Neater wires

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  1. nakoma

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    ok for my next diy i am going to build a unit to house all my wires balasts starters and timers and everything els you can think of i want to add switches and so on so that i can turn pumps on or off and i can plug the pumps into the back of the unit i hope it comes out ok [​IMG]
     
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    Good Luck , keep us posted .
     
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    i have added a few balasts alreddy and the timer so anyone with nice ideas come and lets see [​IMG]
     
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    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

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    Nice project, are you going to add some cooling fans because with all the ballasts in there it's going to get pretty warm.
     
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    yeah nakoma would ad a few pc fans to that rig, keep us updated
     
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    oh yes there will be old computer fans in it to extract the heat and after i am done i will take everything out of the front display or tape it up and spray paint it with a nice heat risistand paint so i will end up with a nice blue box or something i will add some trip switches as well
     
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    Kanga Retired Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Quite handy nakoma, looking good. wish I had some non peroni time to do that
     
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    and a digital thermometer anyone with ideas feel free to give some insparation
     
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    ok this is what the unit will look like in the back for the balsts and pumps it is a 3 prong plug so 3 live balst wires will go to one and 3 negative wires to the other plug next to it and so on well that is the idea i have [​IMG]
     
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    Maybe upgrade the balasts to electronic ones, if you are using T5 they don't run 100% with them, and it is said the bulbs last longer, also don't run as hot.
     
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    thanks for the tip i will run it with what i have at the moment and replace them with the new ones a litle later thanks i did not even know you get new type balasts
     
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    1 more thing in winter you can use the case as a heater.:lol:
     
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    i live in hell we use aircons in the winter:thumbup:
     
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    this is gonna look lekker n neat.keep us updated with the progress ;)
     
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    Going to look lekker Nakoma
     
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    i hope so it is going to take a few days i suppose i am not in a rush so will keep updating as i go along
     
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    well here is the work so for for the day still lots of work to go [​IMG]
     
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    the fan is going to be there [​IMG]
     
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    Looking nice and neat, is that black box your temp?
     
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    yes it is my temp unit
     
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