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Bilge Pump Grounding - 2800 Coastal

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Bilge Pump Grounding - 2800 Coastal

Postby Joe@mckairnes.com » Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:53 am

the grounbd on my mid bilge pump opened up. Anyone know the routing of these ground wires?

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Re: Bilge Pump Grounding - 2800 Coastal

Postby Billm » Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:08 pm

I would cut the existing ground wire back to where it appears clean and free of green corrosion and use a butt connector there. Other wise run a new wire using any route to the nearest breaker panel or fuse block where there will be a common terminal or bus for black ground wires. The negative battery terminal or engine block are appropriate grounds, but are harder to connect to with small wires. What is not appropriate is the green bonding wire, or anything to do with the 120 volt system especially the black wire. If you are not sure of what you are connecting to, then disconnect the shore power cord and test for continuity to the negative battery terminal.

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Re: Bilge Pump Grounding - 2800 Coastal

Postby A1251 » Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:53 am

What Billm said, Also use the Blue sea systems circuit wizard for the appropriate gauge wire.

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Re: Bilge Pump Grounding - 2800 Coastal

Postby CptBill » Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:09 pm

Don't forget heat shrink for a water tight connection
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