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joshuadale07

Hey guys, just wondering if it's ok to mount a johnson reversible ballast pump flat on the floor, did know if that's gonna hurt anything. Thanks

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aggie08

Flat is fine. As long as the impeller end isn't higher than the top of the pump, you're golden.

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joshuadale07

Ok good deal thank you. I ran hoses before my pumps came and didn't realize the Johnson's were taller than the jabsco.

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aggie08

Here's the video that explains it:

I have 2 of my 4 mounted flat, and they seem to run just as well/fast as the other 2.

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joshuadale07

Thank you. Another question. Where should I install the inline fuse? I have 4 switches getting power from a fused power block with 20 amp fuses. Do I need a fuse in b+ to the pumps from the switch as well?

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joshuadale07

I see on wakemakers there diagram shows just a fuse in the b+ Between the battery and the switch

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shawndoggy

Thank you. Another question. Where should I install the inline fuse? I have 4 switches getting power from a fused power block with 20 amp fuses. Do I need a fuse in b+ to the pumps from the switch as well?

No as long as each switch is individually fused you are good to go.

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joshuadale07

Ok thanks bud. Each is fused at the distribution panel w a 20 amp fuse and 12g wire to switches and pumps, 4g wire running to distribution from battery

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joshuadale07

Another question...does it matter what side you use as the intake from the thru hull? I wanted to make sure I was installing them right but in the pictures on wakemakers website it shows they mounted with the thru hull side on the left and the right...wasnt sure if it made a difference.

Thanks

Talked to wakemakers and they said just reverse the polarity to make it work right...makes sense...just didnt know if they was a general rule of thumb...

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shawndoggy

it doesn't matter. just flip the switch body over and it will work the other way. Or reverse the power and ground at your fuse block and it'll run the other direction.

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