Recirculation Pump

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by meadkristen, Feb 24, 2010.

  1. meadkristen

    meadkristen New Member

    Feb 23, 2010
    Can a recirculation pump go bad? If so, what is their typical lifespan? What about a bad check valve?
  2. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

    Sep 2, 2004
    Retired Systems engineer for defense industry.
    New England
    Do you know of anything that doesn't eventually wear out? Yes, the pump and the checkvalve can and likely will fail given enough time. How long, depends. Is yours running on a timer, or does it run 24/7? Mine's about 8-years old, and still working, but who knows when it will die. It's on a timer, so doesn't run all that much.
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  4. Gary Swart

    Gary Swart In the Trades

    Sep 1, 2004
    Yakima WA
    Pretty much what Jim said in his reply. I have a Laing pump that is at least 5 years old and runs 24/7. No way to tell for sure how long anything mechanical or electrical will last, but it's like death and taxes.
  5. krow

    krow Plumber

    Feb 11, 2008
    Ontario, Canada
    I had a recirc pump last 25 years at my moms house ( I replace it recently) and I have had clients that have lasted as little as 8 years. As previously said, it depends on how often and how long it runs
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