I need to reroute my bilge pump
discharge to accommodate installation
of stabilizer equipment
, and have some questions on the best way to plumb it.
Currently, the pump (Rule 2200 or something close to that) have a 1-1/8" outlet, but a 1" home worked over it. It appears to have been heated to stretch it over as there is discoloration around the hose. The hose then runs to a Forespar siphon break with 1" fittings, and finally to a 1" straight barbed fitting coming off the thru-hull which is slightly above the waterline.
The challenge begins with the 1" straight fitting on the thru-hull. It needs to be a 90 deg elbow
the hose clear of the new equipment
. But I can't get an elbow
on it because it will collide with the bulkhead panel when screwing it in. Removing it in the future would require removal
of a lot of equipment plus the bulkhead panel. Right now, I've installed a marine
grade plastic barbed elbow off the existing straight fitting, but I'm uncomfortable with the durability of this arrangement.
The second issue is that the hose from the pump to the siphon break needs to be extended a few feet. Rather than attempting to stretch another 1" hose over the pump outlet, I've installed a straight barbed plastic coupler and another few feet of hose to extend the run. I'm uncomfortable with this as well.
So the questions are:
1) How big an issue, if any, are these plastic fittings on a bilge pump
2) What is the best technique to get a 1" hose over a 1-1/8" pump outlet? Heating
3) And what's the best technique to get water
hose over a barbed fitting? That's been a challenge too. Heating
helps, but I'm worried about weakening the hose.
Thoughts and suggestions?