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Old 12-10-2005, 04:30 AM   #1
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Whats a good Energy Efficient Sump Pump? and quiet

Whats a good Quient Energy Efficient Submersible Sump Pump. need two 1000gpd or one 1800gph?

I found a couple 1000 gpd at 50 watts and the new Rio 32HF is 1920GPH at 115 watts. ALL IN PUT IS WELCOME.

anyone use or heard of any of these-
Nursery Pro Ultra NPU1000 (Sump Pump)
800gph at 5' (1000gph at 1') 50w

Quiet One Pumps 4000 - 50 watts
I read this negative review on this one though-
doesn't restart after power failure I had to keep plugging them in and out to finally get a restart and I bought two of them both do it.

would you recommend it or not because of that reason? never been in the situation before.

Or the new High Flow Series Rio 32HF 1920GPH at 115 watts

GX4100 at 70watts 1085 9.2 feet 49.00 With Adjustable Flow Control

Mainly, looking for the MOST energy efficient sump pump! PLEASE HELP

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Old 12-10-2005, 04:03 PM   #3
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Only submersibles I have used are Mag pumps. Mag 12 or 18 flow a bit without getting too loud.
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I use a Mag 9 and it is nice and quite (submerged).
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For 1 180, I would go with an external, not submersible. Pan World or Iwaki.
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Only submerged pump I have is a mag 5. They are fine unless you go large. If you go external my dolphin is the quietest I have had. You barely hear it and it is pumping 8,000 GPH
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the new models made by Iwaki is getting great feedback from what Ive seen.. (I cant seem to find them e-tail right now or I would linky) I think the new ones have a blue motor housing with a black pump housing.. but thats just from memory..

brian.. what other externals have you tried?

I have a Poseidon Titanium PS4 that I havn't fired up yet so I cant really give an oppinion on it yet.. http://www.marinedepot.com/md_viewIt...product=CP7117
its advertised as being less then 30 db so I would call that quiet but it is an expensive little pump if you buy it new.. (I got mine for a little less off a reefer that upgraded)

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