About two months ago I moved into a house with a finished basement. On a normal day my sump pump turns on two or three times. The last few years we have have had periods of extended power outages here in NJ so I would like to install a backup system to take over in case the power goes out while im at work. It seems that the easiest method would be to install a Basement Watchdog combination system. (I do not know how old the current pump is but it looks to to be pretty old so I definitely want to replace it before it fails). The problem is that my sump pit is only 12 inch deep and the basement watchdog pumps say that the pit needs to be 14 inches. Does anyone know of any other combination pumps that will fit my pit/have any suggestions on other backup systems that I should use?
The pump that is currently installed is Little Giant 6-CIA, 1/3 HP, 45 GPM - Automatic Submersible Sump Pump, 8ft power cord.