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Author Topic: CIRCLATOR PUMP REPLACEMENT  (Read 2053 times)


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« on: April 07, 2022, 02:34:46 PM »

After 8 years the Taco 009 circulator died. I am looking to find an energy efficient replacement. The height it has to pump is around 14 feet, boiler to the basement. I use a heat exchanger so I don't need to pump up three stories. Anyone know of a good pump for this?
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« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2022, 09:29:25 PM »

The height doesn't matter much. It is the size and length of pipe and what else it has to push water through that would determine what will work.
If you have a fairly short unrestricted run, a Grundfos Alpha might pump as much or more than the 009. If it is longer, it would probably be less but still may work.

A Grundfos 15-58 or Taco 0015 are about the same size as the alpha but use about 85 watts compared to the Alpha at about 40 watts.

There are other brands of ECM pumps that have similar flow ratings as the Alpha. I haven't looked at what Taco has lately but the 007E is probably too small.