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Old 01-01-2016, 04:03 PM   #1
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Shurflo Fresh Water Pump leak

I don't know how many folks here have had, or are having, leaking around their Shurflo pump. I was. That is fixed as of today.

This was one of those aggravating little leaks that kept the pump mounting surface wet when the pump was on and it caused the pump to cycle frequently between water usage times.

The fix was simple. The time required was extended because the pex fittings needed to be disconnected. Once the pump was freed from the plumbing I removed it from the bay. Then I removed the 3 screws holding the pump to the motor and the 3 sheet metal screws that finished holding the pump housing together. That was a bit of a challenge because the screws were reacting with the aluminum motor housing and the others were a bit rusted and sticking to the housing plastic. I had to clean the threads with a 10-32 die on my wire strippers. With the pump off the motor I was able to apply a very light bead of Permatex Gasket Maker to the pump housing where the pump gasket rests. This is where the leak was from. I reassembled everything and gave it a try. No leak!

As I have been writing this report I have had the pump on and the city water off. All has been quiet. When I run water the pressure is good.

Not mentioned above, I did coat the threads of the screws with a no-ox electrical compound. I figured it would do any harm.

Hope I am giving someone some encouragement with this fix.

Happy trails.
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screws were reacting with the aluminum motor housing and the others were a bit rusted and sticking to the housing plastic.
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Not mentioned above, I did coat the threads of the screws with a no-ox electrical compound. I figured it would do any harm.

Happy trails.
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Rick,
Like you - I believe No-ox, De-0x, Alu-ox or equal electrical "grease" should be in every tool box. I use it for everything from battery connections, to wire splices exposed to weather. I squirt a little in the compression connectors before inserting and crimping the wires. I use it on light bulb bases before putting them in the sockets. (Just keep it off the glass of the bulb) Any place where you have corrosion in an electrical circuit. It even helps restore connection where small batteries have died inside a flashlight or other electronic device and the contacts got corroded. Clean as best you can and dob on some de-ox, a light coat.
I recently used it on bases of bulbs in a ceiling fan. The lamps run hot and the sockets and lamp bases are CHEAP so they tend to get stuck together. If you can't get the bulb in full depth you can't make good contact. If you don't have good contact the center contact in the socket overheats and loses its tension and eventually the socket fails.
Handy stuff - de-ox!
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Rick,
Like you - I believe No-ox, De-0x, Alu-ox or equal electrical "grease" should be in every tool box. I use it for everything from battery connections, to wire splices exposed to weather. I squirt a little in the compression connectors before inserting and crimping the wires. I use it on light bulb bases before putting them in the sockets. (Just keep it off the glass of the bulb) Any place where you have corrosion in an electrical circuit. It even helps restore connection where small batteries have died inside a flashlight or other electronic device and the contacts got corroded. Clean as best you can and dob on some de-ox, a light coat.
I recently used it on bases of bulbs in a ceiling fan. The lamps run hot and the sockets and lamp bases are CHEAP so they tend to get stuck together. If you can't get the bulb in full depth you can't make good contact. If you don't have good contact the center contact in the socket overheats and loses its tension and eventually the socket fails.
Handy stuff - de-ox!
AMEN BROTHER!!! Good and cheap way to keep electrical connections from corroding and fit together smoothly. In this case I ad-libbed.

Happy new year and happy trails.

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