Page 1 of 1

Pump failure

Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 2:08 pm
by walleye
DC332403-A12F-4D1D-B0CA-AE6E4FDD2017.jpeg
Went to put wood in the furnace this morning and noticed something making a lot more noise than normal. Pump on my shop loop was the guilty critter. I had a spare cartridge for it. It’s a Taco 009, going on 7 years old. Looks like I need to get another spare for the house loop now! I see bronze ones listed on eBay, just wondering if they would work in place of the plastic ones?

Re: Pump failure

Posted: Tue Dec 11, 2018 2:02 pm
by RSI
Is the impeller actually bronze or is it just the cartridge for a bronze pump that you were looking at?
7 years isn't bad but if it was mine, I would look into changing to a Grundfos. Overall I have had much better luck with them than Taco.

Re: Pump failure

Posted: Sat Dec 15, 2018 8:09 pm
by walleye
The cartridge that failed has a white plastic impeller. I have a replacement cartridge for a bronze pump that has a black plastic impeller. Other than the color of the impeller they look identical. Kind of surprised the taco went this long also from what I have heard about them but then I've had guys tell me they lasted for many years. I'm wondering if I should go ahead and change the one on my house loop now instead of waiting on it to fail. You know it would fail at the worse possible time! Kind of curious as to what the impeller is like in it? I have two spare Grundfos 15-42 pumps that I could put in if I need to but I'm not sure how well they would work.

Re: Pump failure

Posted: Sat Dec 15, 2018 11:18 pm
by RSI
How well the 15-42 pumps do would depend on what you have in your system. If you don't have a lot of pipe and fittings then the 15-42 might move more water. If there is a lot then it wouldn't work very well.

I would just check the pumps once in a while. They usually start getting noisy before they fail.