Fresh water pump & accumulator

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Fresh water pump & accumulator

Postby shade2u2 » Wed Dec 19, 2018 2:17 pm

My fresh water pump is on it's last leg and I plan to replace it.  We have one head, two sinks and one shower.
1 - Any recommendations for a reliable & quiet pump.that doesn't break the bank? **Also... what GPM or pressure do you recommend?

2- Does an accumulator tank help to make the water pressure more consistent and reduce the time that the pump runs?  Any accumulator suggestions?

​​​​​​​Thank you in advance.
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Re: Fresh water pump & accumulator

Postby Ray4713 » Thu Dec 20, 2018 7:43 am

I replaced mine 2 years ago with a Sureflo Aqua King 2. I don't remember the cost but it sure was an improvement over the Jabsco belt driven pump I had. I am really pleased with my water pressure and it runs very quiet. I can hardly hear it running when it kicks on. I also have 2 sinks, one head and one shower so no issues there. The accumulator holds some water and is pressurized, similar to a freshwater well holding tank in a residence, although on a much smaller scale. If you search "freshwater holding tank pump you will see several posts discussing pump replacement and other issues. Best of luck with your replacement
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Re: Fresh water pump & accumulator

Postby jralbert » Thu Dec 20, 2018 12:45 pm

Not sure whether an accumulator will reduce pump running time. But it certainly ended awful knocking of the cold water line as it absorbed and smoothed out pressure changes.
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Re: Fresh water pump & accumulator

Postby Fastjeff » Mon Dec 24, 2018 7:57 am

It reduces the number of starts, but the pump runs about the same. Worth it.

You'll find the Sure Flo is a LOT better than that belt driven clunker.

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