Re: Well pum noise
Posted by Gary Slusser on January 14, 2003 at 14:17:41:
In response to Re: Well pum noise
: I have recently completed a home that utilizes a well for fresh water. The pump motor is submerged at about 100'. There is approximately 150 to 175 feet of black plastic tubing connecting the well and the house. I was schocked that I could hear the well pump when it comes on. Since the transition into the house is under my bedroom the humming and vibration is very noticable and even objectionable at times. I have not inspected the piping as yet but suspect that I will find it rigidly mounted to the floor joice. Should this be suspended like an automotive tail pipe with runbber hangers or is there a way to isolate the connection to the house? Any input would be appreciated.

Possibly there is another way to look at this. You might consider it an early warning device. I see it that way due to if no one (nothing) is using water, the pump shouldn't be running and you have a leak somewhere. OTOH, 'they' may have cemented around the PE tubing where it comes through the cellar wall, or the tubing before or after your pressure tank is tight against a joist etc. as you say. Yes you can insulate the wood etc. from the tubing to prevent the noise.

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