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Old 27-02-2013, 22:03   #1
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Automatic bilge pumps

I need to replace one of my pumps and am thinking about a completely automatically one. Anyone have any experience with them?
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Old 27-02-2013, 22:12   #2
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Re: Automatic bilge pumps

if you mean the kind that start themselves up every two minutes to check for bilge water, and shut down if there is none, yes, i had one. it worked fine for the two years i had it, although i never had water in the bilge so it never did more than just start up and look for water. went with the boat when i sold it...
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Old 27-02-2013, 23:45   #3
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Re: Automatic bilge pumps

I have one, a Rule . Stopped working correctly after about 2 years. Would not buy another. Something is amiss with the sensing feature and you could not trust it.BS
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Old 28-02-2013, 01:22   #4
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Re: Automatic bilge pumps

Popular opinion seems to be, have seperate pump and water level/auto switch wired. The auto bilge pump combo seems to give trouble.
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Old 28-02-2013, 02:16   #5
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Re: Automatic bilge pumps

I had a look at these auto pumps but decided to replace my faulty water level float switch with a solid state Water Witch 101
5 years warranty, doesn,t react to fuel or oil spills and saves any hastle with pump outlet connections or head.
I can keep my 1000 gph pump if this switch fails or vis a versa.
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Old 28-02-2013, 09:01   #6
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Re: Automatic bilge pumps

I have a couple of the Rule 2000s which have the so called computer start and see systems. The auto sensing has been bypassed and a float switch installed for each. Do regular testing and hope everything will work if needed.
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Chiming in to say they don't work....get a separate device to switch on and off. I learned the hard easy #
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Sorry....Meant to say the hard way!
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