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Sump pump, good idea?


 
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 6:16 am    Post subject: Sump pump, good idea? Reply with quote

For those that do not know, below is a sump pump. Some people think its a good idea to use one for a water feature.




Below is an Oase fountain / water feature pump




Now lets look at the info

Draper pumps 144 L / MIN using 350 Watts or there is Draper which pumps 235 / MIN using 700 Watts Both only have 1 year guarantee.

Oase pumps 150 L / Min using 195 Watts
This has 5 Year guarantee.

Yes the Oase will cost more to buy, but it has a 5 year guarantee, the best bit is it only uses 195 watts but if you use the bigger Draper pump it uses almost 4 times as much electricity.

Oh, wait, I forgot to mention the Draper pump being a sump pump is not designed to run for hours and hours as water features do, (its only meant to empty sumps, Its safe to assume that's why its called a sump pump) where as the Oase pump can run continuously with no harm and uses LESS electricity
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