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New shower pump is very noisy
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Londono · 26/05/2021 10:10

It is so noisy I can hear it downstairs when it whirrs from time to time even when the shower isn't in use.

Is this usual? I thought it would get better once I put everything back in the airing cupboard but it hasn't!

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LittleOverWhelmed · 26/05/2021 13:06

We now have gotten rid of ours (gone to a pressurised system), but before - when we had it - it was noisy. It was in the airing cupboard you would hear it whirring from downstairs when it was on (and our house is 3500sqft - so not little).

Originally the pump was actually above the ceiling in our bedroom (across from our en-suite): it was hideously noisy there!!! Got it moved to the airing cupboard. It was either that or I would have killed husband for using the en-suite after I went to bed... Grin

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Muststopeating · 26/05/2021 13:16

Yes, unfortunately I think it is. My mum has one and you can hear it in the whole house (also not a small house) when running.

I believe there are some things that should reduce noise, i.e. the way it is installed to reduce vibration. You could also look at building a soundproof box... but do your research. It isn't as simple as putting sound insulation round as a lot of sound, especially vibration, travels through the fabric of the building.

Sorry, sure it is not what you hoped for.

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VeniVidiWeeWee · 26/05/2021 17:22

Try a small rubber mat under it.

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goingtotown · 26/05/2021 17:54

We’ve had a Techflow Pump for over 10 years its in the airing cupboard on the landing it’s not noisy just a hum.

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Diamondnights · 26/05/2021 19:42

When we had the bathrooms re-done the plumber had the choice of 2 types of pump. The one he thought more reliable was fitted and made a terrible amount of noise (worried the neighbours would be disturbed). We had it changed over to the other type and problem solved. Sorry not to have useful detail but I just mean that you have options. Talk to your plumber.

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Londono · 27/05/2021 10:22

Thanks everyone, I can't believe the noise! It was very expensive too (but did include some other work), I thought putting all the towels back in around it would help but I seriously thought it was coming from the builders next door the first time I heard it.

Will try something underneath it too to see if that helps.

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Wiseflower · 23/09/2022 18:20

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