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Old 08-29-2019, 09:38 AM   #1
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How big an accumulator tank did you install? I put in a supposed 1/2 gallon one, checked it today and it only outputs 16 oz before the water pump kicks on. That's like one midnight flush. For me that's not enough.

From what I can find, normal draw down is 1/2 or less then the stated capacity.
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Ours is even smaller, .75L or .2 gal. I’m happy with this size as it nicely smooths out the pressure flow, eliminating the spurt-spurt-spurt that a straight water pump delivers, as well as dramatically quieting pump operation. We didn’t install the accumulator to eliminate pump actuation, yet find it does reduce it quite a bit. Not as much as yours though. I haven’t measured how much water is delivered between pumpings, but it’s definitely far less than 16 oz. But with the acoustic damping and the smooth fluid flow, I find I don’t really care how often the pump runs now, as it’s so quiet that I have to strain to hear it at all and any ambient noise overrides it. I’m sure various mounting methods produce varying results in this regard.
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We only turn the pump on when we need water, so, for us, the sound of the pump running is reassuring.
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I think the new pressure pumps handle on/off cycling better than older design. For me it was to limit sound of pump, especially through night with flushing toilet.

I installed in our last RV the small Jabsco and got poor results for holding capacity between pump cut in. You may want to play with internal tank pressure to hope for more bladder expansion. This may be reducing pressure not adding.

In a boat I previously owned, I installed a 1 gallon Groco tank and got excellent results. Could turn tap on/ off multiple times. Instead of limited space like my previous van conversion, I now have a trailer where this may be possible.
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I checked with Shurflo, my pump goes on at 40 psi and off at 55. Shouldn't see much surging without the accumulator, unlike my last trailer where the water almost stopped before the pump went on. Best I could come up with for the accumulator is a few psi under the turn on psi, per a coach forum. It was 17, it's now 35, not that I can tell any difference.

Every time the pump goes on at night the puppy wakes up and wants to play.
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