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Old 03-21-2015, 08:28 PM   #1
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Emergency Bilge pump installed

Got it installed, ended up removing our manual bilge pump which had the same exact size hose the new pump needed. Getting another 2" hose through the area we had to would've been impossible. Also we didn't have to install a sea cock which is nice. So here it is.
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Old 03-21-2015, 08:32 PM   #2
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Clean looking install Oliver. Nice upgrade too.
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Sweet!

What's in the box? A DC to AC relay?
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What's in the box? A DC to AC relay?

Just a breaker, went simple with no relays. They're will be a breaker at the panel too. I felt since this pump is so high capacity that I would like be able to control it from the engine room when possible or the PH panel.
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Old 03-21-2015, 08:39 PM   #5
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Clean looking install Oliver. Nice upgrade too.

Thanks. The hardest part of the job was wrestling that 2" hose.
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Just a breaker, went simple with no relays. They're will be a breaker at the panel too. I felt since this pump is so high capacity that I would like be able to control it from the engine room when possible or the PH panel.
OK. Just thought I recalled you thinking about making it automatic. Why the huge box for just a breaker?
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OK. Just thought I recalled you thinking about making it automatic. Why the huge box for just a breaker?

All that Lewis had. Over kill yeah, but our engine room is huge so It don't matter. But one day I may decide to hook it into a relay with an ultra switch, so I'll have more then enough room.
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All that Lewis had. Over kill yeah, but our engine room is huge so It don't matter. But one day I may decide to hook it into a relay with an ultra switch, so I'll have more then enough room.

Room to upgrade, never a bad thing.

If you ever need smaller boxes check with Pacer Electric over by Headhunter.
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If you ever need smaller boxes check with Pacer Electric over by Headhunter.

Yep, I use them all the time. We have a company account at Lewis which Is why we got it from them.

Pacer is awesome, could spend days playing with all the goodies in that place.
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Nice! What's the HP on the electric motor? Does it end up being the same capacity as the hydraulic version?
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Nice! What's the HP on the electric motor? Does it end up being the same capacity as the hydraulic version?

Yep, 180GPM. It's 2HP. They had a bigger 5HP 280GPM, but it was double the price and didn't feel it was all that necessary.
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How long does it take to get to the Strum box , the strainer at the suction end of the pump?

If big water gets in an amazing amount of stuff is washed into the bilge

A centrifugal pump needs modestly clear water to keep pumping.
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First class job. Will it self prime?
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Since the pump will never be needed for its intended purpose, what else could/would it be used for?
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Since the pump will never be needed for its intended purpose, what else could/would it be used for?

Maybe anchor was but I do t think it can handle the head the pressure.
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First class job. Will it self prime?

According to pacer it is self priming, but haven't tested it yet as I'm waiting for Buck to get me my Navy strainer.
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How long does it take to get to the Strum box , the strainer at the suction end of the pump?

If big water gets in an amazing amount of stuff is washed into the bilge

A centrifugal pump needs modestly clear water to keep pumping.

I have a Buck Algongquin navy strainer on its way to me so she won't suck up any foreign objects.
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They are kinda self-priming - once they have been primed. You need to initially fill it with water for the first priming. From there on, enough residual water is supposedly retained in the pump chamber to get it going on subsequent tries.

One issue with an infrequently used pump is the tendency for the entrapped water to evaporate off, at which point it will no longer self prime. One clever solution is to pre-prime it with non-tox antifreeze which won't evaporate. That should leave it always ready to go.
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I have pumped many boats out doing salvage work. You might want to make sure you have good access to the strainer. They clog a lot. When water rises all kind of things move around. One 2" pump may keep ahead of a minor leak. But not a larger one. For instance 4 3" trash pumps won't stay ahead of a 4 x 6 engine vent hole until you cover it up.
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Does it have a priming port? If so mount a radiator over flow tank above it and plumb it to the port with a valve. Just keep the tank full so you can use it to prime the pump quickly when needed.
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