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Franklin Electric Turf Boss 70 GPM 1-1/2 HP Self-Priming Cast Iron Sprinkler Pump

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Model: FTB15CI
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Inlet Size
1-1/2"
Style
Sprinkler Pumps
GPM
70
Gallons


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FPS Series Turf Boss 1-1/2 HP Sprinkler Pump (115/230V)
For use in irrigation, construction, commercial, municipal
Light industrial, residential and water transfer

Heavy Duty Cast Iron Pump Case w/ Base Plate
Highly durable, additional support, quiet operation and long life

115/230V A.O. Smith 56J Motor (3450 RPM)
Dual Voltage, easily adjustable and factory preset @ 230V

NORYL™ Impeller w/ Stainless Steel Eye Seal
Strong and lightweight for efficient operation you can rely on

Lifts Water From A Depth Up To 25' - Self-Priming Design
1" Priming plug for faster start-up, No additional priming required

5/8" Rotating Mechanical Seal
Provides a reliable seal against water leakage

Engineered For Easy Service
Back pull-out design, leaves plumbing & base/case in place

1-1/2" FNPT Suction & Discharge
Allows for use in a variety of applications

50 PSI Max & Handles Water Temperatures up to 120°F

1-Year Limited Warranty


Motor
Voltage
120/240 Volt
Engine
Continuous Operation
Yes
Horsepower
1.5 hp
Pump
Gallons Per Minute
70 Gallons
Inlet Diameter
1-1/2"
Outlet Diameter
1-1/2"
Self Priming
Yes
Pump Head Material
Cast Iron
Pump Housing Drain
Yes
Housing Material
Cast Iron
Impeller Material
NORYL
Handles Solids
No
Suction Head
25 Feet
Total Head Lift
120 Feet
Maximum PSI
50
Submersible
No
Overview
Weight
57 Pounds
Product Length
21.6 Inches
Product Width
9 Inches
Product Height
8.87 Inches
Consumer Warranty
1 Year
Model
FTB15CI
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Franklin Electric FTB15CI Reviews & Ratings
Overall Rating
Features
5/5
Quality
5/5
Performance
5/5
Value
4/5
Overall
4.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 5
Pros
Easy To Use (2)
Quiet (2)
I'd Buy It Again (1)
High Quality (1)
Reliable (1)
Cons
None to display.
86% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Jim, the Water Pump Expert
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Total Reviews
45 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
1507 Helpful Votes
Water Pumps Direct Recommended

This Franklin Electric Turf Boss 1-1/2HP pump is built to work and work and work!

With the A.O. Smith 56J Motor (3450 RPM), the NORYL™ impeller with stainless steel eye seal with a 5/8" rotating mechanical seal, this pump is built to work hard and last. The Turf Boss also features the option of easy servicing through a back pull-out design, which leaves all the plumbing and both the pump’s base and case undisturbed in their original location and a built-in drain plug for easy... more
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John C.
Laporte, CO
Purchased from Water Pumps Direct
Purchased 6/26/17
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
JUL.
31
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Franklin Turf Boss 70 Gmh 1-1/2 Hp Sprinkler Pump
This is a quiet pump, pump chamber hold quite a bit of water so priming has been pretty much just one for my sprinklers - 2-3 days later no additional priming is needed as it has a good quantity of water around the pump. My intake line has no leaks and the valves on the outputs also don't leak so it start right up getting water out my sprinklers.
Appears to be of good quality in all respects.
Pros: Easy To Use, Quiet, High Quality
John Recommends This Franklin Electric Product
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David W.
West Jordan, UT
Purchased from Water Pumps Direct
Purchased 5/31/17
REVIEWED
JUL.
20
2017
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Good Pump
The pump works great. I should have ordered a 2 HP instead of a 1-1/2 HP pump but that was my mistake.
Pros: Easy To Use, Quiet, Reliable, I'd Buy It Again
David Recommends This Franklin Electric Product
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Eric B.
Provincetown, MA
Purchased from Water Pumps Direct
Purchased 2/28/16
REVIEWED
MAY.
03
2016
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Silent But Strong
Installed this pump to replace another jet pump. My well is 1-1/4 draw going to 1-1/2 at pump inlet. At first couldn't stop air leak at cast housing of pump until I switched from PVC to galvanized pipe. My theory is difference in expansion rate from Iron and PVC. Now no air leaks but too much water causing pump to turn on and off frequently. I still need to adjust pressure switch and determine how many zones should operate at the same time.

I wish the info was clearer that a pressure... more
Jim, the Water Pump Expert
Product Expert
Eric,
The most likely cause of your pump operating like that is because of the 1-1/4" pipe you're using. For this pump you should be using 1-1/2" pipe from draw to inlet. I'd suggest reviewing the Owner's Manual and try re-installing the pump.

Also, a pressure switch is not something that is normally included with a sprinkler pump. You may be confusing these pumps with a shallow well pump, which look similar and include a pressure switch.
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Robert H.
Greencastle, IN
Purchased from Water Pumps Direct
Purchased 8/10/16
REVIEWED
AUG.
31
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Delivered As Promised
Great pump. Good price. Works as advertised. Nice to do business with a great company.
Robert Recommends This Franklin Electric Product
Robert's Experience With Water Pumps Direct
Web Site
4/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Works great."
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Kurt V.
Sewalls Point, FL
Purchased from Water Pumps Direct
Purchased 2/15/16
REVIEWED
MAR.
30
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Eveything As Promised
Ordered and delivered as promised. Quick and easy web site, all good stuff.
Kurt Recommends This Franklin Electric Product
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David E.
Atlanta, GA
Purchased from Water Pumps Direct
Purchased 6/20/16
REVIEWED
AUG.
03
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Working Well
Bought this pump after returning a Red Lion 2 hp. The pump has been working well for about 2 months, easy and clear installation instructions, plenty of water pressure. Quiet, excellent pump.
David Recommends This Franklin Electric Product
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