Ok, you have a point there. Old is sometimes better. I'm often amazed
ate complete crap that passes fro quality merchandise these days.
It's just my opinion, in the case of a pump needed to protect yourself
from a flood, new is always better.
Also, Zoeller is hardly HD crap.
I also disagree that old doesn't mean anything in motors or pumps;
especially ones that are submerged. Bearings seize, windings rot.
Connecting wires corrode, etc etc ect.
Also, if you are suggesting that high quality pumps were being spit out
of the factories 22 years ago, I disagree there as well. 1985 was
hardly the height of quality workmanship.
The OP stated it was in the house when he bought it. What does that
mean? A builder grade pump.
I just think it would be easier, and less expensive to replace rather
On the off chance the pump is of such high quality it is worth
salvaging, I would take it to a rebuild shop for a complete tear down
and cleanup though.
Toller can decide from these choices for himself, and meantime, we will
just have to agree to disagree.
Matt I have 10 or so 40- 60 year old brass base pedistal pumps, They are
built better then anything new today unless you consider commercial
units, not HD 49.95 but 300-400$ units. Old doesnt mean anything in a
motor or pump. Switches fail, so what, a cheap fix. If you lived with
flooding and quality pumps not HD crap you would know. Plenty of houses
in my area and mine have 80 yrs old system pumps that run like new and
today would cost thousands to replace. Old equipment was commonly
overbuilt even by todays commercial standards, Consumer crap didn`t
exist then, it was all pro stuff everywhere.
- posted on April 4, 2005, 4:03 pm
Matt where did I say 22 years ago, I made refrence to 40- 60 yrs and
Checking the switch is a 5 min job, always worth it.
- posted on April 4, 2005, 4:04 pm
Matt did I say Zoeller is Crap, no. Learn to read