Issue with pump

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by JayinMI, Jul 20, 2010.

  1. JayinMI

    JayinMI LawnSite Member
    Messages: 195

    Recently we had to have work done at a Church. The employee who arranged this all to be done has since left and I do not know specifically what was done. The invoice from the well company says "Goulds 5hp 55GS Pump End" for 1395.00.

    Today the system took a dump and the well company came out and wants to charge 1K because they said they never replaced the "motor". Would that not be the motor for that amount of $$$???

    This is a submersible pump
  2. Some Sprinkler Guy

    Some Sprinkler Guy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 167

    There is a motor and a pump on a submersible. Looks like you just got a pump. A 5 horse motor and pump would be more than that ticket.
  3. regularguy

    regularguy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 152

    Hard to believe isn't it that you could spend that kind of cash for a pump and not get a motor, but larger submersible pumps are sold like that. The real shame is that when the pump was out they should have just bit the bullet and changed the motor too.
  4. Some Sprinkler Guy

    Some Sprinkler Guy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 167

    I agree. Without all the details though the pump guy may have told the guy thats not there any more to do both and he balked at the expense.

    Happens to me all the time on stuff like that.
  5. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 50,751

    I'm kind of surprised that a 5HP pump wouldn't be serviced, replacing only what was needed.
  6. regularguy

    regularguy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 152

    Boots makes a very good point, a 5 horse motor is fairly large in the electric motor/pump world and I would think that someone could replace the bearings and capacitor and you could get much more service from the motor. Motor shops won't work on the 2 and 3 horse motors that I use so I have to replace bearings on them myself, same with capacitors, but a 5 horse I would think any motor shop would fix.
  7. ARGOS

    ARGOS LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,808

    I don't think $1,000 would replace the motor? I may be wrong, but seems cheap. Is it to rebuild and/or service the current motor?

    Pull pump, service motor, part/labor, put back in service. $1000 buck? Seems cheap.
  8. regularguy

    regularguy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 152

    I guess that you couldn't get a pull and a new motor for $1,000. I see in my Dean Bennett catalog that a new 4 inch Franklin motor is $995 so I guess that $1,000 would have to be a repair. Boy, big money went down that hole recently.

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