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remounting bilge pump switch plate

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Printed Date: December-08-2022 at 9:58pm


Topic: remounting bilge pump switch plate
Posted By: uncle-buck
Subject: remounting bilge pump switch plate
Date Posted: September-22-2022 at 2:05pm
I want to mount a new automatic bilge pump switch in the bilge of my boat..
One of the screws whose purpose is to secure the mounting plate in the bilge works. The other one doesn't and its insert or nut has vanished.
What are some ways to install a new nut or insert in the bilge?
And what material is recommended as a sealant for the underside of the mounting plate?
Should all of the old material be scraped off?
Thanks





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1990 Ski Nautique (original owner)
PCM 351W with D.U.I.



Replies:
Posted By: Mpost
Date Posted: September-23-2022 at 8:47am
I would clean up the area good and fill the hole and level the area with PL400 or equivalant. Then drill new pilot hole (shallow) for the screw. 
Or replace your pump with a new one that has the automatic float already in it. ????


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84 SN Sold   98 SN    Lund Pro V   1975 Alumacraft


Posted By: uncle-buck
Date Posted: September-30-2022 at 7:39am
Have already purchased a NOS Water Witch and plan to install it using your recommendations. Thank you.

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1990 Ski Nautique (original owner)
PCM 351W with D.U.I.



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