Originally Posted by Lemniscate
We have this old arrangement where the knob you see in the photo turns on a pump that pumps out the shower waste water. Itís a 1977 shower/head setup. The shower stall sits up on a platform and I cannot get to the pump because I think it is enclosed in that area underneath. Does anyone have this arrangement and is this the case? How would you change the pump if it went out?
Shouldnít there be a hair strainer somewhere before it empties out the thru hull
? Has anyone ever converted this old style to the newer style where thereís a shower sump box below a hatch somewhere?
I re-read your post. Sorry about that. I can get to my pump, underneath the shower floor. Depending on the type of pump used, your pump may not be submersed in the shower water. Your pump may be located somewhere distal to the shower and is strong enough to suck the water out of the shower and pump it overboard
. Many of these shower sump pumps advertise that you do not need a hair strainer. depending on the installation
, some are installed with a strainer. My centrifugal pump, does not have a strainer. It's simply sets in a plastic base at the lowest point of the shower pan. I have to unclip it and dig the hair out of it every once in awhile. I also have a check valve in place on the outbound hose. I have had my boat
for 7 years. I replaced the sump pump when I bought her.as far as an installation
goes, it's very simple.
See if you can trace the hose and find where the sump pump is. It's very likely you may have thought it was your water pump
for your plumbing
system. They look the same.