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Old 12-28-2012, 11:22 PM   #41
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[QUOTE=Marin;122625]I agree with this, actually. We don't mind the sound of our pump at all. To us, it's just a "sound of boating."

We lived with a VSD pump for a full year. Couldn't stand the lack of knowledge about the use and integrity of the pressure water system, so went back to the noisy pump. However, the VSD pump has served well for the past 7 years as a backup replacement, although it has only been used once.
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Old 12-29-2012, 12:41 AM   #42
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We lived with a VSD pump for a full year. Couldn't stand the lack of knowledge about the use and integrity of the pressure water system, so went back to the noisy pump. .
Yes, everybody has their preferences. Everyone we know and have talked to or read comments from on the GB forum absolutely love their conversions to VSD pump. I like hearing our water pump run but if we didn't it wouldn't bother us.

Our boat is not large enough for us to go unaware of its systems for long, and we very rarely have guests on the boat and don't allow kids at all so keeping an eye (and ear) on what guests are doing with the water is pretty much a non-issue.
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Old 12-29-2012, 06:59 AM   #43
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I like hearing our water pump run but if we didn't it wouldn't bother us.

Fine for local cruising where hearing the bilge pump running might be an indication the water supply is now leaving the bilges.

For a more independent cruiser a different operation option might be safer.
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Bigger the better. There is a reason they build these things ....
How many boats have you been on with a water tower? I've never seen one, but I don't have the experience you have.
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Old 12-29-2012, 01:58 PM   #45
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The water tower example was provided so that some of the children here who can't understand the purpose of a header tank/bladder tank.

I see that it may not have been simple enough.
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The water tower example was provided so that some of the children here who can't understand the purpose of a header tank/bladder tank.

I see that it may not have been simple enough.
Just maybe one of the "children" here owns a company that for 40 years has installed miles upon miles of all kinds of utility lines. Just maybe that company has installed lift stations, pressure booster stations, pressure lines and sprinkler lines with reserve systems. Just maybe someone who used a wrong example to illustrate his point should quit defending a bad example by attacking and belittling the ones who know how a water utility system works. Also maybe the owner's son who is also a business partner sits on a county water board So much for the "children" on the board.
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Why does every other post of yours have to be so insulting? To be perfectly honest, it's grown very old and irritating.
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Old 12-29-2012, 02:32 PM   #48
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Gosh... and I was thinking it was just me.

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Why does every other post of yours have to be so insulting?

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Just maybe one of the "children" here owns a company that for 40 years has installed miles upon miles of all kinds of utility lines. Just maybe that company has installed lift stations, pressure booster stations, pressure lines and sprinkler lines with reserve systems. Just maybe someone who used a wrong example to illustrate his point should quit defending a bad example by attacking and belittling the ones who know how a water utility system works. Also maybe the owner's son who is also a business partner sits on a county water board So much for the "children" on the board.
All that and you still don't understand the purpose of a bladder tank on a boat

Wow ...
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All that and you still don't understand the purpose of a bladder tank on a boat

Wow ...
I understand that a high rise utility water tank bears no relationship to a bladder tank. They operate on a totally different set of principles. It is a bad example.
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OK, you guys tell us what the bladder tank is for then ... and while you are at it, what does the municipal water tower do that the bladder tank doesn't?

Step right up kids, let's hear your version.
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OK, you guys tell us what the bhrouladder tank is for then ... and while you are at it, what does the municipal water tower do that the bladder tank doesn't?

Step right up kids, let's hear your version.
The discussion has been about your illustration used to support your theory that a utility high rise water tank was similar to a bladder tank. How about you explaining that. Just because they both pressurize lines does not mean they operate in similar fashion. I don't have to explain anything to you. In fact, I am through with you.
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Well this has turned into yet another lively little thread.

Time to go boating.
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Read post #30, if that doesn't do it for you then nothing will.

Talk about argumentative hypocrites, geez ... I can't say I'll miss you, since you don't contribute much besides argument it is for the best.
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Greetings,
Mr. Moonstruck. "they both pressurize lines" is the point Mr. RickB is attempting, albeit with some lack of understanding on the side of the recipients, to make, NOT that they operate in a "similar fashion". Sheesh! Even I picked up on that one. Now what was the original question??????
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