Float switch needed

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  1. scubaninja

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    hi guys, had made a plan for a float switch and then put it off for a little while due to a number of issues now it has quadrupled in price and i refuse to pay. So can anyone help me out here?
     
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  3. crispin

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    scuba, i may have one for you. if its just the float part you need. i broke my auto top ups power supply and so am getting a new one. so if its just the float switch you can have that:)
     
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    dude i made a thread sometine back on a DIY float switch auto top-up. (can i ask the mods to post it cause i cant find it) it cost me like R40 for the pump and R50 for the float switch. rest is just a bit of wiring and tubing.
     
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    dude my thing is diy. hence me only askin for a float switch. can't diy the float switch itself. thanks crispin i'll take you up on that:)
     
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    Yes you can, ping pong ball a syringe and a reed switch. I have made 2 and work 100%.
     
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    How about a pic of that design Thalion:)thanks
     
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    sounds like a future project but i'd rather go for crispins one for now thanks. Would also like a pic of that design though
     
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    when you comming to jhb turtle?
     
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    sunday. you available then? can i meet you somwhere central? i fly in and will be with my brother and sister in law so movement might be a bit constricted
     
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    And you still need help.;):lol:
     
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    of the float switch
     
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    im interested in the diy float switch.
    does anyone know where i can get a reed switch in cape town? been to most hardware stores in northern suburbs and they all look at me like im mad.
     
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    Try electronic shops, get the ones that are mounted in the door, not the normal one for windows. Will see if I can find pic on one.
     
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    This type of one. May just be cheaper to buy one. Float switch that is.
     
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    Try

    Mantech +2721 535 3150

    or

    Electrocomp

    Tel: 021-905 7123
     
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    thanks
    will see what i can find tomo
     
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    Scuba, ACDC have, about R50 I think p/n RF-0V2, they here in Westmead by me.
     
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    lIghty have you ever looked for a optical one, float switch that is.
     
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