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Old 10-26-2009
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Installing automatic bilge pump in series with diaphram bilge pump...

I recently purchased an automatic rule bilge pump. My sailboat, a Yamaha 30C is equipped with a manual diaphragm pump. Is it ok to connect the automatic bilge pump outlet directly to the input of the manual diaphragm pump?

The two pumps will then be in series instead of having separate inlets and outlets. The diaphragm pump should act like a check valve I believe. Has anyone else done this? Any issues? Any input will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

SD
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