the water pump
the vibration noise
Water pump mounted on
marine carpet, new water pipe (blue) and flexible pipe attached to
The water pump in our new Goldstream Crown Camper Trailer was very
noisy, so I decided to try and lessen the noise level.
A reply to my post about noisy water pumps on the
Australian CamperTrailers Group led to an article by
Collyn Rivers, in which he suggested that mounting the pump on a
piece of carpet and using very flexible pipe to connect the plumbing
to the pump would do the trick.
I mounted the pump on a piece of marine carpet and re-routed the
inlet pipe by using a length of water pipe (blue in the photo) and
getting rid of the elbow joint that had been there. A length of
flexible pipe complete with fittings (from the plumbing section in
our local hardware store) was attached to the outlet and another
length of water pipe led from this to the rest of the plumbing. Some
offcuts of marine carpet to provide a little more sound insulation
were positioned around the walls of the box that contains the pump.
The reduction in the noise level is rather amazing - when the
tap is turned on now, the pump cannot be heard over the sound of the
water splashing in the sink. A simple, cheap and very effective
solution to the noisy pump.
thanks to Richard
Graylin for sharing this idea