Plastic (JUNK) Water Pumps

I had my basement flood and have been cleaning up the mess. It ruined the furnace, washer, dryer, water pump (shallow well jet pump), sump pump, and the electric water heater controls. The water heater also tipped over and broke the pipes off. There was 5 feet of water in basement.
Anyhow, I bought a new jet water pump. Instead of being cast iron like my old pump, it was a plastic housing. I began screwing in the inch and a quarter pipe that goes to the well, and only had it threaded in about 3 turns when the plastic pump housing split wide open. Of course I had already connected all the other pipes and wiring. What a useless piece of garbage. Not only did I lose hours of work, and have to redo the whole thing, but but had to drive 35 miles to return that junky pump and buy another one.
I will NEVER buy another plastic pump. For $30 more I got another cast iron pump just like the one I had.
Dont even consider buying a plastic pump, they're junk. It amazes me they even allow them, screwing a large pipe into a piece of thin plastic is just asking for problems, and it cracked right down the molded seam.
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I wouldn't buy anything with plastic threads on it, if I have a choice. It's just common sense.
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Nothing seems wrong with the plastic-threaded unions that link swimming pool pumps, filters, return lines etc. They lock leak-proof with Teflon tape, are disassembled every season, reassemble leak-proof next year etc.
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Don Phillipson
Carlsbad Springs
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