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Water pump - Can I turn this off overnight?

  • 09-10-2020 9:34am
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    Registered Users Posts: 3 pcoggy


    Hi,

    I moved into a room that has the attic adjoining (little doorway from my room into it) where the water tank and hot water tank are along with the water pump (Grundfos MQ) 3rd floor of the house.

    I'm assuming there is some issue like a leak or cistern (toilet) or issue with the pump itself as ever 2-3 minutes it kicks up and is quite loud. I'm a light sleeper (earplugs etc) so was hoping that I could switch it off over night as it has an off button.

    Is this safe to do? Are there any consequences as in would it damage the hot water tank or someone tried to turn on hot water at night?

    Praying I can turn it off to get a good night's sleep! Thanks


    Also we don't have heating on from 10pm and not on in the morning, if that is relevant.
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  • Moderators, Regional Abroad Moderators Posts: 5,364 Mod ✭✭✭✭ aido79


    pcoggy wrote: »
    Hi,

    I moved into a room that has the attic adjoining (little doorway from my room into it) where the water tank and hot water tank are along with the water pump (Grundfos MQ) 3rd floor of the house.

    I'm assuming there is some issue like a leak or cistern (toilet) or issue with the pump itself as ever 2-3 minutes it kicks up and is quite loud. I'm a light sleeper (earplugs etc) so was hoping that I could switch it off over night as it has an off button.

    Is this safe to do? Are there any consequences as in would it damage the hot water tank or someone tried to turn on hot water at night?

    Praying I can turn it off to get a good night's sleep! Thanks


    Also we don't have heating on from 10pm and not on in the morning, if that is relevant.

    Would it not make more sense to fix the leak or figure out why it keeps turning on?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,086 ✭✭✭ wilser


    The only problem with turning it off is that no-one will be able to have a shower until you turn it back on, apart from that you'll have a good night sleep


  • Registered Users Posts: 3 pcoggy


    aido79 wrote: »
    Would it not make more sense to fix the leak or figure out why it keeps turning on?

    It most certainly would but I'm subletting a lad's room who has gone away for the month and he failed to tell me of the rumbling water pump in the press in his room.

    I will probably tell the owner of the house but likely they won't fix it or if it gets fixed I'll be gone by the time it's done. So really it is just a quick fix so I can sleep.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3 pcoggy


    wilser wrote: »
    The only problem with turning it off is that no-one will be able to have a shower until you turn it back on, apart from that you'll have a good night sleep

    Ah they can do without 2 am showers I'm sure. I'd rather turn it off at midnight and back on at 6am than not sleep. Thanks for that I was worried it would cause some terrible damage by turning it off. If it doesn't then I'll go ahead and turn it off each night late.


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