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Old 03-25-2010, 04:26 AM   #1
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Water Pump Help

I am running a rio 32hf water pump in my sump, but it is loud. any suggestion on how to quite it down.

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Old 03-25-2010, 07:06 AM   #2
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If it's vibration, try making silicone "feet" for it. Get a small tube and squirt medium sized feet on the corners like 4 ft. Just a bead/small ball size. See if that helps you - if its vibration, that is.


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The rio is really loud .... I couldn't do anything with acoustic isolation, etc. I ended up returning it & getting a different pump.
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i've had a few rios and could not hear them. i'm not an advocate for those pumps, and prefer "quiet one" pumps over these, but try taking it apart and make sure the shaft is seated correctly. there is a little plastic thing that sits on the end of the shaft. if that's not in properly, they make an awful racket. the second option has been mentioned...some sort of rubber between the pump and the tank. i use a rubber mouse pad.
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