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Re: Bilge pump non return valve.

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One big advantage of an non-mechanical sensor is that it will never jam and fail on or fail off.
That's right.. one day it will simply not work.

I check my mechanical switch most every time I visit the boat - simply lift it up to ensure the pump runs, pumping out what little trickled in since my last visit.

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Re: Bilge pump non return valve.

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That's right.. one day it will simply not work.

I check my mechanical switch most every time I visit the boat - simply lift it up to ensure the pump runs, pumping out what little trickled in since my last visit.
Yep. I made up a nice s.s. mounting bar extending into the bilge with two of those expensive electronic switches ("Water Witch" or some such thing) mounted at different levels only to have one fail after less than a year operating a miniscule Rule pump. I would not buy another. Just writing it off as a failed experiment.

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