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Old 14-05-2004, 12:18 AM
Nedra
 
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Default Newbie here...(mag-drive pumps)

I have both Beckett's (4 of them) and Supreme Mag Drive's
(2 of them) all from Home Depot. I don't see a huge leap in my electric
bill from
summer to winter... My house is old and I am All Electric so you
can see that I probably cool and heat the outside in
summer and winter as well as use the pumps
I just buy what I need from Home Depot ... and let the chips fall where they
may ;-)

Nedra in Missouri
Zone 6
http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Pines/4836
http://community.webshots.com/user/nedra118

wrote in message ...
Your best bet would be to stay away from lower end "Beckett" Pumps. Look
for "Mag-Drive"(magnetic driven) pumps. Supreme is one brand. Lower

energy
consumption and long lasting. Stay away from ANY oil filled

pump......IMHO
and experience. Mike
"coati" wrote in message
...
On Thu, 13 May 2004 11:33:14 -0400, "Janet"
wrote:

Mark the pump is indeed listed at Beckett's website. It's actuallly

listed
as 4983 gph at 1" lift. I haven't seen it yet, hubby spotted it

yesterday
while at Home Depot. Hubby actually subcontracts for HD in the At-Home
Services section and was asking a few questions of a staff member he

knows.
Seems HD Canada is moving towards carrying exclusively Beckett pond
products....
Janet in Niagara Falls


My parents found out the hard way about using a cheap pump. Is a
question of you pay me now or pay me later. a $169 pump gets
expensive if you paying $20 or $30 a month in power to drive it. I
suggest you compare watts to gph/head before making a purchase.

And I totally agree with what everyone else says about plants. The
more the merrier.