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Old 02-04-2013, 08:12 AM   #21
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Sureflow has been the least trouble .

PAR is the worst I have lived with.
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Old 02-04-2013, 08:38 AM   #22
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What do you use mate?
My preference is Groco pumps. They are more expensive but given the fact that they will last for many years, over their lifetime they are actually less expensive. Chuck
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Old 02-04-2013, 10:42 AM   #23
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Our pump is a Surflo bought at West Marine. We been a live aboard for 16 years, and use the pump every day as we fill the water tanks as I do not trust connecting a hose to the dock water. Had to replace the Surflo pump twice. When this pump does out I will replace it with another Surflo. I also prefer the low 30 psi its easier on the pipes and use less water.
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Old 02-04-2013, 07:07 PM   #24
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Older Flojet pumps lasted for years without any problems so if you have one that's been operating for ten years, it does not have the same pressure switch as the new ones. Get a new pump and not a Flojet. You'll spend more replacing parts in the long run. Chuck
Like I said.
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Old 02-05-2013, 01:42 PM   #25
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wish i had read about the Flojet pump related problems earlier.
wouldnt have replaced with same which i think is a newer pump, probably around 5 years old (it was in the boat when we got it a few years ago) and i am guessing it was not newly installed then. So perhaps a product life of 5-6 years is my guess.
too bad it was a sensor problem as the pump part was working just fine..
According to the dealer the sensor is part of the motor so not really fixable, just throwing money at it, cheaper to buy new.
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Old 02-05-2013, 02:43 PM   #26
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Our Shurflo pump (2088-414-934) gave up the ghost yesterday- same problem as has been described here.. I replaced it with a Shurflo 4901 Extreme.

All is good!
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Old 02-06-2013, 06:17 AM   #27
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Most of these pumps crap out because of the pressure switch.

So in purchasing the "next" pump look for a non built in removable switch .

IF the switch has a metal fitting where it screws into the pump housing , the dead switch can be operated on and a std common plumbing end soldered on.

A house style unit ($18. at ACE) can then be fitted.

Why live with designed failure?
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My preference is Groco pumps. They are more expensive but given the fact that they will last for many years, over their lifetime they are actually less expensive. Chuck
What pump from Groco would you recommend to replace this standard Flojet pump?
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What pump from Groco would you recommend to replace this standard Flojet pump?
The link takes you to a bottled water dispensing pump.
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This is a three year old thread that Rick has revived.
Rick, the Groco Paragon Jr. is about as reliable a water pressure pump as you'll find. I've had one on my boat for 29 years. I think the only repair I've done is to replace the pressure switch once. If you decide you want one, I've got a new one I've had for several years that I'd like to sell.
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