Fairbanks Morse jet pump...is it smart to rebuild it?

Discussion in 'Pumps and Tanks Well Forum & Blog' started by Timbuktu, Jun 21, 2012.

  1. Timbuktu

    Timbuktu New Member

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    Location:
    PalmSprings SCal
    1/2 hp Franklinmorse jet

    This jet has been lying out in the desert since 1995.
    Is it worth the effort to look into a rebuild? Even a diy project?
    My suspicion is no.
    Since the discharge port is open to the elements,it could easily have rust issues inside,even if it only rains here once or twice a year.
    Approx How much in parts if i do the labor? That assuming i could even do it. presses and special tools required?..... If so,forget it. ill buy new or professional rebuild?
    opinions?
  2. valveman

    valveman Moderator Staff Member

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    Location:
    Lubbock, Texas
    Probably needs new bearings and seal. Maybe an impeller as well. Sitting in the desert is hard on them. Might spend 150 bucks on parts for a $300 pump.

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