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Old 12-19-2017, 01:24 PM   #1
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Seaflo $40 Accumulator Tank arrived

My $40 accumulator tank arrived today and looks well built with rubber mounts and hose ends. I am also impressed with the free shipping (not prime) that took only 5 days to get here and no tax. Here in BC taking into account for tax, gas, time I would have to find one in a shop for less than $30 to beat this...I don’t think so...not in Canada. There are threads here on the forum about their operation and many on you tube. This style of tank works get at our cabin...I just hope the small size works as good in the trailer. Available on Amazon.ca...

https://www.amazon.ca/Seaflo-SEAFLO-...cumulator+tank
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Old 12-19-2017, 01:50 PM   #2
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My $40 accumulator tank arrived today and looks well built with rubber mounts and hose ends. I am also impressed with the free shipping (not prime) that took only 5 days to get here and no tax. Here in BC taking into account for tax, gas, time I would have to find one in a shop for less than $30 to beat this...I don’t think so...not in Canada. There are threads here on the forum about their operation and many on you tube. This style of tank works get at our cabin...I just hope the small size works as good in the trailer. Available on Amazon.ca...

https://www.amazon.ca/Seaflo-SEAFLO-...cumulator+tank

Thank you, I just bought our trailer a Christmas present.
It's available here too. Or will be on Dec 24th. But luckily the trailer does not keep good track of what day it is.

https://www.amazon.com/Seaflo-SEAFLO...cumulator+Tank
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Old 12-19-2017, 02:31 PM   #3
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Ok, stupid question but what does this do and what benefit does it provide? I've not seen a problem on the forum where this is a solution so just curious. Thanks!
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Ok, stupid question but what does this do and what benefit does it provide? I've not seen a problem on the forum where this is a solution so just curious. Thanks!
The simple answer is there is no real problem with the water system...this just makes it work in a different way.
There is a rubber diaphragm in the middle of the tank with your drinking water on one side and pressurized air on the other. This air keeps the pressure up so the pump does not need to start right away and generally smooths out pump operation.
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If you turn on the water at a trickle to fill the ice cube tray the pump will probably go crazy on and off try to supply a steady stream. With the tank in line the pump will come on far less and there will be a steady stream.
At night you can turn off the pump and your good for a few flushes of the toilet. Great to not wake up the grandchild...priceless!
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I thought accumulator tanks were bigger than that, I mean capacity Wow!
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Your RV water pump’s job is to keep the pressure stabilized within the water system, so it will cycle on and off whenever you open a faucet or flush the toilet. Water pumps can be noisy, especially in the middle of the night when someone uses the toilet. A water pump accumulator tank will help to hold the water system under pressure, which means the pump won't have to run as often. Over time, the accumulator tank can extend the life of your water pump, because the pump will cycle on and off less often.

You can get accumulators up to 2 gallons, the bigger it is the less the pump runs. Of course they take up more space.

Generally, you get about half the space of the tank for air and the other half is water, so a 1 gallon actually stores about a half gallon of water. I used a 1/2 gallon.
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Old 12-19-2017, 03:07 PM   #7
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I thought accumulator tanks were bigger than that, I mean capacity Wow!
This one is a bit bigger than a water hammer tank and smaller than a water heater expansion tank. I thought about getting a 3/4 gallon expansion tank and fitting it under but this will work fine.
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Ah...ok got it. So now that I think about it...when I use the shower the water pump goes on/off constantly. And it's not like I'm standing there running water like at home. So I'm thinking this might help with evening out the water pressure for the shower.

Also, Eggscape...is that your jeep? Love it...my dad had one like that and I learned to drive on it. Sure was fun....
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Post a picture when you have it installed so I can see where it fits! Thanks.
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Ok, stupid question but what does this do and what benefit does it provide? I've not seen a problem on the forum where this is a solution so just curious. Thanks!
Rick for whatever reason , pump is now also quiet. Pat
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