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Re: Rule Bilge Pumps

When I re-did my pump set-up I used these float switches. They have performed very well so far and may work in your limited space.
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The nice thing about the diaphragm pumps is that you can mount them up under a settee and run a pick up hose to a bilge area.. you don't need a lot of 'headroom' for that. The problem of finding a switch that will activite within the two inches remains.. the switch will fit, but won't activate until the floorboards are floating (which, in an emergency would work, I suppose...)
Get a Water Witch switch, and instead of mounting it conventionally, mount it on its side with both water sensors facing down. Use several washers or a nut as a spacer on the screws you use when you screw it down. Set it to have it sit 1/4-1/2 inch above the bilge floor and you're set.



These electric switches are better than the mechanical float switches anyway.

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Edit: Smurphy beat me to it, but for your application you may still need to install it with those two big metal water sensors facing downwards.

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Thanks for the info guys
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Get a Water Witch switch, and instead of mounting it conventionally, mount it on its side with both water sensors facing down. Use several washers or a nut as a spacer on the screws you use when you screw it down. Set it to have it sit 1/4-1/2 inch above the bilge floor and you're set.
These electric switches are better than the mechanical float switches anyway. MedSailor
Don't know if I mentioned it earlier in this thread (old thread), but I had bad luck with the Water Witch. They replaced the switch and the new one did the same thing. Search for the thread on the issue if interested. Love the concept and wished it worked for me, as it would be perfect for the maintenance pump I mention earlier in this thread.
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