Shurflo Pump Spares

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  1. TheTwoOfUs

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    I knew I was tempting fate by saying we hadn't had any problems with our motorhome. Just got back from Hawes where the ShurFlo pump has developed a leak between the pump halves. I believe that complete heads are available but does anyone have a recommendation for a supplier please?
     
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    sometimes you can just tighten the screws. the service kit is pretty expensive
     
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    From experience, its probably cheaper to replace the entire pump in the long run. ;)
     
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    Is it 20 or 30 psi?
     
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    I agree, after several attempts to repair diaphragm pumps I have come to the conclusion that its not worth the effort, if it leaks or doesn't move enough water or won't shut off just replace it.

    D.
     
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    20psi.
     
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    as above
     
  10. Masman

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    Did mine 2 years ago.new diaphragm .old one didn't have a gasket between joints.new kit came with gasket.not had any problems.Cost 18 pound's.got mine from leisure shop.com (y)
     
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    When ours had a little leak it was just because calcium deposits had formed in the joint and allowed a small leak path.

    Strip the head down gave everything a good scrub and rebuild, I put a bit of Vaseline around the diaphragm/head joint and job was a good un and still is, that's the second one I have done as we had the same in the caravan.

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    Before buying anything.. As big1 said...

    I'd remove the pump housing, clean it out and provided there is no visible cracking or damage to the diaphram, reassemble adding a smear of Vasaline to the diaphragm sealing edge... it's important to tighten the screws equally and not too tight..

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    just saw @funflair post.. great minds
     
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    Change ours from 20psi to 30psi because the old one lost performance as the toilet was not flushing all the way around the rim now with the 30psi loads better
     
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    You have to be careful increasing the PSI rating of a water pump. The PSI rating is often matched to the specific boiler/water heater fitted to the vehicle i.e. in our van, 20 PSI for the Alde 3000 boiler.
     
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    You have to be careful increasing the PSI rating of a water pump. The PSI rating is often matched to the specific boiler/water heater fitted to the vehicle i.e. in our van, 20 PSI for the Alde 3000 boiler.
     
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    Yes and the push fit plumbing is a risk, you can bet it will fail in the most arshole of a place to get to!! Worthwhile checking the spec from the boiler as Canopus has identified.
     
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    I concur with all the warnings about increasing the pressure of a system. My working life was spent designing hydraulic systems so I know the problems involved when increasing the pressure without due regard to the designed working pressure, even at these very low pressures.
     
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