- Feb 27, 2006
Cool. Are they or can they be made completely, submersibily waterproof?Using a relay to switch the pump would avoid running the full current through the reed switch. Automotive relays are cheap and almost indestructible.
Weird. It showed as embedded in my preview in Wordpress. Youtube is acting weird right now and won't let me re-upload or access that video. I will sort it out and post a corrected link in the article.The YouTube video is 'Private', so not viewable by most folks.
I'll be cross-posting it as soon as time permits.You didn't post your article here on WestCoastPaddler. Not a big vote of confidence! Should we be worried for the future?
Those automotive type relays are pretty much sealed cubes but they do have 'spade' lugs which are exposed. If it were my project I'd try to find a spot for the relay in the battery box. I recall (dimly) reading about a pump install that used a relay - perhaps in a NZ or OZ posting?Cool. Are they or can they be made completely, submersibily waterproof?
Thanks! With cookies in my machine and auto logins it's a regular occurrence for me to send a link to somebody and get a reply: "It didn't work for me!" So I understand the problem.Weird. It showed as embedded in my preview in Wordpress. Youtube is acting weird right now and won't let me re-upload or access that video. I will sort it out and post a corrected link in the article.
Excellent!I'll be cross-posting it as soon as time permits.
Thanks for that. I've mentioned WCP on the now-dying ('dead forum walking') Kayak building forum (kayakforum.com) quite often, but haven't seen many new faces here as a result. I think that interest in DIY is not what it once was...And I just spent a few hundred bucks to renew the hosting for WCP for three years. So we're good on that front. Meanwhile, anything readers can do to promote awareness of WCP to other kayakers or would-be kayakers is much appreciated.
Good! Please post pics and info once you do the upgrade.