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Old 01-06-2012, 01:22 PM   #1
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Can You hear your water pump run?

Some Motor Homes you can't hear your pump run, In my MH you can hear it, its mounted in the basement below the bathroom. It's not really loud but you can deffinetly hear it! We have a sureflo smart sensor 5.7 mounted on little rubber feet. I'm thinking of putting an expansion tank on the pressure side, but someone pointed out that if someone doesn't turn the water all the way off you will at least hear the pump running and find and turn off the faucet, but then I guess the tank is only a couple gallons anyway. So the Question Is can you hear the water pump in your MH?
and Do You have an expansion tank?
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Don't have an expansion tank and definately hear it run. I like that, let's me know if there is a leak somewhere. Had a slow leak that I really would never have found until things rotted if I had not heard the pump come on every half hour for about 3 seconds.
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Old 01-06-2012, 02:04 PM   #3
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We don't have an expansion tank and yes you can hear it run. Most of the time we're hooked to city water, so it's a non concern to us.
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No expansion tank......can hear the pump run......not very loud and not objectionable. Rook
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See "Shurflo tank" 6-8 threads earlier than this one....
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Don't have an expansion tank and definately hear it run. I like that, let's me know if there is a leak somewhere. Had a slow leak that I really would never have found until things rotted if I had not heard the pump come on every half hour for about 3 seconds.
My experience exactly.
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I have an expansion tank and can still hear it run. The expansion tank just means that it runs less often but longer when it starts.

Like others, I like hearing when it runs, if I didn't hear it, I would probably install a light somewhere so I could tell if its running.
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mine sounds like a jackhammer in an oil drum!
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A lot of water pump noise comes from the sound being transmitted from the pump to the plastic water line and the water line banging against the walls of the coach in various places.

One of the best ways to quiet the pump is to disconnect the hard plastic tubing at both sides of the pump and add short sections of the white flexible hosing used under the sinks in your home. The hoses are inexpensive and available at any hardware store. You'll most likely need a 3/8" or 1/2" plastic nipple to join the lines together. This will eliminate the vibration transfer from the pump. You also need to search for any area where you hear the plastic lines hitting a wall or cabinet and insulate them.

My daughter and her husband just bought a new entry level Jayco trailer and the water pump was deafening. The pump was screwed down so that the side of the pump was touching a cabinet support. Once we moved the pump an inch and added the hoses, it was substantially quieter.

There was another active post about expansion tanks which you rarely see anymore. They're really an old solution to a common problem. Before you spend the additional money on a tank, spend the money on a better quality pump. I use the Flojet variable speed pump that is very powerful and super quiet.
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I also have an expansion tank and can still hear it run. The expansion tank just means that it runs less often but longer each time when it starts. I have a 2 gallon tank and can draw about 3 quarts of water before the pump starts. My tank lays on it's side and would have more draw down before running if it was up right. Space does not allow that.
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mine sounds like a jackhammer in an oil drum!
Sounds like this FINE Entegra!
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We can hear ours, but not as loud after installing one of these kits.
http://www.amazon.com/SHURflo-94-591...5896798&sr=8-1

Product Features
  • Designed to reduce noise and vibration in all plumbing systems
  • Connects directly to the inlet and outlet ports of the pump
  • Contains two 30 Inches hoses with 1/2 Inches female swivel fittings
  • Includes two 1/2 Inches x 1/2 Inches NPT-Male pipe nipples
  • Designed to work with Shurflo Water Pumps
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Old 01-06-2012, 06:43 PM   #13
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I agree with all the other posters. No expansion tank, I can hear it. It is quite enough that you really don't notice it unless it is cycling when it shouldn't be. Has my outside shower valve slightly cracked. Would have emptied the fresh water supply if i hadn't heard the pump cycle.
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Be careful that you don't get more than you want if you put in an expansion tank. I learned the hard way to only travel with the water pump off. Sena turned on the bathroom sink while I was driving on the highway and I didn't hear the water pump over the engine noise. She, of course, doesn't turn facets off. I had a small flood to mop up when I stopped.

If you have an expansion tank you can put a lot of water down the drain before the tank runs out of pressure.
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