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Water Pump Buyer's Guide

How to Pick the Perfect Water Pump

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Water Pump Buyer's Guide

When it rains, it pours.

But when your home floods, what are you to do?

Well, with a water pump you can easily get all the water out and get your life back to normal.

For moving large amounts of water from one place (a basement) to another (outside), water pumps are very efficient machines.

Electric-Powered Water Pumps
Electric Water Pump
Electric-powered water pumps are great for indoor use. Most are 120V, capable of being plugged into a standard household outlet. If you opt for the 230V variety, make sure you have the electrical wiring to support it.

Although not as powerful as gas-powered models, electric water pumps will require less maintenance as you won't have to worry about oil changes and other upkeep.

You'll need to operate these within an extension cord's length from an electrical source so if you have mobile pumping needs, go with a gas-powered model.

Gas-Powered Water Pumps
Gas Water Pump
Gas-powered water pumps are commonly found at job-sites and for irrigation purposes. With powerful engines in-tow, these pumps can move as much as 750 gallons of water per minute (GPM).

Typically, GPM is the number that will determine your purchase as this relates to how quickly a pump can get its job done. For occasional home use, you can get by with a 30 GPM pump, but for big jobs, you'll need something with more muscle.

Because gas-powered pumps produce carbon monoxide emissions, they must be used outdoors. For indoor pumping, get an electric model.

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