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Old 06-10-2021, 09:39 AM   #1
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Water Pump Upgrade

I have upgraded my water pump and accumulator.

SeaFlo Water Pump
https://www.amazon.com/SEAFLO-Pressu...rfy_rp_crs_0_t

Accumulator-Tank
https://www.amazon.com/SHURFLO-182-2...d_bap_d_rp_6_t

These 2 items come with connectors to build this assembly, including the strainer.

I mounted assembly to plywood.then screwed to stud with a piece of 'belt' webbing in between.

super quiet. And with low flow, it pulses.

Additional items needed found at local hardware store:

2 – PexLock couplers
4 – hose clamps
2 – 3ft ½ in. ID braded hose
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Old 06-10-2021, 09:46 AM   #2
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Old 06-10-2021, 01:11 PM   #3
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Yes, it's a great idea and clean installation but be sure to read the reviews on that particular pump regarding warranty issues.
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Old 06-10-2021, 01:19 PM   #4
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You'll enjoy the accumulator ... Don't know what you paid for it, but fodder for others contemplating this upgrade. Menards or Lowes carry a 2 gallon pressure tank for around $50 and it is compatible with an RV water system. All you need is a 1/2" Sharkbite Tee for the bottom on a vertical mount and a strap hand formed out of light gauge metal to hold it to a wall or stud. Eliminates the instant on from your water pump after opening a faucet or flushing the stool. Here's a link from about 6 yr ago.
https://www.montanaowners.com/forums...ht=accumulator

PS ... both examples so far in this post are self draining when winterizing time comes.
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Old 06-12-2021, 12:26 PM   #5
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We ordered the same as Ron, plus I ordered the hose kit. What have others used for under the pump feet for vibration isolation?
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Old 06-12-2021, 03:24 PM   #6
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We ordered the same as Ron, plus I ordered the hose kit. What have others used for under the pump feet for vibration isolation?
I installed the same 1 quart accumulator. I'm thinking of moving it to the hot water line as an expansion tank to take the pressure of expansion/contraction off the tank. Then install the 2 gallon one on the cold line under the island sink with a T fitting to drain it for winterizing.

To answer your question regarding using other material under the feet of the pump for noise dampening, I used left over rubber drawer liner from Walmart. I just folded it over about 4 times then put a screw through it.
Others have used foam (computer) mouse pads.
Anything that will absorb vibration from the pump.
Also put 1/2" foam pipe insulation on every pipe you can reach. Especially put it between the pipe and any wall/frame surface. I slide it up the pipes behind the shower wall. Very effective.
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Another picture of that crazy,stupid wiring that all our rigs come with.
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Old 06-12-2021, 10:47 PM   #8
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Old 06-12-2021, 11:52 PM   #9
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If you install an accumulator tank on the hot water outlet side of the water heater, it will do nothing to relieve pressure in the water heater tank due to the check valve on the hot water outlet. The accumulator on the cold side will do what you are wanting.
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