(206) 949-5683, Top Rated Plumber, Seattle
Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: Tear down & rebuild of Schaefer E-series

  1. #1
    DIY Junior Member wbnethery3's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Baytown, TX
    Posts
    9

    Default Tear down & rebuild of Schaefer E-series

    Folks,

    I recently had a septic system submersible pump replaced because it was not putting out the flow it should. The pump is a 1/2 hp Schaefer E-series 20 gpm.

    I just spent a solid hour looking online (including this forum) to see if I could find a "how to" for rebuilding the pump. Would like to have a spare in case the new one ever craps out (yes, pun intended...).

    There is no obvious way to disassemble the pump housing, and I'm stymied unless someone here has tackled this before. Realize it's a fairly small and cheap pump, but as Ben Franklin said, "a penny saved is a penny earned".

    Thanks in advance.

  2. #2
    Moderator valveman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Lubbock, Texas
    Posts
    4,156

    Default

    Very few small pumps are repairable these days. We call them throw away pumps. Madwe to last only a couple of years, then throw them away and buy a new one. Keeps the old wheels of commerce spinning. No sense in making things that will last anymore. We have become a throw away society and everybody is use to it. When everyone is searching for the lowest price, quality soon becomes unavailable.

Similar Threads

  1. Replacing a Delta 1300 series with a 1700 series
    By desvio in forum Shower & bathtub Forum & Blog
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 12-30-2011, 06:42 AM
  2. Anyway not to have to tear out further?
    By jdcarter6 in forum Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice, Tips & Tricks
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 06-21-2008, 09:31 PM
  3. Corner shower drain prob during tear-out
    By keystone in forum Shower & bathtub Forum & Blog
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 01-10-2008, 05:01 AM
  4. Fiberglass Shower/tub tear out
    By bp77 in forum Shower & bathtub Forum & Blog
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 04-17-2007, 10:33 AM
  5. Bathroom tear out and remodel
    By WaterBoy in forum Shower & bathtub Forum & Blog
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 01-22-2007, 09:03 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •