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Old 05-07-2012, 10:02 AM   #1
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Plumbing pressure mod question

If I took a coil of 100' of pex and put a check valve on both ends and a quick disconnect for winterization removal could I build up enough pressure in the line to prevent the water pump from cycling so much? Or would this just make it work harder?
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Old 05-07-2012, 10:11 AM   #2
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I think you would be better off installing an accumulator tank to reduce cycling. The cost is about $40-50. Although I see the Shurflo pictured below for as low as $35.

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Old 05-07-2012, 10:18 AM   #3
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Google "RV Accumulator Tank"
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Old 05-07-2012, 10:19 AM   #4
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I installed the pictured accumulator and it made a world of difference. My pump cycles more normally and quieter in my opinion.
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Interesting. Looks like a good idea.
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Old 05-07-2012, 11:31 AM   #6
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Several ways here to install that accumulator (we love ours).
I clipped out the whole house filter (useless IMO) and just PEX'ed in the accumulator in its place. We use the inline hose filters from WalMart for filtration.
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