A store near me has 12 volt, 800 GPH bilge pump for $13.19.
Clearance. They have three of them.
Ebay, they run $30 including shipping.
What uses would a person have for a bilge pump? A person who
does not own a boat.
On Mon, 3 Oct 2011 21:14:09 -0400, "Stormin Mormon"
They are handy for pumping out just about anything (fish tanks toilet
tanks washing machines, whatever)
I was sinking some PVC pipe for pilings and I used a bilge pump to
pump out the water before I placed the concrete in there.
Joe Pesci's character in Lethal Weapon 4 would tell you to
"pump it out your ****ing ass"...
In your case that that might be perfect advice if you bought
a bilge pump without owning a boat...
Avast Ye Matey...
I wonder how hard they are to drain? That would probably be my only* use;
I've got a barn that I could use to catch lots of rainwater, but neither
of my garden spots are nearby, so a pump would be useful - but not if it
couldn't be properly drained for winter.
* although I don't have a sump pump in the basement, so it'd be useful
for the rare times when I need to drain the water heater, too.
Not sure what the startup current would be like on these; google suggests
about 3A for normal running, so a PC PSU would work fine there (suitable
dummy load on 5V if needed etc.).
A bilge pump isn't going to be good at doing that. To water
a lawn you need a pump designed to develop some
pressure so you can deliver it through a spray head, nozzle,
etc. A bilge pump is designed to move as much water
as possible at very low pressure/lift/
Coupled with a battery and battery tender, it would make
a sump pump backup that could move a reasonable
amount of water. But even doing that, at 800gph it's
not equal to a traditional sump pump.
It's the kind of tool you get, and then find a dozen uses for. Stuff you
used to do the Egyptian way ..... lots of labor and lots of time. I'd take
one right now for those times when I needed to drain something. Like my
grandkids play pool. It's a PITA to drain with a hose and takes forever,
doesn't get all the water, and you end up having to lift the last heavy part
by hand. For that price, I'd jump on it.
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