Before you even think about buying a reverse-engineered pump...
January 19, 2011
...watch this video:
An art student decided to try to build a toaster by reverse-engineering. Until you see the catastrophe that results, you probably can't fully appreciate what happens when someone tries to just copy a product without understanding how and why it works the way it does. We've documented a list of dozens of ways in which knock-off pumps fail when trying to duplicate the Gorman-Rupp T Series (a pump which, we might note, is a lot more sophisticated than a toaster). That's why we stand behind the work of original equipment designers and manufacturers, like Gorman-Rupp. As they say: "We originate, others imitate."