Disable float switch


Old 02-20-14, 05:43 PM
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Disable float switch

I am trying to disable the float switch on this pump: 1 Horsepower Submersible Dirty Water Pump with Float

Basically, the pump sits in a 5 gallon bucket, and I have a piece of pvc attached that rises through a hole in the top of the bucket, and then a sprinkler head attachment on top. I am using it to clean homebrewing equipment. However, the pump has the float switch, and it will only work if I hold the float switch up in the air.

I would like to be able to disable this switch, so that when I plug in the pump, it just runs. I am thinking there are probably two wires in the connection that if I wire together, will take care of it, but I was hoping someone might be able to tell me definitively, instead of me just guessing as I went.

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Old 02-20-14, 06:16 PM
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Hello and welcome........

Just zip tie the float switch to the pump body.........
Old 02-20-14, 06:21 PM
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Ha! Yeah, I thought about that actually, and that may be what I end up doing. Though, I'm not opposed to rewiring the thing.
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