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Old 07-12-2014, 10:03 PM   #1
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Adding a water pressure tank

Just wondering if anyone has ever added a small (hydropneumatic) pressure tank to the water system in their RV? You know, a Well-X-Trol tank. Just to keep up a head of pressure so the pump doesn't come on each time you flush the toilet or you wrinse out a dish? Also wondering if some of the big boy toy DP'er already have them? I see a 2 gallon one runs anout $70 and Sureflow sells a plastic accumulator for under $50.
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We bought the 2 gal tank for ~$65 from a pluming supply shop. Have it all set up for final connection. Procrastinating on the final connection. I always hate to fix a perfectly good non-leaking plumbing system.... will probably attempt the connection this or next month.
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Old 07-12-2014, 10:32 PM   #3
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I bought and installed a small tank that is similar to the x-troll it is fairly small maby 2qts I purchased it from c/w install was simple used threaded connections at outlet side of water pump
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Just buy a better pump and forget about the tank. The Flojet VSP is a variable speed pump and is very quiet. You won't need a tank with a good pump.
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We put the 2-3 gallon tank in all our RV's. Waterpump comes on 3-4 times per DAY . I fully believe an electro-mechanical device has just so many off/on cycles and will always quit at the least opportune time.
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Thinking about it, was looking for sizing information the other day. Almost decided to make my own out of plastic pipe but decided to see what I can find at the local sources first.
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Thinking about it, was looking for sizing information the other day. Almost decided to make my own out of plastic pipe but decided to see what I can find at the local sources first.
Remember the good ones have an air bladder pre charged your ave working pressure. You get much more useable volume with that
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