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Old 04-29-2016, 09:39 AM   #1
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240 volt bilge pump

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What brand and model 240 volt self priming (not submersable) pump do you use.
I am in need of one that will pump 5500 litres an hour.
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Old 04-29-2016, 10:07 AM   #2
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I don't use any but if you're in an area where 240 volts is the standard, I would suggest checking a local marine store.


Home centers, hardware stores and plumbing supply stores are good sources if you don't need a "marine" pump.
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Old 04-29-2016, 10:51 AM   #3
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Overdorfer might have one


Rubber impeller pump model 406M.
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Old 04-29-2016, 11:10 AM   #4
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Pacer makes good high volume pumps, and they are available powered by pretty much anything you want.
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Why not use a submersible? More reliable priming than any non-submersible.
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Why not use a submersible? More reliable priming than any non-submersible.
Do you want a 240v pump in your bilge water?
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Old 04-29-2016, 08:16 PM   #7
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We have a 240v salt water washdown pump so it`s possible, but unusual. Emergency back up purposes?
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I think our youngest member, Oliver, installed one on his boat. If I recall he installed a Scot Pump. Scot Pump Marine - Home
The ones with a strainer mounted on the intake retain enough water to self prime.

Jabsco makes some pretty big rubber impeller pumps with 220v motors.

Are you 50 or 60 hz?
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Prosser submersible 1 3/4 pumps might fill the bill. I have a 110, 12 Amp model. They are pricey. Used em to pump out man holes, often used for flooded basements.
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Old 04-30-2016, 09:07 AM   #10
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Hi All

Thanks for your replies.
Didn't realize had any answers.
This will be my main pump.
Reason for not having a submersable is that this will be connected to a bilge manifold that goes to 4 different compartments.
No it will not be in my bilge water, it will be mounted away from any liquid.
Capt Bill that Overdorfer 406 looks the goods.
We have a distributor here in Melbourne, will give them a call on Monday.
HopCar the Scott pumps look great to but not sure where to find them in Australia,we are 50Hz.
Thanks all.
Have a great weekend.
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Old 04-30-2016, 09:15 AM   #11
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One option which might be a bit cheaper is to use a smaller self priming pump as a priming pump for a larger gorman - rupp type high volume pump. Just a thought.
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Thanks Ulysses
Good option.
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Old 05-05-2016, 12:39 PM   #13
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Many household well pumps are mostly plastic and might serve well if yours is not a gasoline powered boat.

Most will self prime to 25+ft so in a boat where 5 ft might be the max , no delay for fire service or dewatering will be noticed.
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We installed a 240v Pacer pump, you can see it here: Emergency Bilge pump installed
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