Re: Bilge pump
Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
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Hi Alex, the pump is not self priming so if the foot valve on the bottom of the suction pipe is not holding the water in column in the pipe the pump will act but not suck. If you grasp the suction pipe in the middle (having first detached any securing system) and pull it back and forth vigorously with he pump running you are likely to prime the pump and away you go. The movement up and down of the suction pipe acts like a pump forcing water up until the pump takes over. Obviously a replacement foot valve would be a longer term solution. Another thing that can cause the same effect as a leaking foot valve is a small leak in the suction pipe. Be sure all joints are well made and the pipe is in good order.
SM 299 Ocean Pearl
On 31 August 2020 at 19:51 Alexis LETELLIER <alexis.letellier@...> wrote: