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Model: 506538SS
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Inlet Size
1"
Style
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


Motor
Voltage
120/240 Volt
Running Amps
4.5
Engine
Continuous Operation
Yes
Oil-Cooled
No
Shaft Seal
Stainless Steel
Horsepower
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
Submersible
No
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
5/5
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
Price (10)
Quiet (8)
High Quality (7)
I'd Buy It Again (7)
Reliable (4)
Cons
No instructions with pum... (1)
None (1)
Customer Service (1)
Bad Instructions (1)
Low Quality (1)
81% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Kellie R W.
Quilcene, WA
Purchased from Water Pumps Direct
Purchased 7/19/17
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
JUL.
30
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Excellent Water Pump!
This is a powerful pump which more than meets our needs. Its output is consistent and the flow rate is excellent. It looks like it's made of high quality materials too. I hope it lasts for many years! NOTE: If you want your pump to be covered by the warranty, be sure to open the box and get the warranty papers out right away. There is a 10 day window from the date of purchase to register the pump. Fortunately, it can be done online, and we made it in the nick of time!
Pros: Price, Quiet, I'd Buy It Again, High Quality
Cons: 10 Day window on warranty registration don't wait until install!
Kellie Recommends This Bur-Cam Product
Kellie's Experience With Water Pumps Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Water Pumps Direct was easy to buy from and shipping was fast and free! What more could we want?"
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Darrell D.
Conway, AR
Purchased from Water Pumps Direct
Purchased 10/23/16
Most Helpful Critical Review
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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Jan J.
Tumtum, WA
Purchased from Water Pumps Direct
Purchased 6/9/16
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
AUG.
18
2017
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Pleased With The Pump
I have been using this pump on a shallow well for about a year ...It runs my home and runs sprinklers for the lawn. Compact and complete. It was easy to hook up.
Jan Recommends This Bur-Cam Product
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John D.
Spokane, WA
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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Gary O.
Great Falls, MT
Purchased from Water Pumps Direct
Purchased 5/7/17
REVIEWED
JUL.
11
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
For The Price It's A Great Pump.
The pump was easy to install. Worked great and still does.
Pros: Price, Quiet, High Quality, Durable
Gary Recommends This Bur-Cam Product
Gary's Experience With Water Pumps Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"If I ever need another pump this site is where I will shop."
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Randy H.
Santa Claus, IN
Purchased from Water Pumps Direct
Purchased 5/21/17
REVIEWED
JUL.
07
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
What Can I Say....great Value....shipping Was Free...
Very good.....I have put in 3 sears pump for my mom. This is a good pump as far as i can tell at this point. Would buy another one. Don't know much about this pump besides it does what it say it will do an more. You won't go wrong by getting this pump. Great for the money. Good pressure.
Pros: Price, I'd Buy It Again, High Quality, Light Weight
Randy Recommends This Bur-Cam Product
Randy's Experience With Water Pumps Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
4/5

Shipping
5/5
"Good pump..for the price.......good pressure......hooks up like the one I took out....Would buy another one.."
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Jerry D.
Bradfordsville, KY
Purchased from Water Pumps Direct
Purchased 4/24/17
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
10 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
MAY.
17
2017
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Where's The Water?
I read in the manual that the air pressure was pressurized at the factory. I didn't get a reading on the pressure gauge when I installed it. So, I tried to put air into the tank with my air compressor. Still no reading. So, I pressed the stem and air came out, so, I just continued with the installation. However, I have no pressure. Water comes out about as fast as what it does on my ice maker water on my refrigerator. PS. Customer service treated me like a know nothing idiot.
Pros: Price, High Quality, Light Weight, Features
Cons: Bad Instructions, Customer Service
Jerry Recommends This Bur-Cam Product
Jim, the Water Pump Expert
Product Expert
Jerry,
After reviewing the notes on this order, you must have contacted Bur-Cam's customer service. If you're unfamiliar with the installation/operation of this type of pump/system, it is suggested that you have this pump installed by a professional plumber.
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Christopher W.
Glen Rock, PA
Purchased from Water Pumps Direct
Purchased 4/12/17
REVIEWED
MAY.
03
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
A Great Pump For The Price
Was exactly as described and installed myself easily. I am very happy with the pump, it works flawlessly and is quiet too. Shipping was very fast.
Pros: Quiet, Price, I'd Buy It Again, Reliable
Christopher Recommends This Bur-Cam Product
Christopher's Experience With Water Pumps Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Was simple to find the right pump for my house out of lots of options. I liked being able to look at wide variety of pumps on one site. Was way cheaper than other stores in my area and the pumps available locally weren't rated very well after researching them. So I got the perfect one for my house, cheaper and shipped quickly."
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Greg B.
Pittsburgh, PA
Purchased from Water Pumps Direct
Purchased 2/8/17
REVIEWED
MAR.
24
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Awesome Pump
Pump went in with out a problem had it up and running in less than an hour. Replaced a 30 year old sears pump and tank.
Pros: I'd Buy It Again, Easy To Use, High Quality, Light Weight
Cons: No instructions with pump
Greg Recommends This Bur-Cam Product
Greg's Experience With Water Pumps Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Had a great and easy time ordering from Water Pumps Direct. Pump was at my door in three days."
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John K.
San Lorenzo, CA
Purchased from Water Pumps Direct
Purchased 3/19/14
REVIEWED
MAR.
20
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Works Great
Works great.
Pros: Price, Quiet, I'd Buy It Again, Reliable
John Recommends This Bur-Cam Product
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Roger A.
Bella Vista, CA
Purchased from Water Pumps Direct
Purchased 11/14/16
REVIEWED
DEC.
29
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Excellent Pump-tank Setup
Easy to install and has been working perfect ever since installing it about two months ago. Good steady pressure to house--- Love it!!
Pros: Quiet, Price, High Quality, I'd Buy It Again
Roger Recommends This Bur-Cam Product
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