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Wednesday, November 7th 2012, 8:22pm

by Wet_Boots

Not worth pursuing. Find the pump that has the performance you need, then fit it to the system. In all likelihood, the old pump was a straight centrifugal.

Maybe you can work backwards from the system, counting the number of heads per zone, and the flow and pressure they needed. You can sometimes find a jet pump that matches the performance of something with a larger motor. It won't be cheaper, necessarily, but it would give an energy savings.

Of course, faulty motors can be replaced or serviced, so if it is only the motor that's a problem, look to repair or replace just that.

Wednesday, November 7th 2012, 3:37pm

by rcsprinkler

Exact Same Pump Nee

I have to replace my home sprinkler pump and would like to get the exact same so I can use the same PVC connections.
Haven't been been able to find it anywhere. Could you help me?
The pump has an AO Smith motor USQ1252, 48Y frame, 2-1/2 HP ( I think I can go down to 1-1/2 HP). I've the pump for 16 yrs of solid service.
The pump "HOUSING" looks just like the FloTec FP5242:…_sp_FP5252.aspx

Can I get the same pump motor (AO Smith USQ1252 ) and pump housing?
Thanks for replies.
I fixed your link.. mrfixit