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Old 03-25-2016, 06:35 PM   #1
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Noisy water pump I've decided even though it isn't broken I'm gonna fix it

Ordered a shurflo revolution pump they say it's quieter , so that should make the wife happier I'll keep the original as a back up


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Old 03-25-2016, 08:39 PM   #2
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We replaced our old ShurFlo with a new model and the new one is definitely more quiet. I don't think our new one is Revolution but I've heard (or not heard) it's one of the best?
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Old 03-25-2016, 08:56 PM   #3
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I use my old one to pump water into the fresh water tank.
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Old 03-25-2016, 10:15 PM   #4
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Ordered a shurflo revolution pump they say it's quieter , so that should make the wife happier I'll keep the original as a back up


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If you don't already have it, a loop of braided flex hose on both sides, is good to have.
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Old 03-26-2016, 12:14 AM   #5
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In these cases of a loud pump sound is it normally the pump or the hose vibrating against something? Mine is also loud, but I've often though I could make it a lot better by moving a couple of the hoses. The issue seems to be that the hose moves back into its old place once you let go of it and the sound starts all over again.
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Old 03-26-2016, 06:54 AM   #6
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Put some foam pipe insulation on those pipes and hoses where they contact something.
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Great idea. I will try that - Thanks
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Old 03-26-2016, 10:36 AM   #8
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Recently my pump has gotten noticably louder. Suppose I will get around to changing it one of these days but right now it is working fine so no reason to junk it just yet.
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I also found that the board the pump was mounted to was loose and vibrating when the pump ran. I screwed the board in a couple of extra places and that made a huge difference.
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I like the idea of using the old one to pump into fresh water tank , I'm not replacing a shurflo with a newer model I'm replacing the original 1975 pump ( loud enough I don't flush at night)


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Old 03-26-2016, 12:11 PM   #11
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If i had only one complaint about these trailers, it would be the noise the water pump makes..., especially at night. I mounted my pump on a 1/4 inch piece of plywood, and glued a 1" thick piece of neoprene below that, and then glued it to the floor, and the pump did get quieter, but the shock distributed to the plumbing is still causing noise. I like the suggestion of braided segments on both sides, and pipe insulation around the individual lines.. That might work. There has GOT to be a solution.
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I unbolted the from the floor cut and shaped a rubber foam pad about 1/2 " for the base between the floor and motor and then re-bolted it back to the floor using a shot of silicon in the screw holes with rubber grommets to deaden any vibration noise . Then made & placed a Styrofoam shroud over it to reduce the motor noise. It is virtually silent now just under the birthing of my 64 Globetrotter. Try it! Cost $13. in materials or if you have similar lying around use it.
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If i had only one complaint about these trailers, it would be the noise the water pump makes..., especially at night. I mounted my pump on a 1/4 inch piece of plywood, and glued a 1" thick piece of neoprene below that, and then glued it to the floor, and the pump did get quieter, but the shock distributed to the plumbing is still causing noise. I like the suggestion of braided segments on both sides, and pipe insulation around the individual lines.. That might work. There has GOT to be a solution.
Yours should already have flexible hoses on both sides. Most likely one or more hoses are in contact with something else causing the noise. Try to isolate the hoses and add the insulation.
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I purchased the shur-flo silencer kit and it made a big difference. I would agree that it is vibration making the sound. The kit adds curved hoses that absorb quite a bit of the vibration. You can still hear the pump but it does not sound like the side of the trailer is rattling. Previously the pump was directly connected in-line to the plumbing lines and made them vibrate. (the pic is not of my AS but from Internet).
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