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Old 01-04-2011, 05:37 AM   #1
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Does your water pump run continiously when the faucet is open or pulsate or run intermidently???
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Old 01-04-2011, 08:03 AM   #2
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If the pump chatters I suggest you get yourself a large accumulator tank. Put 20 or 30 psi air pressure in it, the pump will run intermittently and never chatter again. The chattering is more than just annoying it a waste of energy and destructive to the pump.
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Old 01-04-2011, 08:16 AM   #3
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Does your water pump run continiously when the faucet is open or pulsate or run intermidently???
Depends, on how far I open it. Full open the pump will run continuously. Closed down a bit it will cycle. An accumulater tank will reduce the cycling, if you have room for the tank.
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Old 01-04-2011, 08:40 AM   #4
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Some pumps have a screw in the end that you can turn to adjust and make it run continuously when the faucet is on full. Sometimes it isn't properly adjusted when you get it.
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Old 01-04-2011, 09:40 AM   #5
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The manual for my SureFlow pump has instructions on setting the pump using the screw mentioned above. It says to open a faucet just enough to allow a small stream and adjust the screw untill the pump cycles about every couple of seconds.
When you open the faucet more the pump should then run continuously,
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Old 01-05-2011, 12:40 AM   #6
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My ShurFlo pulsates (hammers?). I just ordered a new 4008 that is supposed to be better.
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I generally turn the faucet on full, and the pump runs, when I cut it off, the pump stops as well. Sounds like your pump cannot adjust to a changing water supply which may be normal. Adjusting pressure as others have suggested may work for you, good luck.
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