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  1. I have a flojet pump and accumulator set up on my narrowboat. I put the pump in 2 years ago (with v helpful advice from people on this forum!!) and has worked perfectly since. It's still working fine, but the noises it makes have changed slightly. I'm wondering if it's symptomatic of anything, or maybe implies it is about to fail. It cuts in as usual when a tap is open and the accumulator pressure drops low enough. It then continues for 10s or so after a tap is closed as it should, still sounding normal. For a few seconds before it cuts out again it suddenly starts sounding a little bit sluggish (like its working less hard if anything), sometimes flicking between this sluggish sound and normal before then cutting out. It does always cut out in a reasonable (and it's usual) time frame so don't think it's overworking or at any risk of burning out....it just sounds weird for those final few seconds. There's plenty of water in the tank, and no leaks. Have checked all the pipework forensically, and it never cuts in without a tap open so am confident about this. It's only in the few seconds before it cuts out that it sounds weird, so assume it must be something to do with the pressure cut off mechanisms. Ultimately it still works fine so am inclined to keep using it. It's always isolated when I'm not on the boat so would know straight away if it got worse or was cutting in/out when it shouldn't be. I wondered if anyone had had similar experiences, or would suggest doing anything beyond waiting for it to fail and then installing a new one. Thanks in advance!!
  2. Thom

    Water hammer

    Hi all, I've recently fitted a new Jabsco parmax 4 water pump and 5l accumulator. Now whenever the pump is turned on it sounds like a helicopter is landing on the boat, the noise is coming from down the side of the boat rather than the pump itself. The pump is on its rubber feet which I've loosened and has flexible pipe connecting it to the main water pipes. I've also played around with changing the angle of the pump to reduce vibration noise. When I reach down and touch the cold water flow I can't feel it vibrating excessively. Through online research it sounds like a water hammer and I have followed all the suggested steps in trying to remove the air from the system but couldn't find instructions for a boat and don't think that simply turning the cold water feed off and leaving the pump on will clear the pipes. Additionally the parmax 4 is higher rated than the pump I took out and doesn't seem to be very powerful, it won't power my bathroom and kitchen taps at the same time, I'm not sure if this is connected to the noise. Any insights would be gratefully recieved.
  3. The title says it all chaps. I have a desperate need for water pump now. I am in Stratford on Avon so it would need to posted on to somewhere close, maybe Avon cruisers or somewhere, Any suggestions. ring me 074790588854 PLEASE.
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