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Post by biffobear on Wed Aug 23, 2017 4:33 pm

I have always preferred a submersible water pump even though they are not as robust as the Shurflo. my particular Shurflo is the trail king 7 which operates at around 16psi. Iv'e had three A/S 'vans with this type of pump and they all suffered from the on off surge type delivery at the tap. At this w/ends Great Western Motorhome show I finally found an accumulator by Seaflo that has fixed the problem. Fitted just after the pump in the system and pressure in the accumulator set just below the pump delivery pressure it has completely removed the urge to surge. Seaflo are in Cradley Heath, West Midlands Tel. 0121 5598580
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Re: Shurflo surge

Post by Gromit on Wed Aug 23, 2017 4:50 pm

Thanks for that Biffo.

Ours does surge a bit, but not badly enough to bother with at the moment. Worth knowing about the accumulator in case we need one in the future.

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Re: Shurflo surge

Post by Bartfarst on Wed Aug 23, 2017 5:43 pm

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Re: Shurflo surge

Post by biffobear on Wed Aug 23, 2017 6:07 pm

yes! that's the very chap. It can be mounted in any position, ie horizontal/vertical and make sure you have easy access to the valve. It should come set at 10lbs per sq in. approx but can be adjusted to suit your system. now I don't want to get to technical in how you adjust the pressure. Do you have a bicycle pump?  snigger its that simple
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Post by Bartfarst on Wed Aug 23, 2017 6:20 pm

Might try that.

As much as I'd like to support local West Midlands businesses, have you seen any other version of this? I assume it's sourced in the Far East rather than Cradley Heath?

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Re: Shurflo surge

Post by biffobear on Wed Aug 23, 2017 6:44 pm

Shurflo do their own and Whale do one. Have a look on CAK tanks site. I choose Seaflo as it was there at the show and it was only £16 and looked quite sturdy and well made.
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Re: Shurflo surge

Post by Bartfarst on Thu Aug 24, 2017 8:37 am

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Re: Shurflo surge

Post by biffobear on Thu Aug 24, 2017 11:26 am

It didn't say on the Fiamma unit about mounting it in any particular position, ie vertical/horizontal but looking at it, it's much the same as the Seaflo apart from the rubber mountings so I guess you can. The Shurflo unit is vertical mount only. Purely because of space I have mounted mine horizontally with less than 6ins. of water pipe between pump and unit, so if you are not keen for what ever reason on the Seaflo I'd go for the Fiamma.
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Post by Bartfarst on Thu Aug 24, 2017 11:44 am

Good points!

My only thoughts were that Shurflo stuff has been ultra reliable on my van, and therefore I'd favour that brand if there was little between them in terms of price...but there is! So I'm probably going to try the Seaflo one anyway.

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