Pentair Sta Rite Well Pump Leaking

gnr5

Well-known member
May 28, 2019
70
Miami, FL
Hi guys!

My house came with this old pump for sprinklers. Now that Im doing the pool Im teying to fix my sprinklers because they never come on.
I noticed that the pump is broken, including the thread. The pipe is not broken but the actual pump.

is there an easy fix? Flex seal???

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ajw22

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Jul 21, 2013
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Northern NJ
Can you post pics of the entire pump? You posted a pic of the motor but the same motor is used on many pumps. Are there any markings or labels on the pump?

If that is a crack then you need to replace the pump. A product like flexseal is not going to hold back water under pressure.
 

jimmythegreek

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In The Industry
Aug 10, 2017
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Morris Cnty NJ
If that has threads into the pump then it's a nipple on there that the PVC adapter is threaded to. If it's part of the pump itself the metal rotted and its replacement time. Cut it out and see what it looks like
 

gnr5

Well-known member
May 28, 2019
70
Miami, FL
Can you post pics of the entire pump? You posted a pic of the motor but the same motor is used on many pumps. Are there any markings or labels on the pump?

If that is a crack then you need to replace the pump. A product like flexseal is not going to hold back water under pressure.
Yes, it looks its the metal thread coming from the pump that is cracked.

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gnr5

Well-known member
May 28, 2019
70
Miami, FL
Carefully put ur finger in and feel under to see if theres threads and that piece screws in. If it's part of the welded body then its done
Took a second look, and this was the solution, it was a piece of pipe glued there. Took it out and there were threads. Just re-piped the whole thing and its working like new. Thanks!