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Dear sir, can u pls guide me to any video present on web where i can see the demo for float switch installation. its quite urgent for me. tks

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    carl carpenter May 11, 2010

    float swith for what


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A float switch come in in many different sizes and applications, mostly related to plumbing or mechanical plumbing applications, I suggest you search the web for your make and cat# or contact the manufacture of your product. If you have lost the installation paperwork, it should be available on the web by honeywell.

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Good Morning -
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