Check your secondary bilge pump and high water switches

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Re: Check your secondary bilge pump and high water switches

Postby captstu on Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:13 am

I used Rule-a-Matic model 35A

Well suited to my R25 because the base can be separately attached in the bilge and the switch snaps into the base after wiring.

Been reliable for 2 plus years



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Re: Check your secondary bilge pump and high water switches

Postby captstu on Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:25 pm

I used a 35A. It comes into pieces so you can install the base and just snap the top in. That way the wires don’t get in the way when you’re putting the base on.
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Re: Check your secondary bilge pump and high water switches

Postby Stormforce on Sun Jan 27, 2019 7:17 pm

Familyguy wrote:Hi All,
Interesting thread. I have the R23 and my switch just failed. I knew it failed because it failed in the on position. I keep the 23 in the driveway (fully covered) and while walking by it one evening I heard the bilge on. Sure enough the unit has failed. I immediately removed it and took it apart (smashed it open :D ), inside the electronics were damp. My bilge is always dry but live in the ‘wet coast’ so I suspect these units are not truely ‘sealed’ and are breathing in moist air as the temp and humidity charges. As an experiment I’m going to use a Marine seal/adhesive and completely seal the unit, I recommend you all do the same.



Exelent plan !!
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