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Old 05-06-2005, 02:39 PM   #1
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My Accumulator is installed near my water pump on a T with only one side connected. The other side has a plug. I assume this is a standard configuration? I didn't see it as an option or described on the ShurFLO web site.

Also they recommend a pressure of 20psi. Has anyone changed theirs for any reason? The max reads 125psi.
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My Accumulator is installed near my water pump on a T with only one side connected. The other side has a plug. I assume this is a standard configuration? I didn't see it as an option or described on the ShurFLO web site.

Also they recommend a pressure of 20psi. Has anyone changed theirs for any reason? The max reads 125psi.
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Old 05-06-2005, 04:37 PM   #3
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I need to instal an accumulator myself. The pump's noise for every little drip is bothersom. I was just going to mount it where the pump is now and remount the pump a few inches "upstream."

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It doesn't make any difference whether the Tee is pass-thru or plugged on one side, as long as it is open to the pressure of the water line. Water rises and falls in the accumulator - it does not actually pass through it.

20 psi is a typical accumulator tank pressure. Since your water system operates at around 40-45 psi (governed by the max output pressure of the pump), an initial pressure of 20 psi allows the accumulator to partially fill with water until the pressure reaches around 40 psi. After that the level "floats" as pressure surges through the water line. If the pressure was very much higher than 20-25 psi, the accumulator may not function as designed. If much less than that, it will become "water-logged", i.e. have too much water and not enough air.
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Just as I suspected. Thank you!
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