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Bur-Cam 16 GPM 3/4 HP Stainless Steel Shallow Well Jet Pump w/ 16 Gal. Stainless Steel Tank

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Bur-Cam Water Pumps and AccessoriesModel: 506538SS
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Inlet Size
1"
Style
Shallow Well Pumps
GPM
16.4
Gallons
3/4 HP Shallow Well Jet Pump System
Ideal for use in pumping depths of 25' or less

115/230V TEFC Motor
Totally enclosed, bearing to bearing

Thermal & Overload Protection
Provides added safety to protect your investment

Stainless Steel Pump Body, Shaft & Rotary Mechanical Seal
High quality components for years of reliable operation

Continuous Duty Capacitor
Eliminates starting wear

16 Gallon Stainless Steel Air Pressure Tank
No water-air contact, provides rust-free operation
No water-tank contact, eliminates seeping
No water-logging, eliminates the need for air volume controls

Noryl Impeller & Injector
Provides high performance & long life

Includes 30/50 Pressure Switch

2-Year Warranty


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Motor
Voltage
120/240-Volt
Running Amps
4.5
Engine
Continuous Operation
Yes
Oil-Cooled
No
Shaft Seal
Stainless Steel
HP
0.75 hp
Pump
Gallons Per Minute
16.4 Gallons
Inlet Diameter
1"
Outlet Diameter
1"
Housing Material
Stainless Steel
Impeller Material
Plastic
Suction Head
25 Feet
Maximum PSI
70
Overview
Weight
44 Pounds
Product Length
18 Inches
Product Width
18 Inches
Product Height
28 Inches
Consumer Warranty
2 Years
UPC
772910065386
Model
506538SS
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  1 Question
Q: i have a shallow well with a pump and bladder tank. the motor on the pump is almost shot and I wanted to know if it is just as simple to switch to a tankless system with its features or should I move up to a 3/4 hp pump tank stainless steel system for my home and sprinkler system. I plan to just tie into my exiting 1 1/4 inch plastic well.
by Dave from Indiana on June 12, 2016

A: Unfortunately, it's not that easy. While one 1/2HP or 3/4HP pump may provide "X" GPM & PSI and a certain total head lift, another 1/2HP or 3/4HP pump may provide a higher or lower GPM & PSI at the same head lift. In other words, all pumps are not created equal. The only way to be sure that you are matching your current pump specs is to look up the pump model# to see what that pump can do. Once you have that information, you can start searching other pump specifications and pump curves to fine the right pump, whether it's a match or one that will provide you with a bit higher flow & pressure.

That said, you can either do this research yourself, or you can provide me with the pump model# and I'll be happy to see what I can find out for you.

Now, if you do not have any of this information, I will need the following in order to assist you further.

Depth of your well

Standing Water Level

Well Recovery Rate or Pumping Water Level

GPM & PSI Requirements

Well Casing Diameter

Total pumping distance including any elevation variance

Number of Sprinkler Heads (if zoned, per zone) And Their Individual GPM &
PSI Requirements

Total Distance from The Pump to The Furthest Sprinkler and Any Elevation Variance

by Jim, Product Expert
Bur-Cam 506538SS Reviews & Ratings
Overall Rating
Features
4/5
Quality
4/5
Performance
4/5
Value
4/5
Overall
4.4 out of 54.4 out of 54.4 out of 54.4 out of 54.4 out of 5
Pros
Quiet (3)
Durable (3)
Price (3)
Reliable (2)
Easy To Use (2)
Cons
None (1)
Low Quality (1)
74% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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John S.
Panama City, FL
Purchased from Water Pumps Direct
Purchased 7/6/16
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
AUG.
12
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Little Pump
Works well, very, very quiet. Pump was very well packaged. Only problem was I was expecting more flow. Can only handle 3 or 4 sprinkler heads.
Pros: Durable, Easy To Use, Quiet, Price
John Recommends This Bur-Cam Product
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John D.
Spokane, WA
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
AUG.
21
2016
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Don't Use For Ro Water
Bought this pump 1 1/2 years ago off of the recommendation from these reviews and it seized up big time! Was using it to pump reverse osmosis (R.O.) water to faucets in house. Nothing was ever mentioned about using only mineral laden water in this pump. I confirmed this by calling Bur cam and they acted like I should of somehow known it! Went with a Little Giant pump that was now recommended. This new little Giant pump is quiet and keeps pressure better. The Bur cam pump was noisy!!
John Does Not Recommend This Product
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Darrell D.
Conway, AR
Purchased from Water Pumps Direct
Purchased 10/23/16
REVIEWED
NOV.
14
2016
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Beware Of This Pump
Purchased for hunting camp, it blow off a hose that was not tight from factory and ran dry for a week and meltied pvc connections.
Pros: Price, Quiet
Cons: Low Quality
Darrell Does Not Recommend This Product
Jim, the Water Pump Expert
Product Expert
Darrell,
Sorry to hear about the issues you had with your pump. It is recommended during installation that all factory fittings be checked prior to operation.
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Darrell's Experience With Water Pumps Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Fast shipping, issue with factory quality."
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Robert
Purchased from Water Pumps Direct
Purchased 7/22/16
REVIEWED
SEP.
27
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Awesome Pump
Hooked it up and it's been working without a hitch for a few months now.
Pros: Durable, Easy To Use, Reliable, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: None
Robert Recommends This Bur-Cam Product
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Larry R.
Pie Town, NM
Purchased from Water Pumps Direct
Purchased 6/6/16
REVIEWED
AUG.
19
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Good Service
I could not get the pump to work. I called Robert in the service dept. and very professionally he had me up and running in a very short time. The pump is on rain water collection system running a drip system on a timer. This makes a very sweet setup for my organic garden. Thanks again Robert!!
Larry Recommends This Bur-Cam Product
Larry's Experience With Water Pumps Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Easy to use website. Good communication."
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Wayne B.
Pasadena, MD
Purchased from Water Pumps Direct
Purchased 6/30/16
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
JUL.
24
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Upgraded Pump
Researched pumps for outside hoses and lawn watering system. This pump was the best choice for both operations.
Wayne Recommends This Bur-Cam Product
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Robert J.
Metter, GA
Purchased from Water Pumps Direct
Purchased 6/25/16
REVIEWED
JUL.
18
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Neat & Effective Assembly
Purchased this unit to use with 1-1/4" sandpoint well (23 ft deep) as a backup to my deep well. I removed the clear braided hose and replaced it with PVC to eliminate algae growth. The grey plastic fittings have threads hard to seal with Teflon tape. Better to use a good quality thread paste. Also, I added a sand filter prior to pump to eliminate sand and pump wear. System works flawlessly for my needs. I do plan on adding a cycle stop valve in the future to prevent over cycling. I... more
Robert Recommends This Bur-Cam Product
Robert's Experience With Water Pumps Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Ordering was easy and unit arrived SUPER FAST and well packaged with no damage."
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Ronald R.
Attleboro, MA
Purchased from Water Pumps Direct
Purchased 7/3/16
REVIEWED
JUL.
16
2016
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
This Pump
The pump took five days to get here and when it got here I went on vacation came back opened the box hooked up the pump it works great no issues. Went to read about the warranty only have 10 days to register the warranty is now null and void. For that reason I would not recommend this product to anybody 10 days to register anything is a very shot..
Ronald Does Not Recommend This Product
Jim, the Water Pump Expert
Product Expert
Ronald,
I would suggest contacting Bur-Cam directly @ (800) 361-1820. If you have any additional issues, please feel free to contact us.
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Ronald's Experience With Water Pumps Direct
Web Site
4/5

Service
4/5

Shipping
4/5
"Product came in five days open the box there was in great shape looked it up and work well I would and would not recommend buying a pump from this manufacturer BUR-CAM only have 10 days to register the product or it is null and void. But I would buy a pump from water pump direct."
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Steve J.
Purchased from Water Pumps Direct
Purchased 6/9/16
REVIEWED
JUL.
02
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Working For 2 Weeks
SUMMER TIMEI installed the pump, primed it and it has been working well for 2 weeks now...It supplies water for a home and runs the sprinklers in the garden for at least 1 hr a day ...
Steve Recommends This Bur-Cam Product
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Greg M.
Purchased from Water Pumps Direct
Purchased 7/2/16
REVIEWED
JUL.
02
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Liked It So Much I Bought Another
I convert conventional septic systems into waste water treatment plants which recover, process, and store every drop of water from household raw sewage to be used for outdoor watering needs. This little pump works great for pressurizing and distributing the reclaimed water to small agricultural drip irrigation systems.

I bought one of these pumps for a customer's system, and liked it so much I bought another for my own system.
Greg Recommends This Bur-Cam Product
Greg's Experience With Water Pumps Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Thanks for offering such a high quality compact well designed system."
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Stephen W.
Tuba City, AZ
Purchased from Water Pumps Direct
Purchased 6/7/16
REVIEWED
JUN.
30
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Good Pumper Second Come Back
This is my second Bur-Cam. My first pump of 4 years ago is still doing a good job. My cistern is 15 ft. deep to my 12,000 gal. storage. I have city water hauled in to my off-grid property. Now I'm getting ready to set up rain collection and much more extensive filter system. So, I am installing this Bur-Cam with little ss pressure tank and also 2 other large 119 gal diaphram tanks I should get around a 60 gal. draw-down before this pump kicks on.

My 6 yr. old 120 gal. bladder tank may be... more
Pros: Durable, Price, Exceeded Expectations, Reliable
Stephen Recommends This Bur-Cam Product
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