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    Mounting the filter and pump

    So I am relocating my pump and filter. When I moved in they were just sitting on blocks of concrete which I know isn't right. I am going to be using a hayward pump and probably pentiar filter so it seems there may not be one of those preformed plastic bases that will fit my needs, though I ideally that's what I would want.

    This is the new location. I plan on busting up that concrete so I can get all the tubing and such back in there, then using some anchors in that piece that's leaning against the shed and bolting the equipment to it.


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    Re: Mounting the filter and pump

    My stuff just sits there too. Honestly I haven't seen too many bolted down. Figure how much the filter weighs and then all the pipe connections, nothing moves that I've seen at least.
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    Re: Mounting the filter and pump

    No real need in bolting down filter or pump. Filter heavy enough it's not going anywhere. Piping will hold pump in place. I'd just set it on a thick rubber pad. My pump is on an air conditioner plastic pad and not bolted down.
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    Re: Mounting the filter and pump

    Bolting the equipment down can be a good idea in earthquake prone areas. Otherwise it is better not to, as bolting down will increase the amount of noise.
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    Re: Mounting the filter and pump

    I thought the same. It allows it to move just a bit, enough to help reduce tension and fatigue on the pipes, and reduce noise.
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