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Old 10-14-2008, 11:13 AM   #1
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Question Quiet One Pumps

I am looking for a pump that will deliver 1300gph after head loss. My return ends in a custom pvc spraybar so I am not sure what my head loss is...

Looking for an energy efficient, silent pump, I see that the Quiet One pumps are not only cheaper than MagDrive, but quieter and more energy efficient.

Is there a catch here?

Anyone have experience with Quiet One pumps?
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I used a QuietOne 3000 (780 ghp) for many many years and never had any problems with it.
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Old 10-14-2008, 01:34 PM   #3
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I have always loved QuietOne pumps. I too have never had a problem unless I caused it
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Old 10-14-2008, 01:40 PM   #4
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Just wondering what you are basing you "more energy effiecient" statement on. I was just wondering. I`m a mag drive pump person. Very quiet and IMO energy effiecient.
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Old 10-14-2008, 03:11 PM   #5
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I got a MagDrive24 and it is not what I would consider quiet. Also, too much flow for my system, sump like white water rapids...

Anyway, I need something near silent, Quiet One promisses less than 45 decibles, and the MagDrive24 uses something like 260 watts/hour and the Quiet One 9000 with 2300gph uses 145watts/hour. Thats all the info I judged by, if there is some other factor that I am missing please let me know.

With a ball valve restricting my flow I was able to get the desired gph, measured the water leaving the sump to an estimated 1300gph AFTER head loss, my setup ends with a custom pvc spraybar so I am not sure how to calculate head loss...

The nearest options are the QuietOne 6000 or 9000, 1500gph or 2300gph,
I can T off excess flow if I have to, but worse would be to find I don't get enough out of 1500gph...

Any advice?
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Old 10-14-2008, 03:29 PM   #6
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Would switching to an external pump, like the reeflo dart, be worthwhile to lessen sound and energy?
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Old 11-13-2008, 12:18 AM   #7
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I have a magdrive and the deep hummmmmmm it creates drives me up the wall, I can hear the vibration 2 rooms away. It's only been in use around 4-5 weeks now. It's not loud per se, but definitely noticable, and annoying. The vibration being locked up in a wooden cabinet stand just makes it worse...

I'm interested to hear about people's results with the Quiet One, especially noise level!
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Old 11-13-2008, 01:14 AM   #8
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My MagDrive was too loud. More than just vibrations, the #25 was LOUD.

Relying on words and photos won't convey your dissatisfaction to ppl on this site.

All I can offer is that after switching to the QuietOne 9000, connected in-line, firmly pressed against styrofoam, with vinyl tube replacing hard PVC... this all led to a hum that I can live with.

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I must have got lucky then. I have a mag 12 and a 9.5 and cant hear a thing. It might have something to do with cleaning the sponges out that are at the intake. Just guessing.
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Old 11-16-2008, 03:43 PM   #10
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I use a Quiet One 6000.....i have it installed in my sump and it works great. It's very quiet and I can't hear a thing out of it. I have been using it now for about 8 months. IMO, it's a great low cost pump.
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