motor swap on jet pump

Discussion in 'Pumps and Tanks Well Forum & Blog. Water is life.' started by Wet_Boots, Nov 19, 2007.

  1. Rancher

    Rancher Guest

    You could always use a 1/2 hp pump with a flow restrictor (valve)...

    Rancher
     
  2. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots Sprinkler Guy

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    Still, the 1/3 HP is a more of a sure thing, so far as the suction side goes. Assuming skill, or homeowner non-interference with valve adjustments of the professional, is more than I'm willing to expect.
     
  3. Raucina

    Raucina New Member

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    Sears paid a big fine over their 5HP motor "rated" that were really 1/2 HP, I think it was on the vacuums, several years ago. Someone - probably a off work lawyer- got them on false advertising with some gov agency.

    Take a 1 HP motor with 1.7 SF and indeed it will give you 5 HP for several seconds, then it will start to smoke and hopefully blow the breaker before it explodes.

    Lets give a cheer to Franklin for honestly building and rating their motors for submersibles.

    If you want to get out of the motor rut, get on 3 phase service, and all these issues are behind you.

    The system about HP ratings is broken and deceitful.
     
  4. speedbump

    speedbump Active Member

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    How true. And like someone said, it could be vacuum cleaners, pump motors, stereo systems, who knows? It's all gotten out of hand with the deception.

    bob...
     
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