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Rule Bilge Pump Float Switch Problems
We have two bilges, one forward and one aft. The forward bilge is 'relatively' shallow, the sump is a couple of inches below the rest of the bilge. Our aft bilge is maybe five feet deep, down to the bottom of the keel
. I have no idea how to make that one work without a back flow preventer.
I have a large bilge pump
aft and a smaller one forward. I can throw a couple of valves and use the shower sump
to clear the forward bilge. We also have a manual bilge pump that sucks from both bilges.
Finally, I just bought a 120VAC 3/4 HP pump with 1-1/2 discharge that will run off my inverter
or the generator
. Cheapo from Harbor Freight for $90.
I had a lot of trouble with the Rule
Interestingly enough when we bought the boat the only working bilge pump was the manual. The forward pump was missing or ruined and was plumbed to the sink drain. The aft pump was disintegrated and plumbed to a 1/4" fitting into a cockpit drain. No joke. Two surveys, Owners and ours, neither one made comment on the bilge pumps not being serviceable.