Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 40
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by LPull great deal
This pump works well if you don't have to draw. I pump from a ground level tank through a 2 inch line, 450 ft long.
at the end of the line with good flow I get 45 pounds pressure. at the pump without pumping load the pressure is 90 pounds-not recommended except for short testing. The only problem is the turbine ring clamp nut is a the bottom. Before installing the pump you should loosen it and turn the nut to the top or the side-see photo--makes for easy cleaning later, if needed. oh yeah. . . the factory over-tightened the lower bleed bolt and broke the head off. The leak stopped by replacing the bolt.
July 31, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by David Lasted 11 years!
Very happy with pump. Lasted 11 years, runs very quiet.
Just replaced my sprinkler pump. Last one (same model) lasted 11 years! I live in South Florida where we're only permitted to water twice a week. My pump draws from the lake and has 4 zones. My pump runs 4 hours per week (30 minutes per zone, twice a week). In addition to being high humidity and hot Florida sun for 11 years, I estimate the pump ran at least 2,300 hours. I feel that I got my money's worth and would definitely recommend. I do use a snap on plastic cover -- and I would definitely recommend getting one as well.
By the way... when I turned on the new pump after installing, I thought I must have done something wrong. It was so quiet, I didn't think there was any way it was primed and pumping water. The pump runs very quiet.
The only improvement I could suggest is in the wiring diagram. The manual didn't show which terminal was for the hot and which one for the neutral, so I didn't think it mattered. However, after getting the pump together and ready to power up, I noticed the wiring diagram on the pump itself shows that which terminals the are for the black and white wires. Of course, I had them backwards, so I had to take it back apart and move the wires around.
March 2, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Rick Owner
It's a good pump however I question the length of time before at your place at the last one only lasted three years
April 28, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Donald Long Lasting Pump - 17 years so far
I installed the 1.5 hp pump in 1998 and it is only now sounding kind of noisy. However, it pumps 30 gpm with no problem. I think I will buy another of the same model to replace my current one. Luckily, I installed unions on the suction and discharge lines so that I could easily replace the pump. Today I'm glad I thought of that 17 years ago!
April 4, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by novice excellent pump
I have a 50 foot well and i am irrigating a 3 zone, 7 head each sprinkle system with this pump.. This pump has enough pressure to meet my requirements.
Based on posts here and because it is an "Sprinkle Pump" instead of a "shallow well pump", I thought that this pump would not be able to draw water from my well. on the contrary, it does and I haven’t had any problems.. I have it connected to my sprinkle timer and it has worked every time.. very happy with my purchase
January 13, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by dmjohnsnx2 1.5 hp
This pump was to replace a 1hp pump that I accidentally burned up. I wanted to go with the 2hp pump but other reviews were better for the 1.5.
I've installed a sprinkler system over 2 acres this summer and this pump is more than enough to power everything. One line has 9 sprinklers, 2 Voyager rotor heads and 7 small pop-ups. At 250' from the pump there is more than enough pressure at max 47psi with MAXIMUM CAPACITY: 67 GPM
FLOW at 10' LIFT and 30 PSI: 45 GPM.
When I tested one of my last lines with 5 heads, a nozzle popped out. With a Voyager II rotor head pumping out to 10' I still had full flow with the other 4 heads.
I have reduced the 1-1/2 suction and discharge line down to 1" and still have more than enough to push out 24 gpm to about 40'.
In summary, I'm glad I saved the money by purchasing the 1.5hp instead of the 2hp, I didn't feel the extra price was worth the minimal extra pressure. I would recommend this pump to anyone.
September 16, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Homely57 Pump is an excellent low cost work horse. Caution on allowing pump to run dry.
I've used several of these pumps over the last 14 years and they are great. Never had a motor issue but units are enclosed in a ventilated shed. The only issue I've had is when they fail to build pressure (due to piping or control issues, no fault of pump, entrained air and low flow condition) and they run without water flow. There is no internal safety so they continue to run until the water in the housing boils and the plastic parts deform. The pump amazingly continues to operate afterwards but at reduced capacity. Rebuild kits are available however at about a third of the replacement cost of the pump. I have since added a pump circuit that only runs the pump when the timer AND pressure switch call for it to run.
September 24, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by trenchmonkey Performance on a budget
I install these when a client can't lay out twice the $$ for a cast iron Goulds/StaRite/Franklin pump.
Great motor, just drain before freezing, and don't overtighten connections...you'll get years of service
out of it. Will lift a good 20' and we typically see 40 gpm @40 psi on 2" driven shallow wells. Not bad
at all for the pricepoint. Moving up to the 2HP doesn't get ya much more, maybe a few gallons/few psi.
September 16, 2014