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shan
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PostPosted: 2003.05.25(Sun)10:01    Post subject: Silencer for air pump... Reply with quote

I got a smal "Profile 1000" air pump and it's making a lot of noise even after lowering the pressure as much as possible.

I'm thinking about making a silencer for the pump to quiet it down.
Anybody attempted this with success?

I'm thinking about taking a towel and taping it around the pump but I thought I'd check here first to see if anyone had any better ideas.

Another idea was to take a shoe box, fill it with styrofoam (or some other material) and put the pump submerged inside.
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shan
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PostPosted: 2003.05.25(Sun)12:52    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah ha ! Idea
I tried this and it has cut the decibals down considerably.

I took some of that packaging stuff (don't know the proper name, it's the stuff we used to pop the air of when we were kids, it's plastic with filled air chambers), you know what I'm talking about. I wrapped it around the pump tightly and used electrical tape to secure it.
I'd say there is now about 30% less noise.
Wink
Homemade silencer and didn't cost me a dime.
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PostPosted: 2003.05.25(Sun)14:49    Post subject: Reply with quote

BUBBLE WRAP!!!

Sorry, had a little episode there..... Embarassed Laughing

Love that stuff. Great.

You can use bubble wrap, it does cut down the noise, but I would try a combination of bubble wrap AND a towel, that would work well. Think of the situation where two people are each trying to lift something, together they can do it more easily and efficiently than they could have alone.
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PostPosted: 2003.05.25(Sun)14:54    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you have a tank with a cabinet you can hang the pump in a sock in the cabinet, this cuts out all vibrations through the base.
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shan
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PostPosted: 2003.05.25(Sun)15:19    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alright ! Very Happy
You know what they say, "great minds think alike", have a nice Mem day. Wink
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PostPosted: 2003.05.25(Sun)23:38    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just place mine on some filter floss. Takes care of a lot of it as well.
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PostPosted: 2003.07.25(Fri)11:29    Post subject: Reply with quote

I hang mine with fishing line
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