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Rule 500 Bilge Pump -Factory installed pump failure/replacement

InmyElement

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Out the other day and the bilge pump wouldn't pump or turn on, but had power to the helm switch. Nothing stuck just locked up, pretty sad for a 4 year old boat.
So, what do I do but replace it with another Rule::winkingthumbsup"

Rule 500 GPH 25SA Electronic Sensing Bilge Pump-500
Learn more: Amazon.com : Rule 500 GPH 25SA Electronic Sensing Bilge Pump-500 : Sports & Outdoors

Our (2016) original pump had a 2 wire lead connection and this one came with a 3 wire setup. Manual (brown), Automatic (brown and white), and Negative (black). I never felt comfortable having the bilge pump switch on for the pump to run automatic and when you switched it off, it was really off. I don't moore normally, just trailer. During week long vacations it was in the water the switch was on all week, didn't seem right.
I connected the automatic side to my 12v distribution panel, so when I turn the main power on its on auto (senses every 2 1/2 min for water) then connected the manual to the original lead to the helm switch, so now I have a manual option (full on). This option I like, so when I'm cruising and water level rises for auto to kick on, the light on the dash switch lights and lets me know its pumping even though the helm switch is technically "off". Pretty Nice..worked out well. After having the scare of being out on the water with no bilge and reading within the fabulous forum, I decided to install a secondary bilge just next to the factory thru hull transducer:

SEAFLO Submersible Automatic Bilge Pump with Float Switch (750GPH, 12V)
by GK Wholesale www.amazon.com/dp/B07Q2F9QZ5/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_U_9XLbFbJ1X0VCE

I have this pump strictly on automatic with its internal float switch. It was easy to install just ran another 3/4" tubing to an additional outlet next to the engine water pissers..

Hope this helps anyone that has to replace the original and thinking about adding a second one. If I didn't have my Tsunami ballast pump with me, I would have been self bailing, cause I dumped some of my center floor locker ballast into the bilge..

Happy Boating!

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VitaminSea

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Thanks for the write up.
I have “add a second pump” on my list of things to do, even have most of the parts to do the install. My thought was similar to yours, install it in the bilge.

A few questions, as it appears we have similar hulls. 21ft (‘12-‘16) To do this project, did you have to remove the clean out port panel? Also did you remove a water box? Do you recall how long your run was for the tubing? Is it rather straightforward to get the tubing from the bilge to the starboard compartment to run to the thru hull fitting?

I also like your solution with how you rewired the replacement pump.
 

zrcrazy

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Out the other day and the bilge pump wouldn't pump or turn on, but had power to the helm switch. Nothing stuck just locked up, pretty sad for a 4 year old boat.
So, what do I do but replace it with another Rule::winkingthumbsup"

Rule 500 GPH 25SA Electronic Sensing Bilge Pump-500
Learn more: Amazon.com : Rule 500 GPH 25SA Electronic Sensing Bilge Pump-500 : Sports & Outdoors

Our (2016) original pump had a 2 wire lead connection and this one came with a 3 wire setup. Manual (brown), Automatic (brown and white), and Negative (black). I never felt comfortable having the bilge pump switch on for the pump to run automatic and when you switched it off, it was really off. I don't moore normally, just trailer. During week long vacations it was in the water the switch was on all week, didn't seem right.
I connected the automatic side to my 12v distribution panel, so when I turn the main power on its on auto (senses every 2 1/2 min for water) then connected the manual to the original lead to the helm switch, so now I have a manual option (full on). This option I like, so when I'm cruising and water level rises for auto to kick on, the light on the dash switch lights and lets me know its pumping even though the helm switch is technically "off". Pretty Nice..worked out well. After having the scare of being out on the water with no bilge and reading within the fabulous forum, I decided to install a secondary bilge just next to the factory thru hull transducer:

SEAFLO Submersible Automatic Bilge Pump with Float Switch (750GPH, 12V)
by GK Wholesale www.amazon.com/dp/B07Q2F9QZ5/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_U_9XLbFbJ1X0VCE

I have this pump strictly on automatic with its internal float switch. It was easy to install just ran another 3/4" tubing to an additional outlet next to the engine water pissers..

Hope this helps anyone that has to replace the original and thinking about adding a second one. If I didn't have my Tsunami ballast pump with me, I would have been self bailing, cause I dumped some of my center floor locker ballast into the bilge..

Happy Boating!

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Can you send pictures where are you tied to 12 V power two for auto activation
 

InmyElement

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Sure give me a day or so....
 

zrcrazy

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Ok, just put the brown and brown and white together to positive (factory brown) and black to black and everything works as factory… 👍🏻
 
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