I was at work this past weekend when I got a text from Mack showing the images below. He and Kenutu were hanging out and now we have a new water pump.
The old water pump was working, but it had a leak and would run intermittently throughout the night to fill the gaps left by the leak. The leak had also corroded all around it, including some of the wiring. Since the new Shurflo Aqua King II high pressure fresh water pump was $160, it seemed more doable than some of our other outstanding projects.
I don't know how hard of a project it was to do, but it couldn't have been that bad if Mack tackled it solo in less than an afternoon. It looks like it required a couple wire splices, some tube clamping, and one mounting effort. The water pressure isn't that much stronger, but the middle of the night hums have quieted down. Pump on, little Shurflo.
Two people dumb enough to think anything is possible and smart enough to bumble their way into discoveries.