If you haven't read Part 1, DIY HydroSurge:Power Bather, do that first.

No one's going to read this stupid thing anyway until I post pics of either me or Selma, soaking wet in a tub with it washing a dog... but here goes:

Part 2: Putting the bits together

Part 2-A: Hosey parts:

Take the aforementioned Teflon tape and wrap the threads of the blue nozzle that screws directly into the pump. That thing is unscrewable, but once it's in, I see no reason to ever remove it. There's also no rubber seal there, so Teflon tape is a must. Once that is screwed into the housing, you're going to attach the quick disconnect collar to it. You can Teflon that if you want, but the rubber washer in the collar should be enough of a seal.

The other end if going to attach to the base of the hose. First though, we have to cut down the house. I did this with a sharp knife. You'll have to buy a replacement end for one side of the hose with a screw clamp to seal it off. I eyeballed off about 10' of hose, bascially until Selma told me to stop. Attach the other part of the coupler to the hose. You should be able to attach and detach the hose from the pump in seconds and it should freely swivel.

The sprayer I bought was a "garden shower" nozzle.

I also picked up a firehose looking one that could be closed, but it didn't have needle like streams like the one above to penetrate our dogs' thick coats. The handle had an On/Off switch on it, but that's something we'll never need or use... In fact, it can be quite disasterous for the pump if the water is stopped while the pump is trying to push more water. Not good and can kill your pump. I did the only thing I could think of and duck taped the shit out of the handle to hold the switch in place. At the base of the nozzle, I screwed in the male adapter of the second brass coupler. The other female coupler gets screwed on the hose.

That takes care of the hose, now for the harder part:

Part 2-B: Electricity and Safety

<Not Pictured> Install the GFCI wall outlet. Make sure you turn off the breaker to it jesus christ do you want to die? That's pretty easy and self-explanitory, if not: go here. You might want to do that anyway in places you have possible water to electrical device interactions like bathrooms and kitchens.

Louie would be proud.

First, we're going to have to poke out some holes in the junction box because we want the
cords to come in and out, but would like it to close:

Here's what we're shooting for:

This is the pain in the ass part, getting all the stuff to fit in the box provided you bought a big enough one to begin with. Things to keep in mind:

  1. Don't crimp the air hose.
  2. The order has to be Pump -> Air Switch -> GFCI. If you Pump -> GFCI -> Air Switch, you'll trip the breaker in that GFCI everytime you Air Switch. I tried it, doesn't work.
  3. You'll have to turn on that GFCI everytime you unplug the unit from the wall, so make sure you can access the GFCI in the junction box easily.
  4. Keep all "exposed" electrical connections within the junction box. Whenever something is plugging into something else, that should be inside the box to protect against any splashes or whathaveyou.
  • Sump plug -> Into Junction, Plugged into Airswitch Base
  • Airswitch Base plugged into GFCI triple Adapter
  • GFCI Triple Adapter plugged into Extension Cord
  • Extension Cord -> Out of Junction
  • AirSwitch button connected to AirTube
  • AirTube -> Into Junction, Plugged into AirSwitch Base

I also screwed a block of wood onto the back of the junction to space the switch so when I close it, the switch is mashable through one of the breaker holes:

I also used the junction screw clamps to hold the wires/tubes in place.

NOTE: this junction is FAR from water safe and should be mounted high up on the wall, away from the water source or even in another room. That's what HydroSurge recommends. The big thing is isolating yourself from the junction box through the air switch. The pump itself is water proof and sealed, so you can get that wet all day.

Everything's together and we got out at just under $200.00.

Next up: Part Three: Surging in the shower