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Old 18-05-2004, 03:25 PM
 
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Default Newbie here...(mag-drive pumps)

Hi, Maybe I should clarify and give some background. This has been my
experience with Beckett pumps and I got both at Lowes. I took two of them
back within weeks of each other because they quit working...not sure why.
Didn't overload or under load water flow. After that agrivation I decided
not to use them anymore. I have talked to numerous people that have had the
same problem. I have always prefered the Magnetic Driven pumps....that's
just me. I like them becasue I have one that I paid 70 dollars for 10 years
ago and it is still going strong except a new impellor or two. My other mag
drive is 8 years old. 1600 gph...going strong after 8 years of continual
use all year long. I guess everyone has there good and bad experiences with
everything. That is why this group is so great. I like the people and we
can all share our experiences and ideas. We can glean what we want to use.
Thanks !! Mike {:O)
"Nedra" wrote in message
link.net...
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
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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.