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Old 05-17-2008, 12:41 PM
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Does anyone have a recommendation for the most reliable bilge pump\float switch? I am tired of the mercury switches and looking for something more reliable. Any suggestions?

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Old 05-17-2008, 02:11 PM
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Try the Johnson Pumps Ultima Auto Float Switch which uses two electric cells to detect the level of water. The only downside is the bottom cell over time will grow some fungus on it but a simple wipe off with a finger fixes that problem.

http://www.johnson-pump.com/JPMarine...imaswitch.html
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1-800-433-2628 ultra junoir pumpswitch . I hated having to change them out all the time so I asked around and this is the ones I was told last forever . I bought them in jan. 2003 no problems
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I've had good service from the rolling ball type. The RULE type with the wire coming out through the inside of the hinge are an invitation for disaster. The rolling ball type have the flexible wires independent of the hinge. They may not look so pretty but much more reliable. Do a Google search for Mayfair Float Switch. About $15 to $20 and they will outlast 10 fancy Rule or Electronic switches. They also have built in hysteresis so you don't get annoying pump cycles when underway in a sea.
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Default RE: Most reliable bilge pump\float switch

I've had bad luck with the Rule switches.

I've experienced good luck with my Sure Bails. I'm sure others will disagree !
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Water Witch - http://www.waterwitchinc.com/product...itchsheet.html
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Default Re: Most reliable bilge pump\float switch

The one that I mentioned is in all the high end boats , they use them for a reason , they don't break.

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