C-Series Bronze High Head Pump 5HP 1-Phase 230V - CHJ-138



Model # CHJ-138

By Sta-Rite



Model # CHJ-138

Alternate Part #'s CHJ138, PENCHJ-138

Availability Special Order

Product Description

For semi-commercial and commercial swimming pools and spas recirculation. All C/CC Series™ pumps are available in high head and medium head models, providing a complete range of performance characteristics. Select from 3 to 5 HP models with 21⁄2” NPT suction and 2” discharge ports. Motors are open drip-proof, continuous duty rated at 3450 RPM. Suitable for outdoor installation.

Standard Features:

  • Easy access back pull-out design – entire motor may be removed for servicing impeller, seal or motor without disturbing plumbing.
  • Centerline discharge for ease of installation.
  • Precision cast and machined silicon brass impeller is dynamically balanced for long seal life and quiet operation. Non-overloading; contains no lead.
  • Choice of hair and lint strainer sizes to fit exact application.
  • 200 Volt and 575 Volt models available. Special duty motors available (consult factory).

Materials and Design

Pump Body:

  • Port Size:
    • Single suction port: 2.5" NPT on centerline
    • Discharge port: 2" NPT on centerline
    • Winterizing drain port: 1/4" NPT
    • 4" - ANSI 150 bolted flange discharge port.
  • Material:
    • Series "C": Red brass
    • Series "CC": Cast iron
  • Impeller
    • Silicon brass (non-lead); closed, non-overloading design
  • Shaft Seal
    • Self-flushing, mechanical John Crane Type 2.
    • Ceramic and Carbon seal faces.
    • Stainless steel, brass and Buna N spring bellow6061 Aluminum design, slotted for mounting ease.


  • Frame Size
    • NEMA Series, JM construction.
  • Shaft
    • Carbon steel inside a 300 Series stainless steel sealed removable shaft sleeve.
  • Design
    • 3 to 5 HP, 3450 RPM, open drip-proof (unless otherwise specified), continous duty rated.
    • 40°C ambient maximum
  • Bearings
    • Permanently sealed ball type, pre-lubricated.
  • Thermal Overload Protection
    • Single-phase motors: Automatic reset
    • Three-Phas motors: External thermal protection required.

Maximum Limits:

  • Liquid Temperature: 125º F
  • Ambient Air Temperature: 104º F
  • Pressure: 75 psi
  • pH Range: 4-10 bronze, 6-14 cast iron


  • 3 HP Models are certified to meet the requirements of NSF Standard 50 with strainers installed. Does not apply to models other than 3 HP.

Product Specifications

5 HP
230 V
21.5 amp
Intake Port:
2-1/2 in.
Discharge Port:
2 in.

?     Asked on 1/15/2013 by Guest

What is the max lift in feet that this pump delivers?

A  Answered on 1/15/2013 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Per the manufacturer, the CHJ-138 C-Series Bronze High Head Pump is not a self-priming pump.  They said you could add a strainer to it and maybe get 2 feet.


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