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Portable Electric Rain Barrel Pump

Part#:
FF555103
Regular Price: $114.99
Need to empty your rain barrel or pump water between containers in a hurry? Try this small, powerful electric water pump. The Little Giant Electric Rainbarrel Pump is lightweight, quick pumping, and low maintenance.

The electric water pump has a carrying handle that doubles as an attachment clip. The clip works just like a belt clip - it slides over the edge of a rain barrel and holds the pump snugly on the side. The entire water pumping device weighs less than 5 pounds (including the power cord) and is very easy to move between different rain barrels.

The pump itself doesn't go inside the rain barrel, which means there's no need to take the lid off or fit a pump into a narrow area. Instead, the electric pump uses an intake hose to draw water from the rain barrel, and that hose can be dropped inside the barrel or attached to the spigot. This Little Giant pump is strong enough to pull water up a 7 foot long hose.

The pump is self priming, which means you don't have to suck water up the hose to the motor before it starts working. After starting the motor, it should start moving water within about 30 seconds. Wetting the impeller and keeping it coated with petroleum jelly will lengthen its life and improve pumping action. Do not run the pump dry. Dry pumping for as short as 30 seconds can damage the impeller.

This pump can also be used for a wide variety of other things. It can empty waterbeds, drain water heaters, change the water in aquariums, clear out a flooded basement, fill up livestock troughs, transfer water to an RV, pump boat bilges, dry out stock tanks, and any other task where you need to get lots of water from point A to point B in a hurry.

Technical Details
  • Weight: 4 lbs 11 oz
  • Horsepower: 1/10 hp
  • Flow rate: ~6 GPM


  • When using this water pump, please follow proper safety procedures. To prevent electric shock, do not submerge the motor. Use a 3-prong, grounded electric cord, preferably connected to a GFCI outlet.

    Any debris that gets fed through the motor (such as leaves or dirt from the bottom of the rain barrel) can be spit out at high speed so please do not point the outlet hose at people or animals. Well, don't point it at people or animals that you like, at least.

    REALLY Technical Details
  • Hose fittings: Fits a standard 3/4" male garden hose / 3/8" female hose (FNPT)
  • Duty Cycle: Intermittent (no more than 15 minutes at a time)
  • Thermal Protection: Automatic Resetting (if it overheats, the pump will reset itself after cooling for about 15 minutes)
  • Motor amperage: 1.6 amps
  • Operating Air Temperature: 40 - 104 degrees Fahrenheit (the motor is air cooled)
  • Water Temperature: 40 - 160 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Self priming distance: 7 feet of hose
  • Power cord length: 6' (can be extended with a 14 or 16 gauge extension cord)
  • Voltage: 115v
  • Hertz: 60 hz
  • UL listed in the US and Canada


  • This pump does not include garden hoses because these are prohibitively expensive to ship. You'll need to get two 3-7 foot lengths of gardening hoses at a local hardware store. Your order does include 2 red rubber covers (not shown) to protect the intake and outlet from dust and dirt during storage.
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