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senangsekali 05-16-2018 07:44 PM

Shower sump pump
 
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Well, I was down cleaning the engine room and heard a sloshing of water. I looked in the shower sump and it was full. It worked yesterday as I seen it pump over the side, while wifey was taking a shower. This is what I discovered. Any recommended pumps that will pass hair and other crap without burning up.Attachment 76370

djmarchand 05-16-2018 07:48 PM

There aren'r any such pumps. There should be a strainer around the inlet to the sump, that should trap the hair, but it needs to be cleaned regularly.

David

senangsekali 05-16-2018 07:50 PM

yes there is a strainer for the pump. i guess i need to clean it more often.

BruceK 05-16-2018 07:56 PM

Whale Gulper?
https://www.whalepumps.com/Marine/pr...yID=Gulper-220

O C Diver 05-16-2018 08:02 PM

+1 on the whale gulper. For the amount of use it gets, I think a better quality pump than a Rule is called for.

Ted

tiltrider1 05-16-2018 08:21 PM

I consider shower sump pumps a consumable. Always keep a spare onboard.

senangsekali 05-16-2018 08:24 PM

the whale gulper looks promising. I like the idea of it not being mounted on the water. Well i guess thats my next purchase. but i might buy the 320 model for extra capacity.

Lou_tribal 05-16-2018 08:26 PM

I would say fit a filter, and a cheap pump (like amarine made or seaflow that are cheap on ebay or amazon). Buy 5 of them as spare. If any burns down because you forget to clean the filter change it, low cost.
Just my opinion.

L

HeadMistress 05-16-2018 08:29 PM

Try cleaning the sump once a week. It's the one job that doesn't require any manual labor: Raritan only markets their "C.P. Cleans Potties" as a bowl cleaner--and it is an excellent one. But it's also the best sump and drain cleaner on the planet. C.P. is a bio-enzymatic cleaner that not only destroys odor on contact, but the enzymes in it "eat" hair, soap scum, body oils, galley grease and all the stuff that clogs sumps and drains and makes 'em stinky. All you need to is put 2-3 oz down the shower drain when it can stand at least overnight...the enzymes need time to work. Then flush clean water through the sump. You can even let it remain in the sump for weeks, 'cuz although the enzymes exhaust themselves in 24 hours, there's nothing in C.P. that can harm anything. To clean sink drains, close the seacock, then put about an ounce of C.P down the drain and fill the drain with water--again when it can stand at least overnight. That's it.

Peggie
"If you can't explain it to a six year old, you don't completely understand it yourself." --Albert Einstein

MurrayM 05-16-2018 08:32 PM

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Originally Posted by tiltrider1 (Post 663651)
I consider shower sump pumps a consumable. Always keep a spare onboard.

Good plan. Things could get 'funky' if you were away from civilization and unable to quickly purchase a replacement.

senangsekali 05-16-2018 08:32 PM

this one only lasted 2 months, but we are livaboards and it gets it fair use.

senangsekali 05-16-2018 08:34 PM

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Originally Posted by MurrayM (Post 663660)
Good plan. Things could get 'funky' if you were away from civilization and unable to quickly purchase a replacement.

I need to get a few cheapo pumps for that purpose.

Lou_tribal 05-16-2018 08:35 PM

Another solution, shave your hair and enjoy an always clean pump. But put sunscreen on your head or it will hurt :)

L

senangsekali 05-16-2018 08:38 PM

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Originally Posted by Lou_tribal (Post 663663)
Another solution, shave your hair and enjoy an always clean pump. But put sunscreen on your head or it will hurt :)

L

lol

menzies 05-16-2018 08:39 PM

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Originally Posted by Lou_tribal (Post 663663)
Another solution, shave your hair and enjoy an always clean pump. But put sunscreen on your head or it will hurt :)

L

But what about, you know, down there....?

rochepoint 05-16-2018 08:49 PM

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Originally Posted by senangsekali (Post 663653)
the whale gulper looks promising. I like the idea of it not being mounted on the water. Well i guess thats my next purchase. but i might buy the 320 model for extra capacity.

We stopped our shower from going into the sump box by putting a Gusher pump inline between the shower the thru hull, a switch in the head that you turn on when taking a shower. No more stinky wash water in the sump box, box now makes a great little storage area......:thumb::thumb::thumb:

Lou_tribal 05-16-2018 08:51 PM

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Originally Posted by menzies (Post 663665)
But what about, you know, down there....?

Easy, wear a latex string and you are all set against down there hair lost lol

L

menzies 05-16-2018 09:05 PM

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Originally Posted by Lou_tribal (Post 663670)
Easy, wear a latex string and you are all set against down there hair lost lol

L

Ah, the ol' banana hammock!

Lou_tribal 05-16-2018 09:34 PM

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Originally Posted by menzies (Post 663675)
Ah, the ol' banana hammock!

Yeah! Another solution would be to wax your low hanging shaggy so nothing would fall apart but I would recommend to get some help for this to really appreciate the experience lol

L

Al 05-17-2018 01:08 AM

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Originally Posted by MurrayM (Post 663660)
Good plan. Things could get 'funky' if you were away from civilization and unable to quickly purchase a replacement.

Hi Murray- Posted on another thread, when we had this problem of shower drain plugging up (It is gravity) we found the plumbing to be located in a spot that must have required installation prior to the holding tank being placed. We elected to just drop the shower into the bilge and pump it out. We did wrap a bit of screen to the end of the hose to catch the odd hair. Nothing wrong to have a bit of soapy water into the bilge and out. Fresh soapy aroma and clean(er) bilge. A simple "Two-Fer" Eh?:dance:

Al-Ketchikan


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