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Do It Yourself - Fixing a Shower Sump on Your Boat

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Several months ago, I noticed the shower drain in my boat was not removing water as it should. Rather than water running down the drain, it just collected in the pan at the bottom of the shower. Recently, I decided to tackle the job and figure out what was going on. I knew I was going to spend the entire July 4th weekend on the boat and I wanted to be able to take a shower without worrying about the water building up.
If you are not familiar with the workings of a basic shower sump system on a boat, it is actually pretty simple. The drain at the bottom of the shower empties into a box down in the bilge. Since the box is most likely below water level, there is a pump in the box that pumps the water up, out and overboard. Often the pump has a float switch attached to it to cycle the pump on when the water gets to a certain level and off when the box it empty.


In my case, I had already checked the line from the shower drain to the box and verified that it was not clogged. Base…

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