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Old 05-13-2013, 07:17 PM   #1
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Default The boat is smarter than us

I swear it. We use hand pumps for freshwater but because we have a washer/dryer aboard, it must have it's own pressure water pump. Resident pump behind the washer. It was leaking through a torn membrane into the switch and had corroded the switch. Replaced the switch and membrane. Reinstalled the pump. I am running a load of laundry to assure its all working fine. During the wash load, the pump keeps coming on. Hummm. Looking everywhere for the leak. Nada. Then just noticed that a 5 gallon bucket sitting nearby that we'd used to drain the system still had the hose in it--and the hose wasn't turned all the way off. The bucket was just-almost-yep-overflowing at that moment. Daaaa.... The boat is smarter than us. yep.

Seems the pump doesn't leak.

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Old 05-14-2013, 06:49 AM   #2
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Nice share!!

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Old 02-23-2014, 08:06 PM   #3
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Had the same thing happen with the anchor washdown hose one day but didn't figure out the leak until after tracing the whole plumbing system through the boat. Slow learner I guess.
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