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I just purchased a house with a Flotec FP4012-10 (shallow well jet pump) and it looks like it had been recently replaced. I get abot 1/2 GPM. currently. I am curious because this model uses only one of the two pvc lines coming into the house, one larger than the other, but both may have been hooked up to the previous pump. Is this an indication that I should be using a different pump (possibly a deep well0? Thanks for your assistance---Bud

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Hi,
Maybe... and maybe there is a resisriction somewhere...
But the flotec pumps are ell cheapo and you should 1st find out the depth of the well, then go to a reputable plumbing supply houde and get there charts out to figure out which pump you need to get the water flow you want at the depth of your well....got that?? :-)

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