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Old 07-09-2017, 12:35 PM   #1
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Water pump switch location

Does anyone have a fix for hitting the water pump switch accidentally short of moving it? One of us accidentally turned the water pump switch on for the second time! The switch is located just below the counter by the sink, foolish place for the switch in my opinion. Would have been better installed elsewhere.
Is there a protective cover available or is this something I will need to make? After I order and install a second water pump.
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Old 07-09-2017, 12:39 PM   #2
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Emile, I think you're stuck with either making some sort of cover or relocating the switch if it's the one like mine - the KiB K21.

And I agree. Under the sink where you can bump it? Not a good location.
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Hi: All... IMHO the best place for the water pump switch is where you are going to use the water!!! Ours is above the fridge along with the water heater switch. Now there is a PITA. Alf
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? I like it above the frig Alf. All the gauges and switches are contained in one unit. Out of site and out of reach for little fingers or... hips
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Old 07-09-2017, 01:00 PM   #5
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Above the sink would be in a place where I would use the water! Under the sink it gets turned on almost every time you stand there using the sink. I will see about fabricating something at work to cover it, other than the time it will take, won't be a problem
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Above the sink would be in a place where I would use the water! Under the sink it gets turned on almost every time you stand there using the sink. I will see about fabricating something at work to cover it, other than the time it will take, won't be a problem
Emile, perhaps you could find a spot to relocate the switch on the side of the counter instead of the front - on the bed side? Don't know if that's a suitable location. It would make the tank monitors harder to read, but it might also mean you could use the existing wires if they're long enough.

My preferred location would be on the overhead cabinet face, but of course the rewire would be more difficult.
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On my unit I don't have tank monitors so that's not an issue, perhaps moving it would be a better solution.
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On my unit I don't have tank monitors so that's not an issue, perhaps moving it would be a better solution.
Ah, that's right. Yours is an A.

Even easier then, yeah. I would just move the switch.
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The only question that comes up is the hole that's left from the original spot.
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The only question that comes up is the hole that's left from the original spot.
The faux wood paneling on the cabinet face? You could just cover it with a small similar piece - or maybe get ambitious and wire a 12V outlet there.
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You just gave me an idea!
I could just order another water switch just like it and leave that one there!! It would look 100% normal but wouldn't hurt a thing!
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You just gave me an idea!
I could just order another water switch just like it and leave that one there!! It would look 100% normal but wouldn't hurt a thing!
Well there you go. That'll work.
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The water pump switch on our old Scamp was on the side of the cabinet above the bed. It still managed to get accidently turned on usually when we were sound a sleep.
If there's a way to bump it you will.
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Does anyone have a fix for hitting the water pump switch accidentally short of moving it?
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Is there a protective cover available or is this something I will need to make?
Although the style of switch may not be the same as the battery disconnect (storage) switch, similar solutions would work...
Battery Switch Guard
Cover for battery disconnect switch?
A few modifications to my 19 (post #35)
They are commercially available, but it seems popular to make them and the results look good.

It does seem like a convenient location to me, and a cover would get in the way.
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I've seen some drawer pull handles used to protect the switch from accidental bumps. https://www.walmart.com/ip/Ultra-Har...-Pull/19870270
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Old 07-09-2017, 05:32 PM   #16
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That's a pretty good fix, fast and easy!
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