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    Default New Pump - To bolt down or not to bolt down?

    My 4 year old Pentair SuperFlo refused to start this week. The shaft appeared to be seized. I just ordered a WhisperFlo and will be installing it in a couple of days. My equipment sits on a concrete pad. Should I bolt down the new pump? The old pump was screwed down loosely with a couple of Tapcon concrete screws (they were rusted and essentially doing nothing).

    If I should secure the new pump to the pad, what's the recommended fastener? Should I put a rubber mat of some sort under it for vibration?

    Thanks!
    Ken

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    Default Re: New Pump - To bolt down or not to bolt down?

    I don't think life or function are affected much either way. What does matter is keeping the pump up out of the water, leaves and dirt.

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    Default Re: New Pump - To bolt down or not to bolt down?

    Thanks Ben! I appreciate the quick response.

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