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Old 11/02/2010, 01:47 PM   #1
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DIY Swabbie

Anyone here on RC want to claim this?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PbSTl...os=zmswieWD6A8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AD9nR...eature=related

What a great use for our Kalk Stirrer motor housing!

I like the attempt at the spraydown system in the second video. Looks like it needs more pressure though?

We'll be selling just the motors shortly, for anyone who wants to try something similar.


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Old 11/03/2010, 10:39 AM   #2
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i think the spraydown bars like on the bubble kings they use a small high pressure pump for this, they have quiet the setup for theyre self cleaning cup though and would take 3-4 controlled outlets on a controller to make work, i think they have a float switch when tripped when the cup is about full it injects water into the cup raising the water level in the cup creating a siphon to drain the cup and then shuts off.


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Old 11/03/2010, 10:41 AM   #3
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and that isnt a diy in the first video they sell that whole skimmer lid with swabbie for $130, they just added the spray bar


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Old 11/03/2010, 10:59 PM   #4
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and that isnt a diy in the first video they sell that whole skimmer lid with swabbie for $130, they just added the spray bar
The head of the unit is no doubt from our shop, the rest looks to be DIY. There is a stand off system used here, I presume to keep the motor from getting wet. The Swabbie uses a 4 point seal to keep the water from entering the motor housing where the kalk head unit is just a 1 point seal. We used the kalk head as the starting point of the design for the Swabbie, looks like mr714albert did the same thing :-)

If mr714 is in the RC house, please speak up. I will send a proper shaft seal to you, so you don't start any fires or prematurely corrode the motor.


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Old 12/22/2010, 10:36 PM   #5
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yeah it looks like the washdown system needs some more pressure lol.


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Old 12/23/2010, 03:14 PM   #6
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I would venture a guess that they had or purchased a smaller unit and retro'd it to a larger skimmer lid. The wash down really doesnt look like it would do much.

ps: Love my Swabbie!


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