Rule Bilge Pumps - Automatic
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Rule Automatic Bilge Pumps

Rule automatic bilge pumps have an internal computer chip to cycle pumps every 2 1/2 minutes. The pump runs for one second and shuts down if no water is detected. If water is detected, automatic pumps sense resistance at the impeller and run until water is removed. No float switches required.

500 (Rule 25S), 1100 (27S), 1500 (51S), and 2000 (53S) gph pumps handle the spray and rainwater that can quickly fill a small or open boat. 12 volt DC. Minimal power use or current draw in sensing mode. All pumps are completely submersible, rust and corrosion free, and ignition protected. Built in strainer base snaps off for easy cleaning.

 
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BRAND: Rule Industries
Type: Bilge Pumps and Accessories
3.4 12

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Rule IndustriesRule Automatic Bilge Pumps
 
3.4

(based on 12 reviews)

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64%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Quiet (5)
  • Good power output (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
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    • Do-it-yourself (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Works fine for me.

I have used a RULE automatic bilge pump for years.

I have owned several of these and have had no problems such as Fred describes.

The pump cycles periodicly...Read complete review

I have used a RULE automatic bilge pump for years.

I have owned several of these and have had no problems such as Fred describes.

The pump cycles periodicly to sample for water and than shuts down. In doing so, it uses very little current.

I find this much more reliable than a float switch, which is prone to hanging up.

The only thing I can think of is that Fred had a small leak, causing the pump to constantly be pumping out his bilge, leading to a dead battery.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Just Awful

Purchased this pump last season. I have a small boat 25' every 2 1/2 minuets you hear the pump cycle on. Try setting your sleep cycle to this pump.
It...Read complete review

Purchased this pump last season. I have a small boat 25' every 2 1/2 minuets you hear the pump cycle on. Try setting your sleep cycle to this pump.
It does not always turn itself off. When we launched the boat this year it ran my cranking battery down to nothing. I have cleaned it several times but it continues to run after cycling.
This pump is located in the aft bilge and not very accessible which adds to my frustration.
I paid about $175 for this pump and am changing it to a non automatic wihth a separate float switch (Water Witch electronic).

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1.0

Just Awful

By Alec

from Narragansett Bay

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Pumps 2000 Gph

Cons

  • Does Not Turn Itself Off
  • Noisy
  • Not Stable

Best Uses

    Comments about Rule Industries Rule Automatic Bilge Pumps:

    Purchased this pump last season. I have a small boat 25' every 2 1/2 minuets you hear the pump cycle on. Try setting your sleep cycle to this pump.
    It does not always turn itself off. When we launched the boat this year it ran my cranking battery down to nothing. I have cleaned it several times but it continues to run after cycling.
    This pump is located in the aft bilge and not very accessible which adds to my frustration.
    I paid about $175 for this pump and am changing it to a non automatic wihth a separate float switch (Water Witch electronic).

     
    1.0

    Piece of junk

    By Andy O

    from Keyport, NJ

    Verified Reviewer

    Comments about Rule Industries Rule Automatic Bilge Pumps:

    After taking great care to ensure the correct installation of this product and sealing all electrical connections last May, the 2 1/2 minute automatic timer failed after about 2 months. So we used the unit manually. This fall I left the pump in the boat while occasionally charging the batteries so that I could quickly bilge rain water. It died in December. What a pathetic piece of junk.

     
    1.0

    Will never buy another one

    By Dennis

    from Florida

    About Me Professional

    Pros

      Cons

      • Noisy

      Best Uses

        Comments about Rule Industries Rule Automatic Bilge Pumps:

        I bought this to replace my float switch pump. I am very unhappy with the product. Sounds like someone is constantly tapping on the hull of my boat

         
        2.0

        Fail On / Fail Off

        By rmtsailor

        from Newport, RI

        About Me 25000 Sea Miles

        Pros

        • Quiet

        Cons

        • Three Failures

        Best Uses

          Comments about Rule Industries Rule Automatic Bilge Pumps:

          Replaced similar pump with a float switch. Solved the problem of the pump running dry when heeled on a tack. Go a few hundred miles... pump fails.

          New problem is 3 failures of the fully automatic pump. Fails off 2X. Fails on 1X. I installed a parallel larger pump for several reasons, but I still would like this pump to work as primary, low flow, bilge pump. Last failure (Failed ON) was three weeks after install.

           
          5.0

          Great Pump!

          By Ray

          from Bow, WA

          About Me Do-It-Yourself

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Fuel Efficient
          • Perfect size function
          • Powerful
          • Quiet

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Outdoors

          Comments about Rule Industries Rule Automatic Bilge Pumps:

          Boat Bilge...mainly for raineater build-up.

           
          5.0

          Interesting Option

          By Dan

          from Media, PA

          About Me Do-It-Yourself

          Verified Reviewer

          Comments about Rule Industries Rule Automatic Bilge Pumps:

          I recently installed this pump in the back of a small outboard-powered skiff. I chose it over float-switch operated pumps because I didn't have much room. Also, looking at internet ratings, these automatic pumps seemed to be consistently higher rated than similar pumps with float switches, leading me to surmise that float switches are more problematic. This pump has 3 wires, so it can be wired to come on continuously, or for the characteristic on every 2 1/2 minutes to "test" for water. I only wired the intermittent circuit, although I see myself wiring continuous mode in the future to force it to run, for example during clean-out of the boat after use. The pump works very well. The slight noise when it cycles on is noticeable, but not objectionable.

          I will only occasionally use it to keep the boat pumped out while unattended. I have not yet used it long enough to judge long-term reliability.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          All Inclusive

          By boatmax

          from Guntersville, Alabama

          About Me Novice

          Pros

          • Fuel Efficient
          • Powerful
          • Quiet

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Retro-fitting

            Comments about Rule Industries Rule Automatic Bilge Pumps:

            This is a GREAT pump. I bought two to replace older and much larger pumps with external float switches. Since this one cycles, and detects water, it is trouble free.
            I have a leaking outdrive boot, and a stream of water is leaking in. This pump not only keeps up, but cycles off when it catches up.
            Yes, I do plan to replace the leaking boot next week.

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Keeps on Running

            By Jim

            from Grosse Ile Mich

            About Me Handyman

            Comments about Rule Industries Rule Automatic Bilge Pumps:

            I liked this pump until I found it running none stop with no water in the bildge, Paid over $70 for the pump this spring, about 90 days ago. Waiting to see how the marine store is going to back up my purchase with no receipt.

             
            5.0

            Automated Pump

            By Dennis

            from So. Texas

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Quiet

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Rule Industries Rule Automatic Bilge Pumps:

                These pumps are the best idea ever! Forget broken and/or unreliable float switches. The pump cycles regularly (and you get used to the quiet sound), staying on only if it detects resistance - water. The other review here is a small boat, obviously, with no charger. Pump uses only a very small amount of amps, and if you're hooked to shorepower it's a no-brainer. I LOVE these pumps! So will you.

                 
                5.0

                Works fine for me.

                By Steve from Long Island

                from Long Island NY

                About Me Do-It-Yourself

                Verified Reviewer

                Comments about Rule Industries Rule Automatic Bilge Pumps:

                I have used a RULE automatic bilge pump for years.

                I have owned several of these and have had no problems such as Fred describes.

                The pump cycles periodicly to sample for water and than shuts down. In doing so, it uses very little current.

                I find this much more reliable than a float switch, which is prone to hanging up.

                The only thing I can think of is that Fred had a small leak, causing the pump to constantly be pumping out his bilge, leading to a dead battery.

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