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post #3 of Old 06-25-2008
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"Y" connection by itself will allow backflow and defeat both pumps. Check valves will create too much head pressure, unless you got a check valve with REALLY light cracking pressure. Even if the manual pump has a rubber check value (which it probably does), pumping the manual one will still cause back flow through the electric one. That is unless both hoses have a considerable "riser" section.

I advise that you install a dedicated thru-hull for each bilge pump.

Last edited by jr438234606; 06-25-2008 at 02:41 PM.
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