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jaycmpng

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Posted: 11/21/20 09:35am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Live in Jersey, but as indicated, we winterize by heading to Florida. The coldest weather the pump has encountered is probably upper 40s, so freezing surely is not the case. The dealer we bought the trailer from tried to tell me the 1st pump must have frozen, but that was the only year the trailer was winterized and I had used the pump to get the antifreeze through the lines so that idea was BS also.


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Posted: 11/21/20 10:18am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I would need a picture of the installation and the crack to give an opinion.


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Can't really provide a picture now since I now have the pump in a small tub to catch the drip. Sorry, gotta keep the basement dry.
And after looking closer it's more of a pinhole than a crack, but it's dripping enough to fill a small tupperware container overnight.

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Sounds like a warranty defect with a pin hole. If you have a receipt I would contact the seller or the manufacturer.
Otherwise move on (again [emoticon] ) with a new one.

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Posted: 11/21/20 04:12pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have found that just blowing out the lines usually leaves enough in the bottom area of the pump to cause freeze damage. The design of the pump just retains water in low points. I blow out my line but finish off with about 10 seconds of pumping antifreeze into the pump.

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Freeze damage is about the only reasonable thing I can think of, too.
9 years on first pump an Aqua flow, replaced with same. Switch went bad on it and they won't sell parts.
Either it was freezing, or anything else, I cannot come up with it.

* This post was edited 11/22/20 03:05pm by down home *

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5 pumps in 5 years and you don't use the pump. Over tight or freezing, head south sooner.


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My pump is 27 years old. Does it always crack in the same place? At the same time of year ?

Do like Old Biscuit says and just cap it off if you don't use it.

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Have installed a shutoff, and shurflo is replacing the housing portion of this pump. No one can explain why. Basically all the pumps have leaked generally in the same place. To those that insist the pump is freezing, this trailer has not seen temps below low 40 upper 30, if that is freezing, I guess we better start wintering in Hawaii.

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