Noises At Night

That whole thing with the hyper-alert hearing onboard? Very helpful. I woke up from a solid sleep last night to the water pump running. It shouldn’t generally go on at night – we’re not using any water, so the pressure should remain the same in the tank. Occasionally if it’s on the edge of the correct pressure, it will cycle through once and that doesn’t always wake me up.

But last night it awakened me and then continued to run. My Magic Brock came in handy again – I just nudged him and muttered that the water pump had been running for a long time. So he hopped out of bed and headed out to the dock to figure out that the bottom of the water timer had blown off and we were draining all of our water from our tanks back onto the dock.
I suppose that’s what you might expect from a plastic device, but it’s frustrating just the same. I’m wondering if I should look for a heavier duty one, but didn’t see anything when we were originally looking that would make me think it was tougher than the rest.

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  1. Liz Loomis
    January 19, 2010 at 11:28 pm #

    OMG. Are you still afloat? xoxo, LL

  2. Anonymous
    January 12, 2010 at 7:35 pm #

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  3. rob
    January 9, 2010 at 2:01 am #

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  4. Anonymous
    January 8, 2010 at 4:24 pm #

    In addition to a check valve, you should have a bronze bodied meter at minimum for frost protection. I think you've discovered the disadvasntage of having a cheaply made inexpensive part fail in a comparably well put together and expensive system. Buy the best you can afford my grandpa use to say… or wait til you can pay more. Try the DLJ brand. They've worked great for me for many years.

  5. bowiechick
    January 8, 2010 at 9:38 am #

    Ah! Things that burst in the night. It's always at night and usually during the middle of a storm. Good times.

  6. Bill K
    January 7, 2010 at 2:10 pm #

    There should be a check valve in the line so your water pump can NOT pump the water back out.You might need a water pressure regulator for the city water.Bill Kelleher

  7. rob
    January 7, 2010 at 11:22 am #

    perhaps if it were just insulated from freezing? if it wasn`t already?