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Old 07-04-2021, 14:34   #16
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Re: Bilge pumps that don't leave water behind

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I think it's worse in catamarans, and I find it HIGHLY ANNOYING.
i agree it's worse in cats (we have 4 bilge pumps...one in each corner...so 4 puddles)

but the only annoying water ingress we have is from the 2 hot water systems. when these heat up (either from the engines or from the 240v generator), there is some expansion of the water and this goes into the engine bilges (usually say 5L)

one day i need to re-work the plumbing to take this overboard...

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Old 07-04-2021, 15:57   #17
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i agree it's worse in cats (we have 4 bilge pumps...one in each corner...so 4 puddles)



but the only annoying water ingress we have is from the 2 hot water systems. when these heat up (either from the engines or from the 240v generator), there is some expansion of the water and this goes into the engine bilges (usually say 5L)



one day i need to re-work the plumbing to take this overboard...



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Or put a proper expansion tank on the water heaters.
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Or put a proper expansion tank on the water heaters.
yep...might be easier...

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Re: Bilge pumps that don't leave water behind

You can use any little tray to catch that so it evaporates.
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yep...might be easier...



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I went through that in a house I owned. Was in a high water pressure area (read AT sea level) and so had a regulator on the water main. No backflow when the water heater kicked on. After the second heater failure and lots of water on the floor from the overpressure relief valve the light went on. An expansion tank.
Iíve seen that on a couple of boats Iíve owned.
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You can use any little tray to catch that so it evaporates.
even a bucket at the HWS would be easier than trying to get it out of the engine bilge...

it's on the 'do something abt it one day' list

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Re: Bilge pumps that don't leave water behind

Expansion tank would definitely be the best option for the water heater problem in my mind. Unlike the other options, it avoids you losing any water as it expands, being that it'll just get stored in the expansion tank and returned later as the system cools instead of being discarded through the T&P valve.
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