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Our pressure pump for our house water system needs rebuilding. Is anyone aware of a shop that does this?

Not looking for a plumber or a plumbing supply place that will simply take it to the shop. I'd like to take it there myself and cultivate some kind of relationship with them.

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No one aware of a pump rebuild shop?

Maybe I ought to check the cruisers net in the AM. Somebody will know.

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There is a place on Lopez that rewinds starters etc.  Might be worth a try if you cannot find another place.  They are mainly automotive electrical.  Give me a call if you want directions.

 
Another place to try is the tool store on the highway before the Miramar turnoff.  Big Makita logo painted on the building.  They rewind electical tools and put brushes in. 

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Thanks, Rich.

How is your water situation at the house?

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More water than I have had in years.  But just in case, donĀ“t get rid of 'our' tinaco. 

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What tinaco?

I am now starting our second week of waiting for the repair of my pressure pump by the plumber everyone raves about in town. It came back yesterday from the repair shop, NOT WORKING.

I have a bypass valve around the pressure system to use the "city" pressure. But it's not enough to run the shower or do a good job of watering with the irrigation system.

Ah, Mexico.............

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RE: What tinaco?
Good one.

I think it is time you listen to your wife and quit screwing around and get a 'guy' to fix it. Get a new pump and keep the old one as a backup when you get it fixed. That way you can have plenty of time to bond with a pump repairman.

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I am going to shop for a new replacement tomorrow. I'll probably find that the supposedly crappy orange Evans pumps are cheaper than my repair.

Ah, Mexico.........

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go get the Orange one= +/- 700.00 pesos and you will have a constant source of parts should it ever give out !! A happy Wife is a Happy Wife...

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"A happy Wife is a Happy Wife..."

So I've heard. Has anyone actually ever SEEN one???? LOL!

I must get Diogenes on this......if he is done looking for an honest man.

Just kidding, DEAR!!!

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squiggy wrote: go get the Orange one= +/- 700.00 pesos and you will have a constant source of parts should it ever give out !! A happy Wife is a Happy Wife...
Just got back from Ferreteria Industrial. A one horse Evans pump is 4300 pesos + tax. 

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That seems like a lot. Try the place I think is called AquaTek. On the way to the old Soriana on the left side about where the IMSS offices are on the right.

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F.I. has always been pretty reasonable on other items. They sure beat the pants off the other ferreteria in town and HD.

I will try the other place.

How long has it been since you bought one, Rich?

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A long time.  I still have the original Italian pump (Petrollo) from Home Depot but it got rewound last year.  1 hp is a lot for a home system.  Should be able to get a 3/4 hp for a little over 2,000 pesos in a good brand like Rotoplas.  Maybe you are looking at the whole system with bladder tank, controller etc?
 
If you are cruising Guaymas, the tile store downtown (big Porcenalite sign but the business is called Construcciones de Guaymas) has a complete line of Rotoplas equipment. 
 
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RichD wrote: Another place to try is the tool store on the highway before the Miramar turnoff.  Big Makita logo painted on the building.  They rewind electical tools and put brushes in.  
You may want to check on "Distribuidora 66" all the way down on "la calzada"???, on the left arm of the fork starting around armida's by the water fountain. Probably about a 1/2 mile from there, on the left side of the road.

We have been using them a lot here and found their prices to be way better than anyone else's in town.

One of the last items I bought from them was a makita chop saw and they sure were about $750-900 pesos cheaper than all the other places, including HD and the place referenced above.
HTH

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Gracias, Manuel. I am going by today.



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