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Old 04-16-2017, 08:12 PM   #1
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Water pump switch

Just curious if any one has wired a second switch for the water pump into the bathroom. Would not be a big deal to do other than getting the wires in place. Just thinking of those late night washroom visits. Especially if there are people sleeping on the sofa and table . Would be nice to have the convenience.
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I've never thought about doing that, as we turn on the pump and leave it on while at the campsite. Every once in a while it has a very quick cycle to bring the pressure up, as it fluctuates with heating up, and cooling. I would think you would need something like a three way switch arrangement like at the top and bottom of the stairs, like in a house. Maybe there's someone here who's done this.
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Although a 3way switch would work I feel a single pole switch wired in parallel would be a better option.


I also agree with just leaving the pump switch in the on position is most likely the best why to run the pump. Unless you are having a constant loss of pressure the drain on the battery for short cycles to maintain pressure most likely will not be any greater that turning the pump on when needed.
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Although a 3way switch would work I feel a single pole switch wired in parallel would be a better option.


I also agree with just leaving the pump switch in the on position is most likely the best why to run the pump. Unless you are having a constant loss of pressure the drain on the battery for short cycles to maintain pressure most likely will not be any greater that turning the pump on when needed.
We have not yet been out in the trailer yet so not really sure how much the pump cycles yet. Pretty sure a 12v switch wired to the pump in parallel to the other switch would work just fine. Just curious as to what others do. It may be a non issue. Camping weather is coming!!
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The Greyhawk has three switches and all three are in parallel. One in the head, one by the entry door, and one in the outside shower enclosure. In order to turn off the power to the pump you have to locate the one you turned on and turn it off. All three are pilot switches, meaning they are lit when power is applied. Turn one on and all three are lit.
It's a bother but is the cheapest and easiest way to get it done.
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The Greyhawk has three switches and all three are in parallel. One in the head, one by the entry door, and one in the outside shower enclosure. In order to turn off the power to the pump you have to locate the one you turned on and turn it off. All three are pilot switches, meaning they are lit when power is applied. Turn one on and all three are lit.
It's a bother but is the cheapest and easiest way to get it done.
And would bet its always the last switch that you turn off that turns the pilot lights off Or its always the switch that is the furthest away LOL
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And would bet its always the last switch that you turn off that turns the pilot lights off Or its always the switch that is the furthest away LOL
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The Greyhawk has three switches and all three are in parallel. One in the head, one by the entry door, and one in the outside shower enclosure. In order to turn off the power to the pump you have to locate the one you turned on and turn it off. All three are pilot switches, meaning they are lit when power is applied. Turn one on and all three are lit.
It's a bother but is the cheapest and easiest way to get it done.
Never thought about the outdoor shower. Might keep from tracking in the sand.
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