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Old 03-02-2015, 04:57 AM   #1
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Water pump replacement

My water pump on an '81 Excella II has died on me and I need to replace it. The existing pump is a Shurflo 45psi one which seems to be dated 2007, so it was a replacement itself. As the less powerful models from Shurflo cost less and presumably do the job O.K. can anyone tell me which psi model it originally would have had - perhaps 30psi? The less powerful models cost less and there's no sense paying for more than I need. The pump is only for pumping the water to kitchen/bathroom and doesn't feed any radiators or anything else. Any advice much appreciated - Geoff B.

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Old 03-02-2015, 08:37 AM   #2
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Geoff, I can't say what your original pump was but there is a good chance it's been replaced several times since 1981. Others here on the forum may have better knowledge of your original pump specs.

If your current pump was installed in 2007 (about 8 years ago), it's had a pretty good run. If it was doing the job for you, and didn't create other problems, you might want to look for another one like it or close to it. Going with a higher pressure model might create problems with your older plumbing, and going with a lower pressure model might not give you the water pressure you've gotten used to. I have a 2001 AS and the original pump needed replacement at about 5 years. I chose a matching pump and it's been performing well now for 9 years.

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Old 03-02-2015, 10:03 AM   #3
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Both the Flo Jet and Shrflow have an inexpensive line of pumps which seem to work well enough. I tend to like the Flo Jet, and it is slightly cheaper.
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