Minimizing Pump Noise

Discussion in 'Water Features' started by Ben Bowen, Jun 10, 2013.

  1. Ben Bowen

    Ben Bowen LawnSite Bronze Member
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    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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  2. tadpole

    tadpole LawnSite Bronze Member
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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?
     
  3. n2h20

    n2h20 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Did you use pvc pipe or a flexible tubing? I felx tubing will help reduce the vibration.
     
  4. Ben Bowen

    Ben Bowen LawnSite Bronze Member
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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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  5. tadpole

    tadpole LawnSite Bronze Member
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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.
     
  6. raggs

    raggs LawnSite Member
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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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  7. Ben Bowen

    Ben Bowen LawnSite Bronze Member
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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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