Dehumidifier Condensate Pump with Tubing
this dehumidifier condensate pump, dehumidifiers can be a
maintenance pain, especially if you are unable to port the
dehumidifier and use a gravity fed hose to empty the dehumidifier
reservoir. Dehumidifiers stop working if the reservoir fills
up. Using this condensate pump will enable your dehumidifier
to run maintenance free, you will no longer have to empty a heavy
reservoir filled with water. This dehumidifier condensate pump
can be used with any room or crawlspace/basement dehumidifier we offer and comes standard
with a 20 ft. tube.
This pump uses a double splash-protected motor with more starting
torque than a standard motor. An innovative cam-action
switch/float assembly allows this pump to "drink" nearly twice the
standard volume without increasing outside dimensions. An
integral full float check valve virtually eliminates blocked pump
Dehumidifier Condensate Pump with Tubing
||KT3, Part # 801131, KT3-1ULT
||Thermally Protected, 3,000 RPM,
Stainless Steel Shaft
||115V, 1.7 Amp
||2 capped 1-1/8, 1 open 1-3/8
||Barbed for 3/8 tubing
||6 feet, molded plug
||9.25 W x 5.50 D x 8.5 H
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| Great little Pump|
Reviewed by: Leemed19 from Vermont
This is a great little pump for getting the condensate out of the dehumidifier. It came with everything need to install and the install went very easy. I would definitely get another one if I needed it.
| Excellent little pump!|
Reviewed by: W. Frankhouser from Reinholds, PA
I received the pump in a timely manner, unpacked it, attached the tubing and routed to the elevated drain. Problem solved. No more worrying about going away and the dehumidifier shutting off due to being full. Often came home to high humidity condition in basement because dehumidifier had shut off while we were away. No More! Pump is efficient, quiet, and a good value. Buy without hesitation.
| Very quiet pump|
Reviewed by: Moke Hana from Aiea, Hawaii
This product is very good. It runs only when it's reservoir is full and it's very quiet. It works very well with a dehumidfier.
Customer Q & A
Q1: I would like a dehumidifier to self vent the water - to do this without a pump I would need to put it on a shelf near the ceiling of the basement rather then the floor - will the unit be as efficient off the floor and if the hose runs to the outside yard - should I worry about it freezing in winter admittedly a season when it may not go on much?
In terms of efficiency, it might be slightly more efficient. There is always some temperature variation from floor to ceiling with the ceiling being slightly warmer, and warmer air will always hold more moisture than cooler air. More importantly though, as long as the dehumidifier is rated to cover the size of space you have, you shouldn't see any issues. Freezing shouldn't be a problem. First, as you mentioned, it likely won't run as much, so you'll have less chance of condensate freezing. Secondly, if you are using this condensate pump and supplied hose, when it kicks on it, pushing the water with a fair amount of force. Even if you rely simply on gravity to drain allow the moisture to flow down a hose and to the exterior of the house, it is going to be a slow, drip, basically the SAME thing that is recommended to actually keep your water pipes from freezing during the winter. With even just the slow drip, there is generally enough movement of water to keep it from freezing which is what you get more often when water is standing still in cold temps. It should be fine. The only thing to try to avoid is having a length of hose outside the home that is lying flat on the ground. If you string the drain line out a few feet, you open yourself up for water sitting in the line freezing, particularly if you are simply gravity draining the dehumidifier and not using a condensate pump. So in your case, with a pump or without, if set up properly, freezing should be only a small concern. Hope that helps.
Q2: I see the tubing it comes with is 20 ft long. I need tubing around 60-70 ft long. Is this an option and would the pump be able to handle that distance?
You could purchase additional tubing from a local hardware store. How far you can push water vertically and horizontally are dependent on each other. The general rule with this Hartell condensate pump is for every 100' of horizontal push, you're going to lose 1' off of the max vertical push. The max this pump can push water vertically is 18'. So in your case, it's a safe bet that as long as you aren't pushing water MORE than 18 feet vertically, you will be able to also move the water 60-80' with no issues. You would only need to pick up the additional tubing needed. Hope that helps! If you are unclear, just give us a call.
Q3: Need a pump that I can drain my air conditioner to as well as a dehumidifier. Would this pump work to add ac unit as well as a 70 pint dehumidifier for drainage? Thanks!
More than likely, yes. I can't be certain b/c I'm not sure what the humidity is like in the space you are cooling/dehumidfying. But for both, this condensate pump should work fine. You'll have to make sure to angle cut both hoses that will be feeding the pump, but aside from that, you should be fine.
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Dehumidifier Condensate Pump with Tubing
Emptying a reservoir is a hassle, and at times, gravity simply isn't on your side. In instances like these, a dehumidifier condensate pump
can be a handy solution to your problem. The Hartell condensate pump works well with most room, basement or crawlspace dehumidifiers and can
push water out of the space you are drying. With the ability to pump water both horizontally and vertically, this pump adds convenience to
keeping any space dry. After installing one in my crawlspace, this how the pump fared.
What I liked about the Dehumidifier Condensate Pump
Setup was really simple. Though there are extra wires to hardwire the pump, most people will find it easiest to simply run the plug to
an outlet. From there I used the short piece of supplied drain hose with my dehumidifier and ran it from the dehumidifier to the open
port in the top of the condensate pump. Lastly, I stretched the twenty or so feet of drain line that came with the pump to the wall of
my crawlspace and through a small hole I drilled through the wooden door. Setup took all of about 20 minutes, including drilling the hole.
A condensate pump simplifies this drying process immeasurably. Whether used in a basement or crawlspace, having to empty a water reservoir several
times a day during the humid part of the year simply isn't feasible for most of us. This takes the hassle out of the process.
Not only does this pump push water horizontally, but it can also push vertically. If you need it push water vertically, keep in mind you lose
some of your horizontal range (20 feet) as you increase the elevation in which your pushing water.
It only runs periodically. Since the small reservoir in the pump holds about three quarts, most of the time it will only kick on
anywhere from once or twice and hour to once or twice every several hours. This will vary depending on the amount of moisture you are
extracting with the dehumidifier, but in general, it runs infrequently.
Unlike most of the dehumidifiers you will find, the Hartell dehumidifier condensate pump is made here in the USA. You may even recognize this pump
as it is the same or very similar to the style of pump that HVAC professionals use to drain condensate from air conditioners.
Lastly, the warranty is a full three years. The only reason I note this is because some of the cheaper
dehumidifiers have warranties that are shorter.
What I did not like about the Dehumidifier Condensate Pump
The cord length may be a little short for some, but an indoor/outdoor extension cord solves that problem for most. It is also worth noting that in many
instances you may have to elevate your dehumidifier. The condensate should run down from the dehumidifier into the top opening, so if you have a unit that
drains from the bottom, you will have to elevate it to get the proper drop into the pump. Lastly, it can be a bit noisy while it does run, but in reality, it takes
only 10-15 seconds for it to empty the reservoir.
Inexpensive, easy to set up, and perfect for removing water, the Hartell condensate is a handy accessory to use with most dehumidifiers. It provides
convenience, uses little power, and is American made. If gravity is working against you, you don't have a floor drain handy, or you simply want to
eliminate the task of emptying heavy water buckets, this condensate pump is just what you're looking for.