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Re: Bilge pump non return valve.

Originally Posted by H and E View Post
Someone recommended that I install a non return valve on my automatic bilge pump. As a result I ordered one and installed it. BIG MISTAKE. The first time I tested it the valve stuck and would not allow the water to pump out. Its now gone. After I pumped the bilge there was no flow back through the pump back into the bilge.

Yep.... Big mistakes on centrifugal type pumps....

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