External Condensate Pump for use with gravity drain dehumidifiers and AC units. Up to 15' vertical lift and includes 20 feet of flexible plastic drainage tubing for ease of installation. Includes 1-year manufacturer warranty.
I attached this to a 30-pint dehumidifier. I do not have a sump pump or any drainage in the basement so I needed to be able to pump the water up 10 feet directly out the basement window and then away from the house. The hose is long enough to do it and do it well. No problems so far.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
It does what I needed it to do, which is to pump condensate from a dehumidifier to an open drain. This only required 1' of lift, so I can't speak for how much lift it provides, as my application did not require much.I was a little concerned in the O-ring design, but it does not leak. A solid outer housing seems to make more sense, but like I said, it does not leak, so it is not a factor. It is doing what I need it to do.
The pump is ugly & needs to be in a place where it won't get jostled, but it works like a dream. Basically it has a a reservoir that the dehumidifier drains into & when it hits a certain level it automatically pumps the water out (quietly). Ours pumps water up about 4 feet high with no problems. We use it without problems in series with our Comfort-Aire BHD-651-G Dehumidifier.
We did need to reseat the O-ring on the bottom of the reservoir because the product initially leaked (straight out of the box). This was a bit of a pain, but the instructions show you how to do it & it has run flawlessly since.
This product is a great way to just leave the dehumidifier running & forget about things (like emptying a bucket).