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Re: Electic Bilge Pump Installation
Couple of adds to advice above.
I would not branch the bilge pump to the sink drain, as these are typically underwater when heeled. Both siphon and backpressure can be an issue.
You could combine the outlet with the manual, but if either hose breaks, it seems neither would work. That would defeat the purpose of having both.
I prefer pumps with a separate float switch, as I find that is the first part to go and its easier to troubleshoot, if you can manually pull the switch. Integrated switches are not a violation of anything in my book and are sometimes necessary due to space limitations. Just prefer separate.
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