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INSTALLING A LIVEWELL

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ib_jigged

I have a '82 Lund Pro-Angler that the previous owner had cut out and removed the livewell. I have ordered a Tempress hatch and liner to install in the old location. My real question is plumbing. I have a pump to install on the transom, have the spray head, hose and the overflow fittings are still on the hull. How do I drain the livewell? There is an old wye fitting in the access hole in the floor that the valve is broke on. It looks like this wye let the water come from the transom to fill the livewell and then when the valve was swtiched it may have drained the water back out the bottom of the livewell to the wye then to the same hose through the transom. Am I correct? Will the water drain back out the pump? I cannot find a wye with a valve that will fit 3/4" hose except to use the kind for garden hoses and attach barb fittings to that.

I have also thought of adding another pump to the livewell to pump it back out, but that gets expensive and need to drill another hole in the hull or transom for that.

I know there a lot of knowledgable people out there, any ideas?

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You livewell will drain out the same way it came in, through the pump.

If you don't put a plug into inlet hole or a shutoff valve though hose, it will slowly drain while standing still or quickly while you are undergoing, water will be "sucked" out from pump inlet on transom.

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I plan on mounting the spray head high in the livewell and putting a 90 degree 3/4" fitting in the bottom to drain. Is there a wye fitting to do this or am I better off putting the fill in the bottom of the livwell.

Does that valve you had for sale on Ebay work Valv?

Is there a better way to do it?

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