As powerful / reliable as can be --- on a floor /utility pump. It happens every 3-4 years -- where it rains too hard and the city sewer can't take it all....

I was looking at the Zoeller pumps but it's overkill . Love the pump, but the Zoeller one I was looking at was this cast iron beast.

Can ya'll recommend a pump in which I plan to just use 1x every 3-4 years, where I plan to use either in the basement or even outdoor -- where I connect a 3/4 hose to direct the water to discharge someplace else. Something preferably that can be semi-submerged at 4--7" max .

The Wayne pump I have still works - she's just a little slow...