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  1. #161
    Quote Originally Posted by Kenny000666 View Post
    Yeh, waterproof LED strips. I had just about enough left over when doing the kitchen skylight.


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    What IP rating are they Kenny?

    I have fitted a fair few and use the ones that are rated for outdoor use but they are only IP66 I think - to be left in water they need to be IPX8

    Hopefully this chart will explain it for you -

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  3. #162
    Aye, I got ip67. Guess itís not suitable for fully submerged. Well itís 12v, letís see how long it lasts.

    Iíve siliconed and sealed up the connectors.

    Hopefully would improve watertightness.


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  5. #163
    Quote Originally Posted by Kenny000666 View Post
    Aye, I got ip67. Guess it’s not suitable for fully submerged. Well it’s 12v, let’s see how long it lasts.

    I’ve siliconed and sealed up the connectors.

    Hopefully would improve watertightness.


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    Hopefully it will work but time will tell Kenny.

    It's only 12 volts so if something happens it will just burn out the driver or the strip. I'm guessing you have it RCD protected somewhere along the line?

  6. #164
    The strips I use do look very well sealed so as long as you have fitted and sealed the end cap and connections and it's currently working then keep an eye on it Kenny.

    It's a shame as it looks like you did a really good neat job of fitting it. For once I hope I'm wrong and it last for ages after all your hard work.

  7. #165
    Quote Originally Posted by Frimley Koi keeper View Post
    The strips I use do look very well sealed so as long as you have fitted and sealed the end cap and connections and it's currently working then keep an eye on it Kenny.

    It's a shame as it looks like you did a really good neat job of fitting it. For once I hope I'm wrong and it last for ages after all your hard work.
    Aye, took 10 mins to solder on some wires and stick it to the pond. But yeh, Iíve done it now whilst the pond isnít full. It wasnít actually the plan to put a light in there, but found the left over roll in the garage and thought, bah why not

    I did find some other ip68s on eBay but they look the same except for sealed ends. Well, one to consider for when this one breaks





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  9. #166
    As I said I hope I'm wrong and they last OK Kenny but if not there are always the IP68 set if not. Maybe a birthday or Christmas present idea for you to give to your family

  10. #167
    Todayís progress, wallet is 200 pounds lighter....

    Fitted the 4Ē valve, joined the skimmer and BD pipe, got a load of couplings to get 4Ē pipe into the 3Ē eazypod. Created a base from old patio, old decking and pallets.





    Fitted the return pump, pre-pump and post pump valves. Again loads of couplings to made the damn thing work...



    Filling the pond up now.

    Found one leak.... ďsighĒ



    Itís the return pipe into the pond.... either knocked it or didnít solvent weld it properly.... always had to be something...


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  11. #168
    Looking good Kenny, maybe you can sell the unused fittings if you have any

    If you only have one leak you did very well. Is it easy to sort out? Can't see the pictures very well on my phone.

  12. #169
    No idea, first things first. Stop filling the pond and apply some gold label to the inner joint letís see.

    Water is pretty refreshing after a hot day ... too bad itís filthy :S

    If gold label on the inside doesnít do the job, I guess Iíll have to gold label the whole hole on the outside




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  14. #170
    Good luck finding and fixing the leak.

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  16. #171
    Quote Originally Posted by Frimley Koi keeper View Post
    Good luck finding and fixing the leak.
    Thanks, and will do. Letís see tomorrow.

    Anyhow. Iíve fully filled the pond. And the filter is running. Hopefully no other issues.

    Time to keep an eye out on the water levels


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  18. #172
    Well if you don't find the leak at least you won't need to worry about watering your garden Kenny

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  20. #173
    Quote Originally Posted by Kenny000666 View Post
    Thanks, and will do. Letís see tomorrow.

    Anyhow. Iíve fully filled the pond. And the filter is running. Hopefully no other issues.

    Time to keep an eye out on the water levels


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    Looking good mate. Fingers crossed no major leaks

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  21. #174
    Replying at 6:24 this morning, what happened did you over sleep this morning Fred? Lol

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  23. #175
    Quote Originally Posted by Frimley Koi keeper View Post
    Replying at 6:24 this morning, what happened did you over sleep this morning Fred? Lol
    morning frim. no mate I was outside feeding the fish and checking on the fish in the QT. after the dosing. as I also have 3 grow on s in there. all good though

  24. #176
    And a good morning to you too.

    I knew it would be a pond related reason Fred.

    I was making some adjustments to the waste water set up this morning and had my 2 cats as helpers lol

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