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:
The sprayer I bought was a "garden shower" nozzle.
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.
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:
- Don't crimp the air hose.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
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