live well PUMP installeation

tomy

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have had two years of trouble with pump getting airbound. will be comming out of water for couple of days so would like to get input on BEST instal for new through hull feed. have washdown pump now that has a tee off it for bait well and I do believe that is where airbound issue is coming from,So all new thru hull set up comming.

thanks, Tommy
 

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tomy

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most pumps are fitted for 3/4'' ips thread.....was thinking 1" through hull which can be reduced once installed...thoughts? (don't want to be too small, in case we need 1" supply )
 

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On the other coast, we live and die on good quality live bait. The Rule brand, is a good choice for the pump. Make sure the hose run is always up hill, with no low points. We like to have separate thru hulls for the pumps and redundant pumps that are plumbed together with isolation valves. This allows you to switch to a different pump if the primary fails. How many gallons is the bait tank and what kind and size is the bait? We like a 7-8 minute fill time. Can use a valve on discharge side to regulate flow rate. Small bait gets less water than larger bait.
Bob
 

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You can always use a sea chest. It's below water line and uses bilge pumps that are always submerge and run cooler.

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