Originally Posted by Al - K4GLU
I've read all the threads on accumulators/pumps but don't remember seeing this question addressed.
seems to sum it up pretty well.
Early in the thread
, I mentioned wrapping foam insulation around the under-sink water lines -- all the PEX plumbing lines vibrated terribly against everything and each other when the pump ran!
Later in the thread
is a discussion + pictures of an accumulator tank install.
My experience is that merely insulating the water lines makes a huge
difference. Combining that with the addition of an accumulator tank is about as much as I need. The only improvement I may yet do is replace the over-torqued anti-vibration bushings on the factory pump mount to provide a little more isolation from the soundboard-that-is-the-floor.
If/when the factory pump fails I'll look into a variable speed pump, but I'm plenty happy as is. More importantly, so is my wife