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Thread: F&W deep well jet pump replacement

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    What is the SF (service factor) of the motor? Sometimes they can rate these a little funny. For example, a Sta-Rite MSE is a "1-HP" motor but the SF is 1.65, which means that it is really a 1.5 HP motor in 1 HP guise. One good way to tell is to check the amps.

    Quote Originally Posted by schudaddie View Post
    I had to contact F&W a few years ago for info on replacing the pressure switch. I gave them the date code and model number and that's what they told me. I also have a cutaway picture in my manual that looks to be a 3 stage (3 impellers) and my pump looks to have the same number but it's castings are so rusty it's hard to tell. I need to send them an email and see what they say. The guy I bought the house from had the motor replaced 4 times. In '88,'89,'91 & 93. The first time a possible lightening damage is mentioned on the receipt. Each time a 1 hp was installed. weird.... Maybe It started out as a 1.5hp. It is wired for 220v and I can read the tag on the motor as 1 hp. I'll let you know how this plays out...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Texas Wellman View Post
    Look again Don. That is sold by "Hardware Habitat". They are doing the same thing Amazon does. If they don't sell it they hook you up with someone who does and then take a little cut of the action.

    Yes, I see that is the case. They never did build their own stuff, but they did back what they sold. At a cost of course.


    If that pump is just rusty and still working, I would knock off the rust and paint it with Epoxy Enamel paint.

    The Cast Iron 1 HP that HD sells is a decent pump if it is Model # FP4432.


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    Quote Originally Posted by valveman View Post
    After an acquisition they usually cease production of the higher quality pump(s) when there are two or more similar products. Then they brand the lower quality pump with the names of all the companies they previously acquired. Now they have no competition, only one production facility instead of six, and six different names for many different retailers to sell the same pump. Which by the way doesnít last as long as it used to, but there is no longer any option, so you just replace it more often.



    In the early 90ís I saw a room full of warranty pumps at Sta-Rite (now Pentair). They said there probably isnít anything wrong with 90% of them. But Sears bought so many pumps that they didnít question a warranty, they just handed them another pump.
    Was Sta-Rite the manufacturer of the black plastic Craftsman pump I still see a lot of?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wet_Boots View Post
    Was Sta-Rite the manufacturer of the black plastic Craftsman pump I still see a lot of?

    I would doubt it.

    It is most likely Flotec's New plastic crap.
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    It might have been Simer, if they were making plastic pumps a generation ago. Easy enough to find an image of the ubiquitous pump. One of the results has the Simer name on the same pump.


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    Quote Originally Posted by DonL View Post
    If that pump is just rusty and still working, I would knock off the rust and paint it with Epoxy Enamel paint.
    I agree-- why replace a working pump? If the rust bothers you, I would brush on POR-15 Rust Preventive Paint as a primer under any top coat. http://www.por15.com/POR-15-_p_8.html It can also be used without a top coat. It becomes a dull dark grey to black if there is no top coating, but it does cover and then inhibit rust.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wet_Boots View Post
    It might have been Simer, if they were making plastic pumps a generation ago. Easy enough to find an image of the ubiquitous pump. One of the results has the Simer name on the same pump.



    This thread was about a deep well cast iron jet pump, not a single stage plastic crap, crap.

    Make sure you make a copy of your disappearing ink thermal receipt, Because you will need it.


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