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Old 10-04-2015, 10:57 AM   #1
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Is anyone else have an obnoxiously loud water pump?

When it started to get cold I started to fill the interior tank so my hose won't freeze. The water works fine and the pressure is good but the pump is really loud. Is this common? Is there a quieter pump on the market?
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Old 10-04-2015, 11:39 AM   #2
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My pump is only on when using water from the tank and I don't really notice it then.
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Old 10-04-2015, 11:44 AM   #3
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You may have air in the lines. Let the pump run for a few minutes without shutting it off to bleed the lines. The stock Airtream water pump should emit a mild rumble when running.
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Old 10-04-2015, 12:13 PM   #4
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Very noisy

Yup, mine is terrible. However, I have used some foam pipe insulation for the various loose pipes rattling around and this has decreased the noise considerably. I am installing a SHURflo 182-200 Pre-Pressurized Accumulator Tank in the line as well, am told this reduces some of the cycling and noise.

I suspect the cycling is dirt or foreign material in the line, but doubt this contributes to the noise.

Oh well....
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Old 10-04-2015, 01:43 PM   #5
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Check to see if your pump is connected directly to PEX tubing. If so go to your local hardware and buy a 20" hose and install it between the pump and the PEX on the out-going side. If you read Shur Flo manual it says not to connect pump directly to hard tubing, a thing called " water hammer" happens and the soft hose will absorb it

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Old 10-04-2015, 01:59 PM   #6
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Yup, mine is terrible. However, I have used some foam pipe insulation for the various loose pipes rattling around and this has decreased the noise considerably. I am installing a SHURflo 182-200 Pre-Pressurized Accumulator Tank in the line as well, am told this reduces some of the cycling and noise.



I suspect the cycling is dirt or foreign material in the line, but doubt this contributes to the noise.



Oh well....

The water pump in my Safari was ok but the pipes were rattling against something underneath and I was not going too remove the belly pan in order to find the source. I stuffed in an accumulator tank from Home Depot. Accumulator tanks are like batteries. One can always use more capacity once you become familiar with the possibilities. Watts Model # DET-5 Internet # 100677607 Store SKU # 594885 8.5 in. W x 11.5 in. D x 8.5 in. H Pre-Pressurized Steel Water Expansion Tank. The SHURflo works nicely but the beast from Home Depot is better. I stuffed it up under the sink. Jim


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Old 10-04-2015, 06:00 PM   #7
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Is anyone else have an obnoxiously loud water pump?

I replaced my noisy cheap knocking factory pump with a Shurflo Revolution.More water pressure and quiet.About $100 and 15 mins.No expansion tank needed for me.


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Thanks for all the recommendations...

Yeah, no air in the lines. And like I said, pressure is good and all works well. But man, this thing is noisy and does rattle some pipes.
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Yup, mine is terrible. However, I have used some foam pipe insulation for the various loose pipes rattling around and this has decreased the noise considerably. I am installing a SHURflo 182-200 Pre-Pressurized Accumulator Tank in the line as well, am told this reduces some of the cycling and noise.

I suspect the cycling is dirt or foreign material in the line, but doubt this contributes to the noise.

Oh well....
Msmoto,

Is this what you're talking about:

http://www.amazon.com/SHURflo-182-20.../dp/B000N9VF6Q

And how does this work? I'm interested in hearing from people that have used this and if it has solved noisy pump issues.

Thanks
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Old 10-04-2015, 10:16 PM   #10
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One thing I would check for is the mounting of the motor should be a spongy rubber to absorb the vibration from the motor. Simple fix, good luck.
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One thing I would check for is the mounting of the motor should be a spongy rubber to absorb the vibration from the motor. Simple fix, good luck.
I agree. Mine is on carpet. It is very quiet.
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@Veg hed

Yes, that is the pressure thing. I think installing this when I pull the pump out and remount it after cleaning, will reduce the cycling problem and allow the pump to run for longer cycles during water use,e.g., during a shower.
Once installed, I will report back.


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Yes, and I changed it out to a better pump and it's faster and more quiet.
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Water pump should be mounted on rubber cushions/mounts. Those cushions should absorb the noise you're talking about.

Check mounting screws for proper tightness (not too terribly tight) and cushions for being smashed (due to over-tightened screws).

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