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post #33 of Old 11-17-2012
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Re: Bilge pump non return valve.

Originally Posted by Brewgyver View Post
Mast, when I replied to your previous post, you said your question was NOT a boat application, that you wanted to pump water uphill, and not have it flow back when the pump cycled off. You DIDN'T say you were actually using a Rule bilge pump.
The solution to your problem is to get the right pump. Note: the right pump will have a power cord that you will plug into a 120 volt receptacle. It will have sufficient head to pump the height you need to pump to and overcome the head losses from the discharge hose, turns, bends, and check valve, if used. It will likely be 1/6th hp, perhaps 1/4, impossible to say without knowing all the specifics.
I would be happy to put a pump there that will plug into a 120V receptacle. Problem is there is no 120V receptacle to be found near it The pump is powered by a deep discharge battery which in its turn is powered by a solar panel.

As I said in an earlier post, this is to remove a nuisance puddle. We are talking about lifting a few gallons of water up by 2 1/2 feet after each good rain.
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