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Old 10-16-2017, 12:16 AM   #21
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I'm satisfied seeing a substantial outflow of water absent any steam.
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Old 10-16-2017, 02:35 AM   #22
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I'm satisfied seeing a substantial outflow of water absent any steam.
Can you see that at all times when seated at the helm?
How about in bad weather or darkness?
It might surprise you how quickly a motor can overheat when cooling water flow stops.
We have the technology to avoid catastrophic damage due to overheat, and I am more than willing to utilize that!
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Old 10-16-2017, 04:12 AM   #23
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I will be ordering the Borel Mfg units for main and generator protection.

24 volt version is special order.

Will advise how the install goes.
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Old 10-18-2017, 12:01 AM   #24
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Quick question:

I like the sensor clamp solution. Borel sets theirs to trip at 165degrees, and Aqualarm sets theirs at 200deg.

Which one is better? Is 165 too low, and would I see more false alarms? And is 200deg too high....would I see damage at that stage?

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Old 10-18-2017, 01:13 AM   #25
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I have about 240 hours on mine since I installed the Borel system and have not had any false alarms. I test it every once in a while to make sure it still works.
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Old 10-18-2017, 06:34 AM   #26
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I'm satisfied seeing a substantial outflow of water absent any steam.
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A 15 second video on your smart phone can be saved for comparison . New impeller, clean strainer at idle. Any time I leave the FB while running, I make a check. A digital readout of exhaust temp would be my favorite since you could detect a trend.
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Old 10-18-2017, 08:58 AM   #27
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In the interests of measuring rw flow i set up a 0-5psi pressure gauge on the output of the rw pump. The idea being it could detect a low flow situation or a clog downstream. One results in low pressure, the other high pressure. I used a gauge with all wetted parts stainless.
Well, it worked for about 2 months, seemed to have clogged. My vote still is the thermal alarm.
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