overview
Made in USA
No
Weight
30 Pounds
Product Length
8.75 Inches
Product Width
5.75 Inches
Product Height
13.9 Inches
Consumer Warranty
3 Years
Product Specs
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Specifications
Base
Min Sump Basin Size
10 Inch
Motor
Voltage
120 Volt
Running Amps
5.8
Thermal Protection
Yes
Power Cord Length
20 Feet
Oil Free Motor
No
Starting Amps
20.4
Engine
Horsepower
.5 hp
Pump
Housing Material
Stainless Steel
Solids Handling Size
0.5 inch
Float Type
Vertical Float
GPH @ 0 feet
4500
GPH @ 5 feet
4200
GPH @ 10 feet
3660
GPH @ 15 feet
3060
GPH @ 20 feet
2400
Discharge Port Size
2 Inch
Built-in check Valve
No
Float On
Adjustable
Float Off
Adjustable
Manual Override
Yes
Overview
Made in USA
No
Weight
30 Pounds
Product Length
8.75 Inches
Product Width
5.75 Inches
Product Height
13.9 Inches
Consumer Warranty
3 Years
Reviews
(64)
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iON Products BA-50M Reviews & Ratings
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Product Q&A
(17)
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My water softener wash tube discharges into my sump pit. Will the Storm Pro BA Series Pump hold up to the salt water in the pit?
Jim T 
from Ohio 
January 29, 2014
Answer
The StormPro pumps are actually one of the few pumps that we offer that are designed for saltwater, so you should be fine!
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i just purchased this pump and do i need to drill a relief hole in the discharge pipe?
Dan N 
from Illinois 
June 11, 2013
Answer
You should always drill a "weep" hole in your discharge pipe to help prevent air lock in your discharge pipe between the discharge port of the pump and the check valve. I recommend drilling a 1/8" or 3/16" diameter hole about 4" up from the base of the discharge port of your pump into your PVC discharge pipe. Drill the hole at a 45 degree angle with the hole pointing toward the bottom of your sump basin.
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Is this pump capable of handling water softener and washing machine discharge? if not, which brand/model can?
Steve K 
from Wisconsin 
June 06, 2013
Answer
Generally, sump pumps are not recommended for use in a water softener and/or laundry application. Just about all manufacturers will void the warranty if the pump is installed and fails in this application. You might check out our selection of LAUNDRY / DRAIN PUMP SYSTEMS as most of these self contained systems are designed for laundry and water softener applications.
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Hi Jim I have a handful of questions about your StormPro BA-50M. 1. How adjustable is the float switch? I get that I can mount it on the discharge hose and make the pump turn on at any height I choose. But can I, for example, set the pump to turm on at 25" and turn off at 3"? Or do I have a limited range of play between the on/off settings? 2. Is the manual override switch physically located on the pump casing or is there an option for remote control via a cord? 3. Is the outlet port 2" FNPT? 4. Is the float switch mercury free? 5. Is there any way I can get my hands on the user manual prio to purchasing this pump? (PDF download or similar?) 6. And... do you sell to Fed. Gov Agencies? If yes, do you have a special department or person that I need to contact? Thanks! Have a great day!
Mon Kwong 
from Virginia 
March 07, 2013
Answer
The vertical float switch for the StormPro pumps have a 6-1/2" differential, so they will only pump out between 6-1/2" - 7" of water no matter what height you clamp it down at. For more control on your pump run time, you might consider the Pro Series - Standard Controller System w/ Dual Vertical Float Switch, model DFC1 which will activate the pump for 10 seconds once the float drops to it's original position or the Pro Series - Deluxe Controller System w/ Dual Vertical Float Switch, model DFC2, which gives you the option of setting your pump run time from 5-45 seconds once the float drops to it's original position.

The StormPro pump does not provide for a manual override switch. If you wish to use the pump manually, you simply remove the vertical float switch and plug the pump into your AC outlet direct.

The discharge port on the BA-50M is a 2" female NPT.

The float switch is, as all are required to be, mercury free.

You can access the operation manual
HERE.

We do sell to government agencies however, we do not accept PO's for payment.

If you have additional questions, please let me know.
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Hi Jim! I own a couple 1/2's and a 1/3 hp storm pros. I just saw that they are not "Oil Free" pumps, does that mean they need any oil maintenance, why would they mention it otherwise? Didn't see any oil notes elsewhere. Thank you!
Vince P 
from New Jersey 
December 28, 2012
Answer
The StormPro pumps are oil filled to help keep the pump cool and generally do not require any oil maintenance. This is usually mentioned on all our pumps since some are oil filled and some are not. The non-oil filled pumps are considered water-cooled and are safe for applications that might require a continuous duty waterfall in a fish pond or some other environment that would include aquatic life.
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Can the StormPro 1/2 HP Cast Iron Stainless Steel Sump Pump be used with back-up battery or it must be plug in to an electrical outlet.
JAMES P 
from New York 
September 24, 2012
Answer
The StormPro model BA-50M, 1/2HP sump pump is designed to be operated on 120 volts AC. There currently is no battery capable of powering a 120 volt primary sump pump. The only possible options would be an AUXILARY POWER SYSTEM which will operate up to a 1/2HP pump for up to 10-12 hours continuous or 24-36 hours non-continuous, a complete BATTERY BACKUP SYSTEM or looking into the possibility of installing a STANDBY GENERATOR.
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I would like to know how many watts a 1/3 or 1/2 hp sump pump has, because i was think of buying a portable generator in case the power goes off.
Tom B. 
from New York 
September 03, 2012
Answer
That really depends on the pump. Some are more efficient than others. For example, the 1/3HP Basement Watchdog model BW1033 has a running amp rating of 3.5 and a starting amp rating of 7. When you figure the watts by the formula of amps times volts equals watts ( A X V = W), you get 420 running watts and 840 starting watts. But when you look at the Zoeller 1/3HP model M53, that pump has a running amp rating of 9.6 and a starting amp rating of 29.6 or 1152 running watts and 3552 starting watts.
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I understand that the BA-33M has a switch differential of 6-1/2 inches. Can I modify it with a longer rod to increase that differential and thus further cycling?
Ben 
from Ohio 
June 27, 2012
Answer
Unfortunately, there is no way to modify that switch. If you are looking for a way to increase the run time of the pump, you might consider changing to a TETHER float or the Pro Series Ultimate Sensor Pump Controller System model USC3.
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I would like to buy the storm pro 1/3 hp pump but would like level switch to control over a longer span (deep pit with higher flow rates at times) want to minimize cycles. Is there a different longer switch rod that can replace the stock version.
Barry  
from Minnesota 
May 08, 2012
Answer
Unfortunately not! Your only options would be the Pro Series Ultimate Sensor Pump Controller System, model USC3 or the Superior Pump Wide Angle Tether Float Switch w/ Piggyback Plug, model 92005. The Pro Series switch can be adjusted to pump for 5 - 45 seconds once the water level drops below the sensor and the Superior tether float has an adjustable pumping range of 7 to 36.
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Jim, looking to understand the power consumption of the StormPro 1/2HP Model BA-50M pump. If its 1/2 HP at 120V, that converts to 375watts or 3.1 Amps by standard conversion. The pump is rated at 5.1 amps constant which converts to 615 watts at 120V or over 3/4HP. I'm trying to understand the difference and which one is accurate representation of power consumption.
Dar 
from Michigan 
March 31, 2012
Answer
If you are trying to figure out the wattage that the pump actually consumes, you need to use the following formula: amps X volts = watts

Due to the difference in the motors and windings, etc. that are used in all pumps, their power efficiencies can vary widely. The StormPro pumps are some of the more efficient and powerful brands currently available.
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Is the Storm Pro Ba33m 1/3 HP UL inspected?
Gregory Speicher 
from Pennsylvania 
January 28, 2012
Answer
No they are not, but they do carry the CSA certification.


CSA International (Canadian Standards Association), a member of the CSA Group, is a provider of product testing and certification services for electrical, mechanical, plumbing, gas and a variety of other products. Recognized in the U.S., Canada and around the world, CSAs marks appear on billions of products worldwide.

CSA International certification marks indicate that a product, process or service has been tested to a Canadian or U.S. standard and it meets the requirements of an applicable CSA standard or another recognized document used as a basis for certification.
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What is the height and width of this unit?
Walter 
from California 
October 08, 2011
Answer
The dimensions are 9.1L x 6.3W x 13.8H.
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I need to upgrade my pumping capacity - current sump pump (approx. 2400 GPH @ 10ft) was overwhelmed last season. I am looking at the StormPro 1/2 HP or 3/4 HP pumps. I currently have 1 1/2" piping and wondered if you could tell me what the actual GPH on both of these StormPro pumps would be if I use a 2" to 1 1/2" adaptor at the base of discharge and is this adaptor provided with these pumps? Thanks!
Rob 
from Wisconsin 
April 14, 2011
Answer
The StormPro BA-33M 1/3HP pump will do 3000 GPH @ 10 feet and the model BA-50M 1/2HP pump will do 4200 GPH @ 10 feet. I wouldn't think you should need to increase your pumping capacity any more than that. Typically, if your current pump is not keeping up with the incoming water, you should only increase the HP by one size. As for the pumping capacity when reducing the 1/2HP BA-50M down to 1 1/2" discharge, you might try calling StormPro at (800) 323-1665 x231. Another option would be to add a BATTERY BACKUP SYSTEM. Most systems will activate should the water level in you pit rise to the level of the backup systems float switch to assist your primary pump and add extra pumping capacity if needed.
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I have the StormPro 1/3hp pump and want to upgrade to the 1/2hp. My discharge pipes are 1.5 inches now. Will I have to change the discharge pipe to 2 inch or is there a way to make this work without changing all my piping?
Bob 
from Massachusetts 
April 06, 2011
Answer
You can use a 2" to 1 1/2" adapter at the base of the discharge. It will reduce your GPH, but not drastically. Also, keep in mind that there is usually no reason to upgrade just for the sake of it unless your present pump is having difficulty keeping up with the incoming water. Bigger is not always better.
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What does "manual override" on the float switch mean? I have a 110 volt receptacle that is controlled by a float. Will this pump work with that receptacle?
Bob 
from Michigan 
February 12, 2011
Answer
Manual override means that the pump can be used without the float switch. It's basically a utility type pump that has independent float switch. They are two separate pieces. The pump should be able to work with that receptacle.

The switch that is included is has a piggyback style plug, like Christmas lights.
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How does the sump pump connect to the independent float switch, Does the pump plug into the switch and the switch plugs into the power?
Mark 
from New Jersey 
February 09, 2011
Answer
Yes, most external float switches utilize this design. It's consider a "Piggyback" style plug. Very similar to how sets of Christmas lights connect to each other.
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Hi Jim. I know the float can be attached to discharge line. I'm wondering what the maximum On/Off points are. Looking to figure out how many inches of water will be pumped out per cycle. Thanks.
Charlie 
from New York 
January 05, 2011
Answer
The on/off differential for the float switch is about 6.5".
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