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Rule-Mate Fully Automatic Bilge Pumps

Strainer easily removes for cleaning
 
The unique "spongeability" feature of these quiet and compact pumps removes excess water, leaving bilge dry and reducing odors. The pumps activate only when water levels rise to 2-1/8. Enclosed non-mercury float switch. Clear debris quickly with the removable strainer and easy-access impeller area.
 
  • Built-In Switch: Non-mercury float switch
  • Material: Plastic/stainless shaft
  • Warranty: Three years

 

Customer Reviews
Product Models
Description WM Model # MFG Part # Availability Price Quantity  
1500gph Rule-Mate, 12V, 4.8A Draw, 1-1/8" Port, 6"H x 7-1/4"W 2717981 RM1500
In stock online.

$189.99

2000gph Rule-Mate, 12V, 8.4A Draw, 1-1/8" Port, 6"H x 7-1/4"W 2717999 RM2000
In stock online.

$224.99

2000gph Rule-Mate, 24V, 4.2A Draw, 1-1/8" Port, 6"H x 7-1/4"W 6886808 RM2000-24
In stock online.

$279.99

Product Description

Strainer easily removes for cleaning
 
The unique "spongeability" feature of these quiet and compact pumps removes excess water, leaving bilge dry and reducing odors. The pumps activate only when water levels rise to 2-1/8. Enclosed non-mercury float switch. Clear debris quickly with the removable strainer and easy-access impeller area.
 
  • Built-In Switch: Non-mercury float switch
  • Material: Plastic/stainless shaft
  • Warranty: Three years

 

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      1.0

      Problem with sensor, very poor design

      By 64 Chris Craft

      from Minneapolis

      About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

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            Recently, I just replaced my 3rd one of these in 12 months. I keep installing this same model, because I purchased it at West Marine, each one was covered under warranty, and I was able to swop out for a new one with little hassle. I also assume the manufacture would listen to these reviews, and actually do something about the problem. If you want to pay too much for a pump that will fail, this one is for you.

            All three of my pumps suffered the same critical issue. The pump works fine for a while, but eventually will turn on, and not shut off. You then come back to a boat with a dead battery, and a bilge full of water.

             
            1.0

            Won't Shut Off-Drains Battery

            By Lenny

            from Jacksonville, FL

            About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

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                  Pumps great when you need it, but unfortunately keeps pumping when the bilge is dry. This pump will not shut off. It has drained and fried the house battery and I had to move the generator battery over to keep the boat afloat. After reading the other reviews I will be replacing this pump tomorrow; NOT with another Rule...

                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  Won't turn off

                  By NEVER AGAIN!

                  from New Jersey

                  About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

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                  • Easy To Install

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                      Comments about Rule Mate Fully Automatic Bilge Pumps:

                      I just bought a relatively new boat with TWO of these Rule-Mate 2000 pumps. Both will not turn off automatically! I have removed them, held them in my hands running, banged them, shook them, etc. Nothing turns them off except removing the auto fuse. Done with RULE forever!

                      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      1.0

                      Junk

                      By ontno1

                      from Guatemala, CA

                      About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

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                        • Flimsy

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                          Comments about Rule Mate Fully Automatic Bilge Pumps:

                          Discharge nipple cracked at the housing, and since I was 1000 miles from the vendor, I repaired it myself by inserting a pvc pipe as a sleeve. Was proud of my repair and the pump until it failed entirely a few weeks later.

                          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          1.0

                          DON;T BUY OR INSTALL THIS RULE MATE PUMP

                          By RICH

                          from TRINIDAD, W.I.

                          About Me Professional

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                                Comments about Rule Mate Fully Automatic Bilge Pumps:

                                PUMP SWITCH STICKS ON AND WILL NOT TURN OFF AFTER ONE YEAR OF CASUAL USE. UNSATISFACTORY PERFORMANCE IS DANGEROUS ON A YACHT. THIS IS $250 PLUS INSTALL DOWN THE TUBE.

                                (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                1.0

                                Don't Buy

                                By Mariner Conch

                                from Marathon, FL

                                About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Install

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                                    Comments about Rule Mate Fully Automatic Bilge Pumps:

                                    The water sensor switch turns the pump on but does not turn the pump off. After turning on, it will run forever. The only way to stop it is to remove the cage, dry the sensor with a paper towel, wait a minute or two for it to stop, then reinstall.

                                    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    1.0

                                    i would not buy this pump again

                                    By robo

                                    from middletown nj

                                    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Install

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                                        Comments about Rule Mate Fully Automatic Bilge Pumps:

                                        this pump sucks whould not shut off boat almost sank.

                                        (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        1.0

                                        Automatic sensor failed

                                        By FTM

                                        from ocean county, NJ

                                        About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

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                                              Comments about Rule Mate Fully Automatic Bilge Pumps:

                                              Automatic sensor fails to shut off and drains battery. Only way to shut pump down is to disconnect battery. Pump is only one year old.

                                              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                               
                                              1.0

                                              Failed after 10 minutes of use.

                                              By Elwood

                                              from Atlanta Ga

                                              Comments about Rule Mate Fully Automatic Bilge Pumps:

                                              Installed 2 new 1500 pumps, one works fine but the other quit working in Manual Mode.

                                              (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                                               
                                              1.0

                                              Unreliable

                                              By Sailor Dave

                                              from Reedville, VA

                                              About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

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                                                • Sticks on

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                                                  Comments about Rule Mate Fully Automatic Bilge Pumps:

                                                  This pump, apparently like other rule pumps of this type, is extremely unreliable. It routinely sticks on and drains the battery. Don't waste your money and risk your boat on this pump.

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