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Rule bilge pump diaphragm?

I'm looking for a Rule mod. #148 manual bilge pump diaphragm. I have replace it twice already and the 'new' one I put in last season has a tear. Its a great pump [when its working] I actually tried to modify a bathroom plunger to make it fit...but that didn't work. Does anyone know of a source or have an idea? I have contacted Rule and hope they will help. I plan on stocking up on a few....if I find them.

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After a world wide search I found the Rule diaphragm kit at Marine.com which is the same as Sailnet...duh!

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A more important question might be why do your diaphrams keep failing, eh?

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Just curious, but do you have a strainer on the intake line to that pump? If not, could debris you're picking up be tearing the diaphragm??

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