Homemade alternative to backpack.

Discussion in 'Tutorials & DIY' started by jimmyboots, Apr 18, 2014.

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  1. jimmyboots

    jimmyboots Forum Addict
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    Here is a backpack alternative using a drum that I have made for getting around the backs of terraced houses etc if I cant be bothered getting trolley out or to awkward for a Van mount.

    box..........................£11.00
    pump.......................£13.27
    Battery....................£14.98
    switch......................£ 1.98

    240x190x90 Terminal box.
    I made small feet for the box to sit on and raise a little off the floor, and screwed into the box.
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    wire tie the battery in and drill and fix pump with small bolts
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    Wire the pump to the battery and put on/off switch on the live wire.
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    Drill holes where appropriate and attach inlet and outlet hoses to pump. Here I attached the box to the side of the barrel but decided against it as it didn't look good.
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    Run the pump and then stop the flow whilst still on to check for leaks under pressure. If all is well screw lid on box. I replaced the clear inlet hose with microbore as it bent around better without kinking.
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    I attached the box to the barrel using a strap. Drilled a hole in the barrel lid plus a small breather hole for air. I also used a plastic length of tube to guide the microbre to the bottom of the barrel.
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    Attach a pole hose fitting to the outlet hose and you are good to go :)
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  2. Musntgrumble

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    Excellent Job Jimmy, Givivng me some idea's here .:thumbsup:
     
  3. Smurf

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    Nice one jimmyboots & thanks for posting in such detail :thumbsup:
     
  4. Posh

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    That's what I'm doing as a spare if my backpacks pack up & you've given me ideas. Very nice. With the barrel full does it not put a lot of pressure on your box?
     
  5. Posh

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    Also where did you get the parts. Especially the box?

    I think it looks great.
     
  6. Posh

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    I'm using a thin fishing swim feeder which has a small weight on it to keep it at the bottom of the barrel. Not sure how to connect it yet & not sure if the lead weight will harm the water.
     
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    ta very much jimmyboots excellent article and great pics having little money i was planning to do that but i didn't have a clue where to start thanks again.:)
     
  8. Bingo

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    Nice one Jimbo :thumbsup:.
     
  9. jimmyboots

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    Cheers lads.
    Posh, a plastic tube does a good job of keeping the hose straight in the barrel and at the bottom. just put some red tape on the hose by the lid so you know the hose is right in to the same level every time.
    Parts
    Box
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/321354019903?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649

    Pump
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/141065654420?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649

    Battery
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/111159905946?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649

    Switch
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/201060579861?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2648
     
  10. PureClearYork

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    Excellent post jimmyboots, foresee some ebay shopping this afternoon!!


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