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post #21 of 29 (permalink) Old 24-10-2019, 00:28 Thread Starter
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Why dont you stop messing about because we all know you are going to finish up breaking it completely.Get on the bike tomorrow and go and buy a new pump.This will mean you can spend more time on the important things in your live like giving us your vast knowledge on Brexit
Because unlike Brexiteers Im not prepared to just take a wild leap in the dark and spaff a load of money on something without figuring out first if its a good idea.

Im leaving it tomorrow. Ive got to be on standby for some job back home all day so I cant be doing with dismantling the plumbing plus I have a nice lunch booked.


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Just to give you an update.

We came home on Sunday but since I last posted the pump just carried on sounding like someone was banging a hammer on the side of the van. I suspect thats the pipework banging about and the flow was pretty rubbish.

Went out to put the van away just now and filled with water, checked it and its all perfect. Fixed itself.

The only difference is I was running it of the battery and not on hookup but if anything you would expect it to perform better on hookup.

I can only think that with us being stood in one location for seven weeks an air lock has somehow got into the system and the normal twiddling of taps has not cleared it but maybe the drive home has.

Or maybe its just possessed I dunno.


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Now it's time to 'be prepared', and 'get it done'......... buy a spare.

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Now it's time to 'be prepared', and 'get it done'......... buy a spare.

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Nah because then it will never ever break. I would have though Surflo pumps are pretty easy to get hold of all over Europe. Who needs water anyway?


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Nah because then it will never ever break. .............

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Alls well

Ours flooded the van when we went to Scotland

An inch or so deep, ruined new carpets

We turned back

As all the kitchen drawers were out to observe the pump

And the hound was struggling to find floor space to sleep

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We had a similar problem a year or so back. Every time we turned a tap on it would splutter (after having been off for a wee while).
Searched endlessly with no success. Eventually got around to thinking it was the feed from the tank to the pump with the water draining back down into the tank as a result of either a split diaphragm in the pump or even a bit of grit having got passed the filter and stuck in the diaphragm..
Seriously considered stripping down the pump but mysteriously cured itself! So, pretty sure it was the "grit" thing.
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I never trust the pipework connections so if we aren't in the van the pumps turned off.
We had an issue in France with the pump firing up every now and then despite not being used.
And the toilet would fill with water in the bowl.
Stripped the toilet water solenoid down and it had some sand in it.
The pump sorted itself so I suspect both were sand in the system.

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