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Old 08-10-2014, 04:26 PM
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I just recently purchased a rule super float switch from bass pro shops and what a piece of . I guess I should have read the reviews before I purchased this but now I have read them and everyone seems to have the same problem. Can they really be this bad or is it something I am overlooking my bilge had 10 inches of water in it and the switch was stuck in the down position I reach into the bilge pull the switch up and the pump turns on it pumps all the water out and the switch is stuck in the up position so I have to manually shut the pump off.
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Check out Attwood's S3 digital float switch.
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Originally Posted by lonewolf.4 View Post
I just recently purchased a rule super float switch from bass pro shops and what a piece of . I guess I should have read the reviews before I purchased this but now I have read them and everyone seems to have the same problem. Can they really be this bad or is it something I am overlooking my bilge had 10 inches of water in it and the switch was stuck in the down position I reach into the bilge pull the switch up and the pump turns on it pumps all the water out and the switch is stuck in the up position so I have to manually shut the pump off.
Please don't say that,,, 2 hours ago i crawled out of the bilge from hell to put that same switch in.
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Do you have Rule pump? Did you use the clip to connect the switch to the pump? Did you raise the float to put the screw in under the float?

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LOL super switches never failed me. I have 3 of them in my present boat and had 3 in the last boat I owned for 15 years.

Any switch sticking up and down tells me there may be a possible installation issue.
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I use and love that same switch however I have always made this one critical modification to all of them. Get yourself a "palm sized" crab net float and mount it to the top of the switch float! This helps in both the kicking it on and knocking it off. The buoyancy of the float makes it start easier and the added weight of the float makes it fall down with the falling water level... Mine is so sensitive that it will kick on and off with waves slushing around a little water in the bilge. Of course you shouldn't have to do this but the beastly-ness of that switch makes it worth while... It is bullet proof...
To attach the float, I've used liquid nail and tie wraps before but on the current switches I actually drilled a small pilot hole into the switch float and used a #10 screw with a fender washer thru the hole of the cork. Has been working great for 6 years...

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