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Old 12-01-2013, 09:53 AM   #1
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I installed an Eshopps PSK-75H skimmer 2 days ago and it's still fairly noisy.

I know some of the noise is vibration of the hood, which is coming off this week. However the motor/venturi/something seems a little louder than it should.

Any suggestions on how to quiet this down, or is it normal during break in?

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Old 12-02-2013, 10:25 AM   #2
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just put your ear as close as possible to the airline. if you hear excessive noise there, simply buy a airline silencer and youll be good to go. also you may want to put a thin layer rubber gasket between the skimmer and the tank rim. that should help with noise as well.
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I'm going to DIY a silencer for the airline, and will get some foam and/or rubber for where the skimmer meets the tank, as well as a cap of some sort on the return adjustment tube. I'm hoping that it isn't a motor issue.
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I mean it wouldnt be hard to make a DIY silencer box for the pump, id just be careful it doesnt overheat it
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Old 12-02-2013, 12:59 PM   #5
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I'm going to do the pill-container DIY. Should be the same as any purchased silencer. I'm not going to stuff it with floss though, for the reason you mentioned.
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i mean in reference to the pump. if the pump is the source of the excessive noise, you can always make a small box to slip over the pump to keep it quiet.
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As you know I have the same skimmer. How noisy is it? I can definitely hear mine but it is not crazy loud.
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Nvm I just watched the video and that is definitely louder than mine is.
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Nvm I just watched the video and that is definitely louder than mine is.
It's not as loud as it sounds on the video, but far from quiet. I will call eshopps and see what they suggest.
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Ive heard from a few people that eshopps skimmers are louder than comparable units from other companies.
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