Rule - marine pumps

Rule brand pumps and associated products are available to consumers from retail marine dealers, national marine retailers, consumer mass marketers.

Categories

Marine Plumbing & Pumps


Bilge Pumps

Marine Plumbing & Pumps


Marine Livewell Pumps

Marine Plumbing & Pumps


Shower Pumps

Marine Plumbing & Pumps


Hand Pumps

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  • BilgePumps -Non-Automatic Bilge Pumps
    Traditional non-automatic bilge pumps are operated by the use of a control switch to sense water and activate the pump.
    Slimline In-Line Submersible Pumps
    Sump & Pool Cover Pumps
    Livewell Pumps -
    Rule's unsurpassed quality and leadership in bilge pump design and technology includes a complete range of Livewell/Aerator pumps, accessories and kits.
    Accessories
  • General Purpose Centrifugal Pumps - The Rule General Purpose Pump is designed for use as a washdown pump and/or to circulate water to your livewell tank(s). Heavy duty construction for use on commercial or pleasure boats.
    HiSpeed Inflator/Deflator
    Shower Drain Systems
    - A compact, full capacity shower drain system. Automatically turns on after the water starts, and shuts off when the water is removed.
    Portable Pumps - Constructed of sturdy ABS plastic with comfort-grip handle providing smooth firm strokes.

Drain Clearing


What to use to snake out or pour down the drain lines to unclog?


Shower drains


Shower drains are notorious for clogging with hair and soap residue - it is the shower part of the drain that is slow as opposed to the deck drain. Although a harsh sodium-hydroxide (lye) household drain cleaner may be safe to use - using gentler but slower acting enzyme-based drain cleaner. If you want immediate results, which might also positively identify the culpable section of the drain, loosen the hose clamps and disconnect the shower drain hose at both ends, remove any clumps of hair or debris and back flush the line with a dockside water hose fitted with a garden variety adjustable spray nozzle.


If the drain continues to be a problem, the flow restriction may be the result of a problem with the hose itself. Small diameter drain hoses often kink, so check the hose along its route for tight bends or kinks that are crimping the flow. If a kink or crimp is found, you may need to reroute the hose. Sometimes the hose has a “memory” and remains crimped even after straightening. In that case, hose replacement is usually recommended but, as an alternative, the hose can be cut and an elbow fitting spliced in to circumvent a crimp or kink caused by a tight bend.

If the larger hose to the cockpit drain is the problem, disconnect the lower end to clear any debris and back flush, if necessary. Note that the deck drain hose probably leads to a seacock below the waterline or possibly a thru-hull without a valve if it discharges above the waterline. Make sure you shut-off the seacock valve (if fitted) before disconnecting the hose. Avoid using a snake. It might damage the inner wall of the hose and is unlikely to negotiate any tight radius bends.