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Using CurvesUsing the pump performance curves at to size a pump for your application
Pump SizingPump sizing - or fill out our questionaire and we'll do it for you!
Sizing FormsUse these pump sizing forms and pump sizing charts to make proper pump selection
Wire Sizingchoosing correct submersible pump cable is very important. Taking into consideration horsepower, voltage, phase, and distance this chart will point you to the right pump wire for your job
Tank SizingUse this tank sizing chart to determine the correct tank for your pump. Courtesy of
IllustrationsUse these illustrations & photos to help in designing your own water well system
Topics & TipsThis Page has summaries of various water well topics, publications, manuals, service tips, etc
LegendA dictionary of terms used in the waterwell industry and an explanation of how our part number system works

Terminology affecting pumps:

The size of liquid ends found on our site is 4" diameter, with a designed number of impellers of the correct configuration to achieve a given gpm and total dynamic head (in feet)

As you work with the part numbers on our site, you will see how the number system describes the liquid ends offered. You will also find the logic in our motor numbers as well.

Liquid end example:

a 4" liquid end that is a 3/4hp, 7 gallon series, with 13 stages (impellers) would be a 0713-07 ("0713" = 7gallon, 13stages, "07" = 3/4hp)

Horsepower codes - 1/2hp = 05, 3/4hp = 07, 1hp = 10, 11/2hp = 15, 2hp = 20, 3hp = 30, 5hp = 50, 71/2hp = 75, 10hp = 100

Motor example:  

a 3/4hp, 4" motor that is 230volts and single phase and runs on 3wires would be a 34M4213 ("34M" = 3/4hp motor, "4" = 4" diameter, "2" = 230 volts, "1" = single phase, "3" = 3 wires)

motor horsepower codes - 1/2hp = 12, 3/4hp = 34, 1hp = 1, 2hp = 2, 3hp = 3, 5hp = 5, 71/2hp = 712, 10hp = 10  


We Have A Better Way Of Describing Control Boxes

Terminology affecting control boxes:


Economy models have only a starting capacitor, & no running capacitor (capacitor start, induction run)

Deluxe models have starting & running capacitors (capacitor start, capacitor run)

Super Deluxe models have starting & running capacitors along with a magnetic starter relay

Clarification of terminology concerning control boxes:

What Franklin calls it:               What we call it:

"QD" or "Quick Disconnect" Box.....Economy Box
"Standard" Box...................................Deluxe Box
"Deluxe" Box......................................Super Deluxe Box

Control Box part number example:

a 3/4hp economy control box for a 4" motor, 230 volt (single phase is assumed) is 34ECB42 ("34" = 3/4 hp, "ECB" = economy conrol box, "4" = for 4" motor, "2" = 230 volt. Control boxes are only used with single phase 3-wire motors so the part number does not need to point to the phase or number of wires) 

ECB = Economy Control Box
DCB = Deluxe Control Box
SDCB = Super Deluxe Control Box

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BUY WATER FILTERS     A site to purchase the popular "whole house" water filter made by American Plumber and Pentair Water Products. This filter is also known as BIG BLUE. This filter is the number one seller across America. We have the replacement cartridges and all parts as well as installation tips and help.

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