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Old 30-10-2012, 12:27   #16
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Re: Shore Water Pressure Question

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Second, what is the 1 gallon blue cannister that is linked to the water pump?
My guess is that you're talking about an accumulator tank. This helps keep the water pump from pulsing.

Was there a brand name attached? Does it have a bicycle-type valve where you can pressurize it?
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Re: Shore Water Pressure Question

I have a shore hose running into a pressure regulator mounted in the cabinside. From there it goes to a three way valve (one leg being the boat's water tank), and the output goes to the galley sink. Since I have a multihull, all of these plumbing lines are outboard of the main hull. Should a line burst, all water would drain through the wing and over the side. On a "leaner" it's not a great idea, as many others have noted. It's a very convenient arrangement.
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I think it is an accumulator tank. The problem is that I can't find the same one online. Also, it is in a space that only a midget would fit it. I am going to see if I can reach around with a bicycle pump and put air in it. See if that solves the problem.
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Old 30-10-2012, 13:27   #19
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Re: Shore Water Pressure Question

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..............Since I have a multihull, all of these plumbing lines are outboard of the main hull. Should a line burst, all water would drain through the wing and over the side...............
Help me understand. The plumbing lines to your galley sink and water tank must not be on the outside of your vessel, right? Are these lines receiving pressurized water from shore? Isn't your tank and galley sink inside your boat too? .....and if any of these connectors and hoses inside your boat fail does the water drain through a wing?
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Re: Shore Water Pressure Question

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I think it is an accumulator tank. The problem is that I can't find the same one online. Also, it is in a space that only a midget would fit it. I am going to see if I can reach around with a bicycle pump and put air in it. See if that solves the problem.
if your pressure water from the pump works fine, and the shore water fails it's not going to be the accumulator tank. All the accumulator tank does is smooth our the flow from the pressure pump.
Again, like I said before, you have a regulator that is either undersized or clogged. Replace the regulator (or repair it if it's one of the nice bronze ones), or use the tank water and have no chance of sinking the boat with the garden hose.
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I'll replace the regulator and see what happens. Thanks all.
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