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Old 07-09-2012, 12:28 PM   #21
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Re: Silencing the Escape 19 Water Pump

That is something I have been thinking of doing for a while now too, Kevin. Just got to get at it some day.
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Old 07-14-2012, 05:41 AM   #22
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Re: Silencing the Escape 19 Water Pump

Finally had a moment to download the pictures from my phone. Here is the pump in a 2012 19'.

You can see the flex tubing running from the entry and exit holes at either side of the bottom of the pump. There is not much extra play in the tubing, but it is held in place with hose clamps if somone wanted to replace the existing flex tube with enough for a loop for extra isolation. But I think that most of the vibration with the current factory install is likely transferred via the mount. It is mounted in a way that it has a bit of flex (I assume a rubber pad) when I give it a push.

It is hard to not notice when the pump runs, but it is relatively muffled. Our usage model has been to switch it on on-demand only when we need more water pressure, so the sound it does produce is not an issue. It merely lets us know when to flip the switch off again.

With a 2-year-old that enjoys nothing more than playing with water and the sink, we prefer to run out of pressure well before we run out of water.
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Old 08-06-2012, 01:09 AM   #23
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Re: Silencing the Escape 19 Water Pump

The water pump in our 2012 17B was attached to the plumping system on the output side with a short (<6") flexible hose, The pump was loud, so I got one of the shur-flo silencing kits. I couldn't turn the T (maybe just didn't use enough force). I used zip ties to attach the new hose to the wooden frame of the seat so that it no longer contacts the pump.

It is now much quieter when the pump runs, and there is less hammering in the plumbing.

Thank you, Harold -- this was a quick and easy fix for us.
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Old 08-06-2012, 10:41 AM   #24
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Re: Silencing the Escape 19 Water Pump

good picture, David, of the 19' set up. it is tight down under there, isn't it!!! Did you remove the mattress and go from above or crawl in between the double doors?
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Old 08-12-2012, 10:10 AM   #25
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Re: Silencing the Escape 19 Water Pump

I had to much spare time one day and decided to modify the pump/mounting.
This is what I came up with and you can't hear the pump running over the sound
of water in the sink.

I basically took two pieces of 1/4" plywood and glued a piece of 1" foam between
them with contact cement. Drilled 4 holes from the top down to screw the bottom piece
to the floor then screwed the pump to the top.
I also added a piece of high pressure flex line between the pex line and the pump.

The other thing added is a valve for winterizing, I put a short piece of hose with a electrical
connector in the end just to keep it clean. That pops off and I put a longer piece of hose on
drop it in a jug of antifreeze and I'm good to go.

*Note the foam used was fairly ridged as it was a kneeing pad.

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Old 08-12-2012, 03:44 PM   #26
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Re: Silencing the Escape 19 Water Pump

How are you guys working down there, I can hardly breathe let alone do any work down there. Are you removing the mattress and working from above or hiring little people to do all the work?
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Old 08-12-2012, 05:02 PM   #27
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Re: Silencing the Escape 19 Water Pump

Doug, that looks like a great mount for the pump. I like the idea a lot. When will you be coming through Calgary to do mine for me?

It is quite easy to access the pump through the hatch under the mattress. I have a stick that I use to prop it open when needed.
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Old 08-12-2012, 09:13 PM   #28
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Re: Silencing the Escape 19 Water Pump

From another angle to the solution, I installed a Shurflo water accumulator on our 5.0 this weekend.
The accumulator tank reduces pump cycling to keep line pressure up and helps keep the pump motor cool. It reduces wear & tear on the pump and motor and cuts power consumption when off the grid. We currently have a 12volt system. I believe the pump is quieter with the accumulator and longer hose installed. About $60.00 and one hour of install time.
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Doug, that looks like a great mount for the pump. I like the idea a lot. When will you be coming through Calgary to do mine for me?

It is quite easy to access the pump through the hatch under the mattress. I have a stick that I use to prop it open when needed.

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Old 08-13-2012, 01:28 PM   #30
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Re: Silencing the Escape 19 Water Pump

Sounds great Doug, let me know when, and I will put the payment in the fridge beforehand.
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