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πŸ’¦ Compact 554425 VCMA 20ULS Condensate Removal Solution Review

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Description of πŸ’¦ Compact 554425 VCMA 20ULS Condensate Removal Solution

Plastic. Imported. CONDENSATE REMOVAL PUMP: Little Giant Automatic Condensate Pump features safety switch, 1/2-gallon ABS plastic tank, and 6 ft. power cord; 1/30 HP pumps 80 gallons of water per hour. AUTOMATIC HVAC PUMP: Ideal for collecting, detecting, and automatic removal of condensate from air conditioning equipment, dehumidifiers, high efficiency furnaces, condensing boilers, and other equipment where automatic drain pump is required. STAINLESS STEEL MOTOR SHAFT: Vertical-type pump features stainless steel motor shaft and galvanized steel tank cover; Thermally protected motor is UL and CSA listed; Includes two 1-1/8” diameter inlet openings; Maximum water temperature: 140Β°F. PUMP WITH SAFETY SWITCH: Includes safety switch which can be connected to shut down the air conditioner condenser or wired to an alarm to warn of possible tank overflow; Discharge is a 1/4" FNPT or 3/8" O.D. barbed tubing adapter. OPERATION AND WARRANTY: The Little Giant Condensate Pump is suitable for high-efficiency gas furnace applications that produce an acidic condensate; It has a 1-year warranty.

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Revainrating 2 out of 5

The manufacturer is known to be defective

The pump works well and is fairly quiet. The check valve is not working properly and is known to the manufacturer to be defective. Water flows back into the reservoir from a height of only two meters at a speed of about one inch in 15 seconds. This failure of the check valve causes the pump to run more frequently, consuming additional energy. I wrote to the manufacturer's technical support. The support rep replied that they use a floating ball in the check valve, not a spring loaded rubber…

Pros
  • HVAC system
Cons
  • Some small things

Revainrating 3 out of 5

Keep the non-return valve!

My 18 year old version died so I bought this replacement. Like many others, the new check valve works intermittently. Sometimes some or all of the water flows back; Otherwise, the check valve will function normally. My old check valve always worked, but I accidentally threw it away before installing the new pump. I don't understand Little Giant's valve policy that others have written about - you have enough strength to install and remove the pump under warranty, but not enough strength to use a

Pros
  • HVAC Condensate Pumps
Cons
  • Very Expensive

I bought this pump to replace a Hartell pump that was in the house when I moved in 6 years ago. The float switch on the Hartell had failed and was uneconomical to replace (much like the entire Little Giant pump). The mounting slots are exactly the same and lined up with the existing holes where the old pump was installed. The inlet where the drain enters the pump is slightly different. If I had a flexible drain hose this would not be a problem and the installation would be a complete bolt on…

Pros
  • Industrial & Scientific
Cons
  • Obsolete