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post #1 of Old 05-23-2008 Thread Starter
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Pump Float and Three-Way Switch Install

My current setup is the bilge pump is turned on/off at the breaker at the nav station and I want to install an automatic sensor switch near the pump and a three-way manual/off/auto switch at the nav station (the boat does not get much water from the mast, but I have been concerned with not have an active bilge pump when I leave the boat), what type/size of wire should I use for the connections. Should I get the wire/connectors at west marine or can I get them at the hardware store? Is there a difference? As the pump is original to the boat 12 yr, when/should a pump be replaced, the pump get no use?

You know what, thinking about it now, I check that the pump goes 'on' but I have never tested its suction! Same for the manual pump!
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