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Old 06-10-2013, 12:14 AM
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Minimizing Pump Noise

I recently completed a renovation of a small water feature. I installed a small skimmer and WGP-95. The old pump had been in a vault that sat about 24" deeper than the new pump does. As soon as I started the pump I realized that the new setup produces just a little bit of pump noise, just a small vibration. Is there a way to reduce this? Any tricks you have used before?

I don't think it will be an issue for the client- but it bothers me...
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Old 06-10-2013, 05:03 PM
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I am afraid to ask because I think that I know the answer but, who is the manufacturer of the WGP-95?
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Old 06-10-2013, 07:11 PM
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Did you use pvc pipe or a flexible tubing? I felx tubing will help reduce the vibration.
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Old 06-10-2013, 08:49 PM
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It's a Little Giant. The existing plumbing is rigid PVC- I would normally do flex. If I get a call back on it I might switch out, at least from the union down.
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Old 06-10-2013, 10:39 PM
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It's a Little Giant.
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Yep, that's what I thought. At one time one of the best brand pumps on the market.....AT ONE TIME.
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Old 06-10-2013, 11:15 PM
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The idea on the pump was nice a dual discharge however it is a piece of junk that always cloggs up. If I remember it has only 9 tiny intake holes and that's it. The only little giants I use are their statuary pumps which are nice.
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Old 06-11-2013, 12:40 AM
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I have not had clogging problems. I always install them in a skimmer or with other protection. I have had an alarming number of them fail quickly. However, there are very few continuous duty pumps available in town and sometimes a client doesn't want to wait for me to order something else.
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