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Old 07-07-2013, 02:51 PM   #1
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Screwing into the floor

I installed a Shurflo accumulator (works great) beside my pump, and I need to secure it. Can I screw directly into the floor? How thick is the floor wood and can I go right through it or do the screws need to be short enough to not go through?
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Old 07-07-2013, 03:00 PM   #2
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The plywood floor on the Jayflights is 5/8" thick. Here is how I mounted mine, the bottom layer of luan is screwed directly to the floor. Can`t remember what length screws I used.

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I installed a Shurflo accumulator (works great) beside my pump, and I need to secure it. Can I screw directly into the floor? How thick is the floor wood and can I go right through it or do the screws need to be short enough to not go through?
If you don't want to screw into the floor, why not put a couple of beads of good quality silicone down to hold it.
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Would Liquid Nails work???
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Id screw it to a small piece of plywood THEN glue/liquid nail/silicone the plywood to the floor for better adhesion and surface area to attatch to.
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I like the method exjay1 described. If you do screw into the floor don't do through the subfloor they run wires and plumbing there.
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Thanks very much guys, I think I will take the advice and use a piece of plywood and glue it to the floor and have the accumulator screwed to that.

Crabman - I see you used the fitting the tank came with. I had to use a 90* elbow directly off the pump because of a clearance issue. Will that in any way affect the operation/longevity of my pump? Also I see you used double gear clamps after the tank - is this a recommended method? I only used one and am wondering if I should throw another on there.

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Thanks very much guys, I think I will take the advice and use a piece of plywood and glue it to the floor and have the accumulator screwed to that.

Crabman - I see you used the fitting the tank came with. I had to use a 90* elbow directly off the pump because of a clearance issue. Will that in any way affect the operation/longevity of my pump? Also I see you used double gear clamps after the tank - is this a recommended method? I only used one and am wondering if I should throw another on there.

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I just used double clamps to be sure since that is the pressure side, could be overkill on my part. The 90* elbow should not be a problem...... In my mod the idea was noise and vibration isolation as well as adding the accumulator pump which is why I used the foam/luan sandwich and foam pipe covers. My pump was very LOUD before the mod and was mounted to the wall under the kitchen sink cabinet with the bedroom being on the other side of the wall. Much quieter now and the accumulator stops the short cycling.

This is what it looked like before the mod:


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