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Rule 2000 GPH Bilge Pumps are commercial grade, ignition protected and safe for installation aboard gasoline powered boats. They feature double-insulated long stack motors and double strainers for added protection. They are totally submersible and run 100 degrees cooler than other brands.
Rule Bilge Pumps have set the standard in the marine industry. They are the first choice of yachtsmen and professional commercial fishermen.
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Moisture tight seals
Compact, efficient, long lasting motors
Easy to clean, snap-lock strainer bases
Silent, vibrationless operation
Ignition and Anti-airlock protection
Stainless steel shafts
Rust and corrosion resistance
CE and ISO 8849 certifications
Bilge Pumps and Accessories
What is the max dia. and port size?
The outside diam is 1.1 inches with a slight barb on the end. Unfortunately, I modified the outlet to attach standard pvc fittings so that is about all I can tell you.
I am not sure, I believe, the hose was 3/4 ID
My rule is 1 inch outlet. That can be stepped up or down with regular plumbing steps available from home depot without changing flow appreciably. Mine went in my commercial salmon drift boat on Bristol Bay (alaska) . Paid for itself 2 weeks after install when we were washed over while fishing in 20 foot seas. A really serious pump.
water head capacity ?
MAX is 21 ft. just note the higher the head height the lower the volume being pumped. At 9 ft volume is 1000 gph at 3 ft volume is about 1,750 gph.
What is the amperage draw with this pump, and what is the head rating?
At this time we do not have a customer to answer your question. If you need assistance please contact customer service at 800-423-0030.
amp draw ?
12V UNIT AT DREW AT 12V IS 8.4 AMP AND AT 13.6 IS 12 AMPS
Do I need an activation switch or is this automatic? What water level is needed to activate this pump?
Rule makes the 2000 both ways with or without a built in switch. Rul10 is the model without an automatic switch, Rul35s is the same pump with a built in switch. I have no experience with the automatic version as I use the Rul10 and a bilge switch made by "Aqualarm" that never chokes on debris and has a high water alarm circuit too. I rig the alarm circuit to a buzzer I can hear from the cockpit. The alarm bell is too much noise. A rule 2000 will leave about an inch of water in the bilge. Factor this in when setting up your bilge switch or the pump will run all the time and flatten batteries.
Commercial quality bilge pump
This is a commercial quality pump and the only one I use. Commercial salmon fishing in Bristol Bay Alaska, i fish serious water where help may be hours away. I use one pump at the steerage box, one at the prop shaft box, and one under the cabin with both automatic and manual switches for each pump. I clean each pump after every delivery to the tenders (fish scales), and at the end of the season. I solder the wiring in place and waterproof the junction with 3M 5200. There have been no failures over 30 years. Good bilge pump.
Small package has better capacity.
This will replace the original pump, it is much more efficient.