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Hurricane Success Story: Little Giant 5-MSP Saves House

Hurricane season has arrived, and early predictions insinuate we should be preparedIMG 2225 for potential storms like 2017. Our recommendation: Have a pump or two ready! As you prepare, here’s a success story from our testimonial library about one homeowner who turned to the Little Giant® 5-MSP Sump Pump to save his house from flooding last year:

“Recently, I purchased a house and found a Little Giant 5-MSP sump pump in our garage. I didn't think much about the product until Hurricane Harvey struck our house. Our backyard was taking on water faster than the existing drainage could handle. So, very late in the night, my wife and I set up the sump pump in the large puddle/low spot of our yard and within minutes all the water was displaced to the front yard through our garden hose.

To go into more detail, I had recently been planning to install a dry well and implement a sump pump with some drainage lines to remove collected water, but I was only able to afford (financially and time-wise) to install the dry well. When Harvey was first approaching, it was a Category 1, however it very quickly turned into a Category 4 before the rain reached our neighborhood. My dry well filled up quickly and the existing drainage line, that the previous owner had installed, was overwhelmed and the water had nowhere to go because its exit point was completely flooded. We tried pushing and directing water out to our driveway which slopes toward the street, but the rain was coming down faster and in a greater quantity than our current methods could handle. I rushed into the garage to get an idea of what to do and there sat a box that I had never paid attention to that read “sump pump”. At this point, I was praying that it wasn’t too old (previous owner passed in 2011) and that it would fit our garden hose. To my relief, it turned on and the hose fit perfectly. We sat it in the deepest point of water and the pump started removing the water faster than I thought it would. The water was about to reach our house, but not 10 minutesLittle Giant 5 MSP Angled Right later all the water had been diverted out to the street via the pump and garden hose. We ran this pump for hours on end for multiple days and it never once had any complications. We thought the rain was coming down faster than the pump could remove it, but after pumping for about 2-3 hours in the low spot and being heavily rained on, the water receded and was diverted out of the low spot.

I truly mean that our house would have flooded from the backyard if it weren’t for this sump pump that we found in the garage. I didn’t want this product to go unnoticed or unrecognized. I was certain that we were going to fry it at some point or it would overheat but it never did. It kept going even through the heaviest rains that Houston has ever had. I am amazed and extremely grateful for such a fantastic product. The Little Giant sump pump truly saved our house from taking on water. Thank you, thank you, thank you for creating such high-quality pumps.”

--- Logan Knowles, Houston Homeowner

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Warranty Update: 3-Year Warranty Now Offered On Select Models

Little Giant Logo CLRFranklin Electric is pleased to announce that effective immediately, a 3-Year Warranty is being offered on all Little Giant® branded sump, sewage, effluent, and VCMX models manufactured after January 1, 2018. However, we are providing an offset of 12 months to account for existing inventory carried in Franklin Electric warehouses. The 2018 price guide has been updated to reflect the changes. The owner’s manuals and cartons will be updated as a running change.

If you have questions, please contact your local Little Giant Sales Representative.

 

In Case You Missed It: AHR Expo 2018 Post-Show Photo Gallery

The AHR Expo 2018 was yet again a collection of the some of the industry’s most innovative HVACR professionals. Franklin Electric and the Little Giant® brand featured a number of innovations that were well received among those that stopped by the booth. For those that were able to come out, thank you, it was fun! For those that couldn’t make it…here’s a look at the show from our point of view.

Click here for our AHR Expo 2018 Post-Show Photo Gallery.

AHR 2018

AHR 2018: New HVAC Pumping Innovations on Display

If you’re attending AHR Expo 2018 in Chicago, Illinois, January 22-24, be sure to stop by 2910 SocialBooth 2910. A variety of Franklin Electric and Little Giant® branded HVAC pumping innovations will be on display, including:

  • Inline 1100 SpecPAKTM Pressure Boosting System – It connects easily to nearly any plumbing configuration to provide an easy-to-size water pressure boosting solution for numerous HVAC applications. Contractors simply determine how much water is required to be boosted to the desired constant pressure output and the system comes properly packaged. The pump itself, the Franklin Electric Inline 1100, is a quiet, all-in-one constant water pressure system that contains the pump, motor, and drive in a compact package. As water volume needs increase, the pump instantly accelerates to the proper speed to ensure the water pressure stays constant throughout the application. 
  • Inline Controls – The family includes five pump starting and control devices that pair with a variety of submersible or surface pumps up to 20 amps (or approximately 2 hp) to provide or boost the system’s overall water pressure – and in many cases, without the need of an additional bladder tank. Depending on application requirements and selected model, the product family offers various forms of system protection, including dry run, dead head pumping, over amperage, locked system, and over pressurization. They also offer two unique features that ensure the system remains functional and hassle free, including: a daily motor rotation start designed to energize the motor at least once every 24 hours to prevent system locking, and a unique automatic restart feature eliminating the need to manually restart the pump in the case of an unexpected trip or fault. Inline 1100 Specpak 3 Stage Pallet System
  • Updated Little Giant Inline 400 Pressure Boosting System – It now comes rated as a NEMA 3R outdoor system. The Inline 400 is constructed of UV-resistant materials and comes standard with a protective weather cap to be used for maximum protection of the unit when mounted vertically in outdoor applications. Once the Inline 400 is installed, the cap is easily attached over the top of the unit using an affixed Velcro button. It is UL classified for water quality mechanical device, NSF/ANSI 61 and 372, and Cold Water 6R21. In addition, the Inline 400 is now available for order with a 2-liter expansion tank at no additional cost. The standalone Inline 400 unit can be purchased should it be needed to meet customer’s installation needs.
  • Proven Little Giant VCMX-20 Series of Condensate Pumps – It features a slim footprint for installation flexibility in tight areas, and a unique mounting bracket for easy mounting and removal. A 1/4-turn check valve allows for servicing without the removal of tubing to eliminate water spills, an external overflow switch automatically detects high level water, and an external test lever allows for quick testing of the pump or tank drain ability when needed. During a replacement of the pump with a new VCMX-20 Series, zero tools are needed for installation.

For more information about the AHR Expo 2018, click here.

Now Available for Inline 400: 2-Liter Expansion Tank

Inline 400 Expansion Tank FE FE 2LX FrontThe Little Giant® Inline 400 Pressure Boosting System is now available for order with a 2-liter expansion tank at no additional cost. The standalone Inline 400 unit can be purchased, should a different size or style tank be needed to meet installation needs. If additional 2-liter tanks are needed for other uses, or as a replacement part, they can be purchased independently.

For more information about the Little Giant Inline 400, click here.

EC-1-DV Product Enhancement Update

Franklin Electric’s commitment to innovation and continual improvement means that we evaluate and incorporate new technologies into our existing products, services, and processes Little Giant EC 1 DVto continuously increase value for our customers.

As a result, we have made the following minor changes to the EC-1-DV Series Mini Condensate Pump:

  • A minor circuit board design change has been implemented
  • A new connector for the power cable has been incorporated

Effective immediately, new item numbers have been established for the EC-1-DV and EC-1K-DV 110-240 V 50/60 Hz models. The current item numbers 553505 and 553515 are discontinued and production has transferred to the new item. Orders will be automatically converted to the new models. Please update your systems to reflect these new item numbers to minimize any disruption to your receiving process.

Note: Electric cable from existing product will not connect to the new product and vice-versa. If a new model replaces an installed existing model, the included electrical cable supplied with the new model will need to be used. There has been no change to the product performance or dimensions.

Model Number Information
Product model and item numbers changed:

 Model Number Inofromation For EC 1 DV

 For more information about the EC-1-DV, click here.

Hurricane Harvey Success Story: Little Giant 5-MSP Saves House

IMG 2225In preparation for one of the most terrifying storms to ever hit the area, a homeowner recently turned to the Little Giant® 5-MSP Sump Pump to dewater his lawn. The result: His house was saved. Here’s the story he shared with us.

“Recently, I purchased a house and found a Little Giant 5-MSP sump pump in our garage. I didn't think much about the product until Hurricane Harvey struck our house. Our backyard was taking on water faster than the existing drainage could handle. So, very late in the night, my wife and I set up the sump pump in the large puddle/low spot of our yard and within minutes all the water was displaced to the front yard through our garden hose.

To go into more detail, I had recently been planning to install a dry well and implement a sump pump with some drainage lines to remove collected water, but I was only able to afford (financially and time-wise) to install the dry well. When Harvey was first approaching, it was a Category 1, however it very quickly turned into a Category 4 before the rain reached our neighborhood. My dry well filled up quickly and the existing drainage line, that the previous owner had installed, was overwhelmed and the water had nowhere to go because its exit point was completely flooded. We tried pushing and directing water out to our driveway which slopes toward the street, but the rain was coming down faster and in a greater quantity than our current methods could handle. I rushed into the garage to get an idea of what to do and there sat a box that I had never paid attention to that read “sump pump”. At this point, I was praying that it wasn’t too old (previous owner passed in 2011) and that it would fit our garden hose. To my relief, it turned on and the hose fit perfectly. We sat it in the deepest point of water and the pump started removing the water faster than I thought it would. The water was about to reach our house, but not 10 minutesLittle Giant 5 MSP Angled Right later all the water had been diverted out to the street via the pump and garden hose. We ran this pump for hours on end for multiple days and it never once had any complications. We thought the rain was coming down faster than the pump could remove it, but after pumping for about 2-3 hours in the low spot and being heavily rained on, the water receded and was diverted out of the low spot.

I truly mean that our house would have flooded from the backyard if it weren’t for this sump pump that we found in the garage. I didn’t want this product to go unnoticed or unrecognized. I was certain that we were going to fry it at some point or it would overheat but it never did. It kept going even through the heaviest rains that Houston has ever had. I am amazed and extremely grateful for such a fantastic product. The Little Giant sump pump truly saved our house from taking on water. Thank you, thank you, thank you for creating such high-quality pumps.”

--- Logan Knowles, Houston Homeowner

Now Available: New Inline Controls

Franklin Electric is excited to announce the launch of the much-anticipated Inline Controls! The new Inline Controls include five pump starting and control devices that pair with a variety of submersible or surface pumps to provide or boost the system’s overall water pressure – and in many cases, without the need of an additional bladder tank. Depending on application requirements and the selected model, this product family offers various forms of system protection. They also offer two unique features that ensure the system remains functional and hassle free, including: a daily motor rotation start designed to energize the motor at least once every 24 hours (to prevent system locking), and a unique automatic restart feature eliminating the need to manually restart the pump in the case of an unexpected trip or fault.

Features by Model

Features By Model ChartNote: Proper pump selection is essential for use with the InlineFLW, SWC, SWP, and ADJ as pump shut-off pressure will be realized within the system prior to shut down. If the pump size can not be reduced, select the InlineCTL with built-in pressure reducing valve.

Ideal applications for the Inline Controls family include: well systems as a replacement to a standard 30/50 switch and tank combination, garden or watering applications that are long distances from a well, municipal boosting applications, and other water pressure boosting applications where a bladder tank is not conducive.

Prefer a video explanation? Click here to hear our product expert explain a little more about this new product.

Success Story: Zero Extinctions, One Pump at a Time

The Turtle Survival Alliance had a challenge, and Franklin Electric’s Little Giant® brand is providing the solution. Franklin donated 13 Little Giant brand pumps, including the Little Little Giant Web Story PhotoGiant 6EC Sump Pump, to help safely provide a stress-free environment for the turtles. Previous pumps did not adequately transfer large volumes of water to the cooling system in the greenhouse, so the Little Giant 6EC Sump Pump was shipped next day to the facility. It was quickly back up and running properly, providing cool air for the turtles and vegetation inside the greenhouse to simulate their natural habitat.


Click here to read Pond Trade magazine’s full coverage of the story.