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Old 09-06-2023, 12:42 AM   #21
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I use two SHURflo 2088 pumps, the old-fashioned simple pumps that a SHURflo/Pentair salesman said are still the most reliable ones they make. They're rebuildable if the pressure switch karks or the diaphragm leaks, but normally they'll last many years without a hickup. I have a Watts DET-5 expansion tank to reduce hunting, and each pump has a SHURflo 255 strainer to keep solids out of the diaphragm and pressure switch (a common cause of pump failure).

I use a Watts 263A pressure regulator to ensure the incoming city/campground water pressure won't ever exceed the bus's PEX lines' SWP, and with this and a pair of pressure gauges for the city water and onboard water I can easily set the pumps to the same 45 PSI as my city water. This way the shower/sink/hand basin water is the same flow and pressure whether it's from the tank or from outside.

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Old 09-06-2023, 08:12 AM   #22
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I use two SHURflo 2088 pumps...
Hey John, are you running those in parallel into your accumulator or do you have each pump running separate "circuits"?
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Old 09-06-2023, 10:34 AM   #23
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Hey John, are you running those in parallel into your accumulator or do you have each pump running separate "circuits"?
I normally run just one pump at a time, but if I ever needed more flow or pressure I would run both together. The main reason I have two pumps is redundancy: if one pump failed (unlikely with the 208 I can easily change over to the other by just flipping a switch and opening/closing two valves. Both pumps are mounted on a slide-out tray, with tool-free quick-disconnects for their water and power connections. The accumulator is always connected to whichever pump is working.

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Old 12-06-2023, 12:36 AM   #24
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Congratulations on your bus project! When it comes to setting up a reliable water system, choosing the right components is crucial. For a fresh water pump and accumulator kit, the Seaflow pump with a tank is indeed a solid option. It's known for its efficiency and durability. However, exploring other options is always a good idea to find the best fit for your specific needs.

Consider brands like Shurflo, Flojet, and Jabsco as they are reputable in the industry. These brands offer a range of pumps and accumulator kits suitable for various setups. Look for a pump with a flow rate that meets your water demand, and ensure that the accumulator helps maintain a consistent water pressure.

Remember to check the compatibility of the components with your bus's water system design and capacity. It's always a good idea to read user reviews and seek recommendations from others who have undertaken similar projects. Best of luck with your bus conversion, and may your water system flow smoothly on all your future adventures!
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Old 12-06-2023, 02:28 AM   #25
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Are you a chatbot?
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Old 12-06-2023, 03:41 AM   #26
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No, I am not.
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Old 12-06-2023, 07:39 AM   #27
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Are you a chatbot?
Man, I had that exact same thought/question when I read that.
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Old 12-06-2023, 10:25 AM   #28
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But wouldn't he say he's not a chatbot?
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Old 12-06-2023, 10:26 AM   #29
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No, I am not.
Robertoduran, are you a dolphin?
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Old 12-08-2023, 10:27 AM   #30
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Robertoduran, are you a dolphin?
By the way, if you could update your profile and reply it would help us learn a little more about you. Your reply was very specific to the topic yet incredibly generic, which makes a few of us wonder.

But if you're a dolphin, even though you indicate differently, that's another matter.
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Old 12-08-2023, 11:59 AM   #31
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Way to direct-engage it with a mental chess game Rucker!

I'm'na love watching Human vs A.I. matches play out over this next decade.
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Old 12-08-2023, 12:17 PM   #32
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Way to direct-engage it with a mental chess game Rucker!

I'm'na love watching Human vs A.I. matches play out over this next decade.
My only worry is that I'm training it to do better.
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Old 12-08-2023, 12:21 PM   #33
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You are. The game will intensify. I've played with the Bots, they have no ethics.
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Old 12-09-2023, 08:34 AM   #34
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