Bilge pump ??

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Bilge pump ??

Postby kwoffa » Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:39 pm

I have a Metor Mk 1, it has a manual brass bilge pump (which works well and is nice and shiny ) in the engine box with a small peice of 3/4 inch pipe going to an outlet on the port side,as my boat is undergoing a bit of re-finishing i have installed an electronic automatic pump,because if when i needed to use the manual pump i would have to pull off the top of the engine box to gain access to it.
What i want to do is have both plumped up and ready to work/use using the existing the existing outlet,is it a case of just inserting a T piece after the manual pump or is it best to by pass the original pump with the electronic pump and fresh pipework? TIA Mel.
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Re: Bilge pump ??

Postby se7en » Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:51 pm

You should always run bilge pumps with there own outlets, run them as two individual systems, you could get all sorts of problems if you try to amalgamate two pumps to one outlet, do it properly , bilge pumps are safety equipment.
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Re: Bilge pump ??

Postby kwoffa » Mon Mar 05, 2018 9:04 pm

Thanks for the reply,i fully understand what your saying.. i already have a new outlet for the electronic one and i guess if i had a flat battery i woud need to use the manual one....cheers..
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Re: Bilge pump ??

Postby kwoffa » Sat Mar 31, 2018 6:31 pm

Installed the electronic bilge pump yesterday with its own outlet on the same side as the manual one was going to route thru the transom but was advised against this due to not being able to fully see it functioning,All done now.
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