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Old 12-09-2003, 02:49 PM   #1
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automatic powerhead shutoff

how would i go about doing that? i just set up my sump and my overlow box makes me nervous, probably for no reason, but anyhow i'd like to know how i got about setting up an automatic shutoff for my powerhead if the water level in the tank gets too high. any of you guys done this? thanks
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your best bet is to find a float switch that can be installed in-line with the power cord for the power head. Lots of folks get good deals on them on e-bay. look for "float switch"
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You can also get a pressure switch to go in the sump that will shut down the pump when it detects a drop in water pressure. Although I have never used one of these, I have read that they are more dependable than a float. Might be something to look into.
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