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    Default Sta rite pump for $75... Worth it?

    I have the chance to purchase a one HP sta rite pump and starter for $75. Is it worth the money. It works fine and pumps water. Buy or steer clear?
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    That is a really old one. Looks like the old oil filled type motor. Check the date code. It might last a while or it not run an hour.

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    Our original Sta-Rite 1.5 HP pump lasted 28 years....on an 82 gallon galvanized tank that was completely undersized for the pump.

    But I would not give $75 for the pump.

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    He's firm on the price. I walked away. There are many others out there to choose from! Thanks guys.

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    Always put a used pump ina barrell of water, run it, check the running amps as you close a valve to zero flow, then record the maximum pressure made. try it half shut and pressure at say 50 psi and measure the outflow in GPM. Now you know something.

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    Wise decision! I have several 1/2 hp submersables that I would love to get $75.00 each. They worked when we pulled them and could last for years or they could die tomorrow!
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