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Old 09-29-2015, 11:05 AM   #15
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In my case I was thinking of the accumulator so the pump wouldn't kick on every time I cracked a faucet. Thinking it would stop some of the cycling, including the problem the OP is having.
Yes, we're talking about the same thing. Same answer from me.

I would note that all the ShurFlo constant pressure pumps that I have seen have a recommendation from the manufacturer that they be switched off when not in use. Are the newest ones different? Does anyone have the instruction/installation sheet from a recent model?
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The intermittent cycling is not normal or OK. My system does not do this at all. I'd go leak hunting.

I installed an accumulator and love it. It means the pump does not turn on so quickly, and the noise of the pump and water hammer effect is greatly reduced. Just my $0.02. In my next trailer, I might install 2 accumulators. If one is good, two is better, yes?

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Our City Water check valve was allowing a 'weep' of water... replacing stopped the 'running' of the pump...

BTW, we have a built in 'accumulator' under the kitchen sink.. stock.
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Old 09-29-2015, 12:05 PM   #18
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The intermittent cycling is not normal or OK. My system does not do this at all. I'd go leak hunting.

I installed an accumulator and love it. It means the pump does not turn on so quickly, and the noise of the pump and water hammer effect is greatly reduced. Just my $0.02. In my next trailer, I might install 2 accumulators. If one is good, two is better, yes?

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In my old SOB I installed a 1 gallon accumulator under the couch. That was sweet!
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Like Rich above, I have installed a SHURFLOW accumulator in my '15 Classic. It's in-line with the water pump and works very well. I'd done this with my 28' Intl CCD and found it virtually eliminated the cycling issue. Would be nice if Airstream did this as part of the standard plumbing setup, but that's one more economy.
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I installed a ShurFlo constant pressure pump. Airstream had already put an accumulator in my MH in 1989 because the old pump was not constant pressure. The new pump was great, and I was quite happy to let the accumulator sit there and do nothing, because it is simply not necessary with a constant pressure pump.

I don't know if that pump clicks for half a second, one second or 3 seconds every hour, two hours or three hours, or if it never clicks at all. I don't listen for it and I couldn't care less whether it does. If I heard it clicking regularly I would take notice.

Life is too short and complicated already without spending time adding unnecessary complexity.
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Great information, thanks all for your help.
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My 2007 factory pump does not cycle at all overnight as long as the faucets are shut properly.


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If no water is being used or needed.....why is the pump on?

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A drip from the hot water tank pressure relief valve will also cause the pump to cycle briefly.


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If no water is being used or needed.....why is the pump on?

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I have a well and pump in my home. I certainly don't shut it off when no water is being used or needed. Same in my Airstream and Argosy. The pump stays on unless I run out of water. I usually forget to shut it off between trips too. It just sits there waiting for me to come back.

Living dangerously I know....grin. But I like water to flow when I turn on a faucet, or flush the toilet. Why have to turn the pump on and off? That is what pressure switches are for.
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