Ace 1/2 HP Submersible Sump Pump (Asf 50-N)

Item no: 48580 | 082901485803
$149.99
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  • 1/2 HP
  • 120 V
  • Thermoplastic volute
  • Thermoplastic body housing
  • 1-1/2" FPT discharge
  • 3600 GPH at 5'; 2800 gph at 10'; 1800 GPH at 15'
  • Top suction screen filters debris
  • Fits 11" diameter sump pits
  • Mechanical vertical float switch
  • Turns on at approx. 9" and off at approx. 4"
  • Replaceable vertical float switch (Ace no. 47393)
  • 2 year warranty


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ACE HARDWAREAce 1/2 HP Submersible Sump Pump (Asf 50-N)
 
2.8

(based on 19 reviews)

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50%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (5)
  • Good power output (5)

Cons

  • Noisy (3)

Best Uses

      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Do-it-yourself (7), Avid do-it-yourselfer (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Good price, replaced a Wayne ESP33

    My Wayne ESP33 1/3 HP sump pump float switch started acting up. I could cycle it by pushing the switch up and down over and over again. it started getting worse so I ...Read complete review

    My Wayne ESP33 1/3 HP sump pump float switch started acting up. I could cycle it by pushing the switch up and down over and over again. it started getting worse so I looked for the same pump to make it easy to swap out. The Wayne pump is about 40.00 more for the 1/3. When I saw the Ace hardware version for 99.00 I went to Ace and saw that it was identical for less money. I went for the 1/2 hp version which is still the same size and setup as the wayne...still cheaper. I pulled the old one out and had the new one installed in about 5 min. Working great so far.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Switch is unreliable

    Had one for years - died
    replaced
    2 years later - rusty float stem and faulty switch
    replaced
    1 year later - faulty switch, but no rust
    Still under war...Read complete review

    Had one for years - died
    replaced
    2 years later - rusty float stem and faulty switch
    replaced
    1 year later - faulty switch, but no rust
    Still under warranty, I guess I'll swap out.

    They don't make these switches like they used to.
    I want reliable switches more than long warranties.

    Reviewed by 19 customers

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    4.0

    where to find float rod replacement

    By Trish

    from Lansdale, PA

    About Me Do-It-Yourself

    Pros

    • Fuel Efficient
    • Powerful

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about ACE HARDWARE Ace 1/2 HP Submersible Sump Pump (Asf 50-N):

        This pump was in our house when we bought it a little over a year ago, and the pump had been replaced a couple years before that. Like many others have noted, the metal rod holding the float in place rusted away recently and broke off. Others have indicated problems finding a replacement0 I found replacement parts on the manufacturer website (Wayne pumps) http://www.pumpserviceandsupport.com. If you're ok with occasionally having to buy the metal rod replacement (which is $7 with shipping), this has been a great pump for us so far and keeps up with the frequent flooding htat occurs in our basement (we are on a high water table and a hill that causes water to run down the property toward our house)

         
        4.0

        Lasted for 4 years

        By Matt

        from Grinnell, IA

        Comments about ACE HARDWARE Ace 1/2 HP Submersible Sump Pump (Asf 50-N):

        I've had my sump pump for 4 years and it has run without a problem until this year when it caused our basement to flood. I noticed that the switch was going and should have replaced the switch sooner but I didn't. After our basement flooded I replaced the switch which cost about $30.00 at ACE and the pump runs great again. I don't know if other pumps have replacement switches or not, but replacing the switch only took 10 minutes and a Phillips head screw driver. Over all I'm very happy with the pump for the cost, and being able to buy a replacement switch was a real bonus, I saved me from having to buy a whole new pump.

         
        3.0

        Wonderful pump. Terrible float rod.

        By mausball

        from Chicago, IL

        About Me Do-It-Yourself

        Pros

        • Reliablemostly

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about ACE HARDWARE Ace 1/2 HP Submersible Sump Pump (Asf 50-N):

            The pump is very good. It pumps well with the 8' head in my basement, and never complains. It's noisy, but it's not very expensive and lacks a cast iron base, so that's expected.

            The float rod though...dear lord, it's awful. I've replaced mine twice now. I finally gave up and replaced the pump with something else that was stainless and cast iron. Now it sits as a backup, with a piece of coathanger wire supporting the float.

            If the float wire were replaced with stainless or plastic, it'd be a wonderful sump pump. Until then, it's only adequate.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Very Reliable

            By Chris

            from Harleysville, PA

            About Me Do-It-Yourself

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • High quality
            • Powerful
            • Quiet

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about ACE HARDWARE Ace 1/2 HP Submersible Sump Pump (Asf 50-N):

                Purchased this pump over 7 years ago and just replaced again with the same product for peace of mind. After cleaning the original pump off (saving it as a backup), I have to say that it is in remarkably good condition--almost no rust at all and still operates just as well as the day it was purchased.

                As most pumps (any brand) fail due to float switch corrosion, I removed the factory float and re-installed the same Wayne brand "Electronic Sump Pump Control & Alarm" that I had purchased for the original pump. This system is nearly foolproof.

                In summary, I would highly recommend the Ace pump/Wayne Control combination.

                 
                2.0

                Died just outside warranty

                By A

                from Washington State

                About Me Handyman

                Pros

                • Powerful

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about ACE HARDWARE Ace 1/2 HP Submersible Sump Pump (Asf 50-N):

                    Just outside of warranty the impeller snapped off. There was no debris in the impeller chamber which could have interefered with the pump operation. The local store did not offer help which is unusual for Ace. I needed a quick solution so I had to buy a replacement pump.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    3.0

                    OK, except for rusted rod on float

                    By Bernard

                    from York, PA

                    Pros

                    • Powerful
                    • Quiet

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about ACE HARDWARE Ace 1/2 HP Submersible Sump Pump (Asf 50-N):

                        Pump works great, but the rod on the float rusted out with the washer that holds it in place. Float fell to side and jammed in the running position, luckly someone was home and turned off the power before it burned up. Rod should have been make out of stainles steel or plastic, my pump was a couple of years old, maybe they have modified this part.
                        I had to buy a new pump, was told they had no replacement parts, probably a $1 item.

                         
                        3.0

                        Ace Sump Pumps

                        By Rick

                        from Napoleon, Ohio

                        About Me Handyman

                        Pros

                        • Powerful

                        Cons

                        • Sticky

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about ACE HARDWARE Ace 1/2 HP Submersible Sump Pump (Asf 50-N):

                          The Ace pump motors are faithfull. Our runs so infrequent that the float rod will rust causing the float to stick on the rod. I used to replace the pump but insted I changed the rod to a nylon rod and seems to have fixed it.

                           
                          1.0

                          Not for long term

                          By Brian

                          from Orland, IL

                          About Me Do-It-Yourself

                          Pros

                            Cons

                            • Noisy

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about ACE HARDWARE Ace 1/2 HP Submersible Sump Pump (Asf 50-N):

                              rusty float stem after 3yrs
                              would not buy this again
                              It worked fine just doesn't last

                              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              4.0

                              8 Years & still running on model 48580

                              By Bill

                              from Feasterville, PA

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Easy To Install

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about ACE HARDWARE Ace 1/2 HP Submersible Sump Pump (Asf 50-N):

                                  Purchased Wayne 1/2 HP Sump pump from Ace Hardware. It is model 48580. Has been installed for 8 years and still running. Comes on a lot as I have a definate high water table and this pump does the job.

                                  Bill

                                  (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  2.0

                                  Switch is unreliable

                                  By DLM

                                  from Silver Spring, MD

                                  About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

                                  Pros

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about ACE HARDWARE Ace 1/2 HP Submersible Sump Pump (Asf 50-N):

                                        Had one for years - died
                                        replaced
                                        2 years later - rusty float stem and faulty switch
                                        replaced
                                        1 year later - faulty switch, but no rust
                                        Still under warranty, I guess I'll swap out.

                                        They don't make these switches like they used to.
                                        I want reliable switches more than long warranties.

                                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        awesome

                                        By rob

                                        from syracuse,ny

                                        About Me Professional

                                        Pros

                                        • Durable
                                        • Easy To Install
                                        • Easy To Use

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Bathroom
                                          • Large Kitchens
                                          • Office
                                          • Small Kitchens

                                          Comments about ACE HARDWARE Ace 1/2 HP Submersible Sump Pump (Asf 50-N):

                                          used it to drain a basement flooded with over a foot of water and cleared it right out

                                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                           
                                          5.0

                                          Good price, replaced a Wayne ESP33

                                          By Bill

                                          from Indianapolis, Indiana

                                          About Me Novice

                                          Pros

                                          • Easy To Install
                                          • Easy To Use

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about ACE HARDWARE Ace 1/2 HP Submersible Sump Pump (Asf 50-N):

                                              My Wayne ESP33 1/3 HP sump pump float switch started acting up. I could cycle it by pushing the switch up and down over and over again. it started getting worse so I looked for the same pump to make it easy to swap out. The Wayne pump is about 40.00 more for the 1/3. When I saw the Ace hardware version for 99.00 I went to Ace and saw that it was identical for less money. I went for the 1/2 hp version which is still the same size and setup as the wayne...still cheaper. I pulled the old one out and had the new one installed in about 5 min. Working great so far.

                                               
                                              4.0

                                              Good Pump

                                              By Matt

                                              from Nicholasville, KY

                                              About Me Do-It-Yourself

                                              Pros

                                              • Easy To Install

                                              Cons

                                              • Noisy

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Crawl Space

                                              Comments about ACE HARDWARE Ace 1/2 HP Submersible Sump Pump (Asf 50-N):

                                              I've had this pump for 5 years and am just now probably going to have to replace it. The switch seems like it is beginning to stick. When i do replace, it will be with the exact same thing. I

                                              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                               
                                              1.0

                                              TROUBLE

                                              By Jim the wet basement

                                              from Berwick Maine

                                              About Me Professional

                                              Pros

                                              • TROUBLE

                                              Cons

                                              • TROUBLE

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Basement

                                              Comments about ACE HARDWARE Ace 1/2 HP Submersible Sump Pump (Asf 50-N):

                                              The floats don't work I replaced 3 of these under
                                              warranty, the 4th Ace wouldn't talk with me.
                                              Cast Iron punps are the only way to go!!
                                              Sorry ACE you struck out here!!

                                              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                               
                                              1.0

                                              Poor Quality - Lasted less than 2 years

                                              By Mel

                                              from Cleveland, Oh

                                              About Me Do-It-Yourself

                                              Pros

                                                Cons

                                                • Broke apart
                                                • Flimsy
                                                • Noisy

                                                Best Uses

                                                  Comments about ACE HARDWARE Ace 1/2 HP Submersible Sump Pump (Asf 50-N):

                                                  This pump seemed to be good but just at 2 years it stopped working, after taking it out I found the 3 rods that attach the base of the unit to the pump, 2 had rusted and broken, causing the bottom half were the impeller is to come apart.. poor quality.

                                                   
                                                  4.0

                                                  Good pump.

                                                  By undee762

                                                  from Illinois

                                                  About Me Handyman

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Easy To Install

                                                  Cons

                                                  • Switch not adjustable

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Sump pump

                                                  Comments about ACE HARDWARE Ace 1/2 HP Submersible Sump Pump (Asf 50-N):

                                                  Mine lasted over 8 yrs. (of heavy use) It always cycled every 5 min or less.

                                                   
                                                  1.0

                                                  I would not buy this pump

                                                  By Sump pumper

                                                  from ohio

                                                  Comments about ACE HARDWARE Ace 1/2 HP Submersible Sump Pump (Asf 50-N):

                                                  This pump switch died just after two years. I suggest staying away from the mechanical switches. The float switches tend to last longer.

                                                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                                   
                                                  1.0

                                                  I would not buy another one

                                                  By JD

                                                  from Ohio

                                                  About Me Do-It-Yourself

                                                  Pros

                                                    Cons

                                                      Best Uses

                                                        Comments about ACE HARDWARE Ace 1/2 HP Submersible Sump Pump (Asf 50-N):

                                                        The float on mine broke after only 6 months and I took on water in my newly-finshed basement. I would not recommend this to anyone!

                                                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                                         
                                                        1.0

                                                        This pump is terrible. ...

                                                        By Rodney Y

                                                        from Chicago, IL

                                                        Comments about ACE HARDWARE Ace 1/2 HP Submersible Sump Pump (Asf 50-N):

                                                        This pump is terrible. Vibrates and makes noise like crazy and there is no adjustment of the float. Stay away from this one.

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