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Need Other Option to Replace Homeowner VFD Systems
« on: January 24, 2007, 10:01:55 AM »
Dear Mike Washeck.  Someone at your office said you could help me.  I am a pump installer in the Colorado area.  I have been using small variable speed pumps of several different brands for my homeowner customers.  I am tired of the call backs and angry customers.  I cannot tell that these VFD systems are saving any energy.  They would have to be saving a lot of energy to do any good as the systems are not lasting very long before needing replacement.  I am told that your Cycle Stop Valves will do the same thing as a VFD but, is much more dependable.  Are there other pump installers in your area who have had the same problem?  If so, what are they saying about the differences between Cycle Stop Valve and Variable Speed Pumps?

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Need Other Option to Replace Homeowner VFD Systems
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2007, 09:46:34 AM »
The following is a letter from a Pump Installer in Colorado.

Dear Mr. Austin,

I've met you several times at the Mountain States Groundwater Show. I have used several different VFD's instead of using your valve thinking that it would be a better system. After seeing the prices of these systems rise from 3-5% every year for the last five years I started feeling very guilty selling little 3" pumps for thousands of dollars that probably won't last any longer than what I was selling and went back to using the Cycle Stop Valve. I always thought that putting back pressure on a pump would hurt it as much as turning a motor very fast. But after reading your website I have to make a big apology. I should have been using your system all along. I've had less call backs on systems where I've used Cycle Stop Valves they are more reliable than any VFD. I'm making a lot more money than I was with the VFD's also. My customers ask me how can you beat your competitors price by $1,000.00 or more. I just laugh and have to educate them about your product versus the big manufacturers. I hope to see you in Laughlin this year and you've made a customer for life. I'm done with expensive VFDs. Cycle Stops are all I will use.

Thank You,

Matt Beeman
Beeman Brothers Drilling Inc.
Durango, CO.