How to Install Hi & Dry™ RH1400 Battery Sump Pump

The Complete Pump Installation Kit

battery-powered pump kit RH-1400
RH1400 kit

All accessories for a typical installation, except for the battery, are included. Each pump kit includes:

  • Powerful pump and motor 12 VDC, 21 Amps with SS base (9"x 6-1/2"x 6-1/2" high, 12.5 Lbs.)
  • High-impact plastic battery case (17"x 9-1/2"x 11" high) with cables
  • Finish battery charger (1.0 AH @ 12 VDC, 0.4 Amp load) with battery status lights and cables
  • Stainless steel pump mounting L-bracket
  • PVC 1-1/4" suction pipe (18" long) with elbow
  • PVC check valve and suction screen
  • Vertical low-profile float switch with a mounting clamp
  • T–connector for insertion into the main discharge pipe (1-1/2" or 1-1/") with adaptors
  • Flexible discharge hose (1-1/4") and clamps
  • PVC fittings for a typical installation, all stainless steel hardware
  • Integrated 85 dB buzzer alarm to let you know that the primary pump is not working
  • Fuse holder and two 20 Amp inline glass tube fuses (1 spare)
  • Illustrated installation and maintenance instructions.

Additional parts and tools needed:

  • Check valve above the primary pump
  • PVC primer and cement for PVC connections
  • Teflon tape or pipe sealant for threaded connections
  • Handsaw for cutting PVC pipes
  • Phillips and slotted screwdrivers
  • Utility knife, tape measure, large adjustable pliers

Battery requirements:

  • 12 Volt marine deep cycle battery, sealed lead acid or AGM or Gel, size 27 up to 31 but not exceeding 13.5” long x 7” wide x 10” high. Stud post 1/4” or 3/8”.

Easy Do-it-Yourself Installation

battery-powered pump kit RH-1400
RH1400

Each model connects to the primary sump pump discharge pipe 2-3 feet above the floor. This means the pump is a breeze to install, usually without removing the primary pump. Except in rare cases, all your connections are made above the floor, not down inside the sump.

Make sure there is a good-quality, fully functioning main check valve well above the primary pump but below the backup discharge T- connection.

The pump installation is a breeze! Main steps:

  1. Place pump in position on the floor or on the bracket
  2. Install the T–connector on the main discharge pipe and connect to pump with a flexible discharge hose
  3. Install suction pipe
  4. Mount float switch and alarm
  5. Install battery and plug in.

If there is a sump pump cover, cut out a hole for the RH1400 suction pipe.

The PVC suction piping for RH1400 includes a 1-1/2 ft. section for insertion into the pit, an elbow, and a 1-ft. section for the horizontal distance from the pit. The bottom of the suction pipe must remain submerged when the primary pumps empties the pit. The piping can be cut as needed or substituted with longer piping, providing the overall suction height does not exceed 4 ft.