Bilge Pumps, Pool Cover Pumps, Computerized Sump Pumps, Charge N' Flow Portable Pump
Questions & Answers
- Are the Rule bilge Pumps self priming?
- Bilge pumps are not Self Priming
- Can the hose run horizontally?
- No......the discharge hose must run continually upwards •Reductions in hose size will reduce output
- Will increasing the discharge pipe increase output?
- Increases in hose size will not increase output
- Does reversing polarity decrease pump capacity?
- Reversed polarity runs pump at 20% capacity
- Should I increase the wire gauge on long runs?
- Increase wire gauge for each additional 20 foot run
- Can I install a check valve on the pump discharge?
- Check valves are not recommended
- How do I prevent water from siphoning back?
- Install a vented loop for anti-siphoning
- Do the pumps have a break-in period?
- Break in for 10 hours for maximum pumping
- Does Rule repair the pumps?
- Rule does not repair pumps - it is not cost efficient for the consumer
- Can I get parts for Rule Pumps?
- Rule does not sell pump parts due to liability
- Why doesn't Rule Pumps want check valve on the pump's discharge?
- Check valves are prohibited by the American Boat & Yacht Council for use as an anti-siphon device-and with good reason: They're notorious for failing in both the open and the closed position, which respectively leads to flooding or failure to pump. If the valve is close to the pump, the pump may not be able to overcome the weight of the water on the other side of the valve, rendering the pump ineffective.
- Why does my automatic Rule Pumps turns off if I install a check valve on the discharge of the pump?
- The automatic bilge pump turns on about every two and a half minutes to "check" for high water. If water causes resistance on the pump, it continues to pump until the resistance lowers. With the check valve installed at the pump, it cant feel the weight of the water, and shuts off, allowing the bilge to fill with water!
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