I need some pump advice. First, I have reread and reread every posting on pumps here, talked to the suppliers and searched everything I can find on the web. I do not want to engineer my own pump, I want to buy something that has a history in the honey industry. For almost 40 years I have used the 1" Kelley and Maxant pumps. I just installed a new Cowen 28 frame line and the sump is not heated (have been using a heated sump). I run 200-250 colonies and extract once in August/Early Sept. The honey house(honey) temp may get a low as 70 degrees in the morning. Depending on how I configure, on the discharge side the pump may need to push as high as 9' in a 1.5" line (currently doing this with 1" pump warm honey) . I am considering the Mann Lake 2" vane pump (will it pump to fast for my strainer clothes?), Dadant 1.5" pump with 1hp motor, Vermont 1.5" flexi pump (Anyone have positive or negative experience with this one) and Mann Lake 1.5" ss pump (They told me this would not push 70 degree honey). $3000 is the top of my budget, would like to spend $1500 if it would work. I know many of you might shake your head and say you could do it for $800 but at this stage in my "career", I want it nice, minimal bottlenecks and to work well. Can anyone weigh-in with their opinion?