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Wiring new SEAFLO water pump replacement, wire harness.


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So, my pump went bad, had some plastic stuff in the filter on my last trip, i'd cleaned it out, but it had been in there for about 7 years, so no big deal.  The new SeaFlo came with a wiring harness, that you can see below.  I stripped the clipped the ground and power to the Shureflo pump, giving me some raw wire. I bought a full wiring harness w/ nice wire from a local farm store, Rural King.  Then I used a butt splice to bring them together.

This gave me motivation to refresh some of my electric tools (i'm quite the novice) and enjoyed learning a little bit.  Also, i bought a butane torch (little thing from Walmart) to seal the butt splice. Is the butts splice better than some others? I crimped it and then melted the ends..it was fun. Also, I pressed the wiring harness from the SeaFlo into the one i bought from Rural King, i had a little gap, so i taped that up..with new electric tape 🙂. My son is a high schooler aspiring future engineer and loves painter's tape and electrical tape and all things mechanical...they are hard to find 🙂.

I'm hoping that blowing out the lines my get rid of some more plastic in the lines.   

Also, i read that on plastic threads (and I'm here referring to the filter basket that threads onto the pump, it is better to use pipe dope SEALANT instead of Teflon tape. So, i put the stuff i'll use on mine tomorrow. I will say that the Shurflo may have been glued on, as i couldn't unthread it w/ my hand strength.  Or i'm just old and weak :).  I am zip-tying the loose wires to keep them neat and off the pump housing.

Vector

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Nice Job. Whenever I have to repair/replace something, I too make a harness with disconnects to re-connect it. I used a 10AWG SAE to SAE Quick Disconnect Wire Harness on my two back jacks to allow them to be easily removed for servicing or replacing.

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13 hours ago, Vector - Lanham said:

Also, i read that on plastic threads (and I'm here referring to the filter basket that threads onto the pump, it is better to use pipe dope SEALANT instead of Teflon tape.

Either pipe dope or Teflon tape will work fine for plastic plumbing threads.  For Teflon tape, 3 winds around the threads.

FYI, the plastic shards you found probably originated from the factory when your Oliver was built.  After one or two filter cleanings, you should never see any more.

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2 hours ago, Rivernerd said:

FYI, the plastic shards you found probably originated from the factory when your Oliver was built.  After one or two filter cleanings, you should never see any more.

Roger on the root cause of the plastic shards. 

But  "Never" is one of those really big words that "always" get me in trouble.  In this case, I would say "much less often" or maybe "rarely".   🙂

  GJ

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