Wayne RUP160 Review

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Basement flooding can cause thousands of dollars in damage but luckily it is preventable with a simple sump pump. In this article we reviewed the Wayne RUP160 to see if it is worth the money and a good choice for installation in your basement.

The Wayne RUP160 may not be the most powerful sump pump on the market but it does have a few advantages like the small size and the fact that it does not need oil. It can pump up to 3000 gallons of water per hour and removes water down to 3/8″.


  • Thermoplastic body is tough to damage
  • Drains up to 3000 GPH
  • Garden hose adapter for outside use

The RUP160 is a good choice for homeowners that need a small crawl space sump pump or a pump for occasional around the home usage. It has a smaller motor than most palms I just won 6 hp but still can’t drain award amount of water down to three eights of an inch.

Another benefit that we like is that the unit is small enough to pick up with one hand and super light weight since it is made of thermoplastic plus it does not require any oil so seasonal maintenance is easy. In most cases you can take the pump from your garage plug it in and it will start working without any problem. This makes it a good choice for draining pools ponds and other flooded areas of your property.


  • Lightweight and easy to setup
  • Removed water down to 3/8″
  • Good for indoor and outdoor usage


  • Less powerful motor than other pumps
  • No backup pump or alarm


  • 1/6 HP motor
  • Thermoplastic body
  • Pumps 50 GPM
  • 1 year warranty
  • Fits 1 1/4″ drain lines
  • Comes with garden hose attachment kit
  • 9′ power cord
  • Does not require oil

Performance Guide

How to Install

Installing this unit is easy and does not require the help of a professional installation service which means you can save extra money. To install the RUP160 place it at the bottom of the pit or flooded area, attach it to the drain lines then plug it in and turn on the motor. The pump should turn on and start pumping water almost right away.

Warranty Information

This model comes with a 1 year warranty in case you get sent a lemon although the build quality is high and the motor is very dependable.

What’s Included

This unit comes with a pump and 9′ power cord. It does not include an alarm, battery or backup pump. It also comes with an owners manual to help set up and use the pump.

Customer Reviews and Ratings

Customer reviews and ratings are largely positive for the RUP160 as well as most other Wayne sump pumps. While there are occasional reports of lemons most equipment built by Wayne is designed to last for many years – even in high water flow areas. Since this model has a thermoplastic body and dependable motor it is difficult to damage and normally last for at least 3 years.

Our Final Say

Overall we think the Wayne RUP160 is a good buy for anyone that need a lightweight pump that is very dependable. While most people use this pump as a lightweight sump pump it can also be used in a variety of other ways around the home which makes it a good choice for people without a basement that experience seasonal flooding.

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