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Old 10/15/2006, 10:07 AM
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ok ok ok ok o0koOKKKKK! IM GONNA TRY THIS MOD!!
and i just happen to have 2 "intermatic 12 hr timers lying around,
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Old 10/15/2006, 10:18 AM
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ok my timmers a lil diff. but gonna try it any way
we need some clearer pix tooo
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Old 10/15/2006, 12:36 PM
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well it seems the intermatic timmers are wayaaaaaaaay diff. so im off to wally world to p/u 2 new ones
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Old 10/15/2006, 09:47 PM
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yaay well after much trial its up and working!!!!!!!!! great mod!!!my tank is surging and swaying just like the ocean now sweet!!!!
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Old 10/18/2007, 06:10 PM
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Great mod

How have these held up over time?
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Old 10/18/2007, 06:52 PM
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well the one have made back in 2004 is still on the same power head and is still going with no modifications to it at all
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Old 10/18/2007, 09:27 PM
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this is FREAKING AWSOME!!! I have got be the copy cat and follow along.

what size power heads are you all using???
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Old 10/18/2007, 09:36 PM
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Can the unit run on ac but actually switch a DC circuit?
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Old 10/22/2007, 10:27 AM
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It only took me 6 times to get it right! Oh well, I stuck with it and finally got it right. Thanks for the idea. My coral seem to enjoy the alternating current.

Not completely understanding, what needed to be accomplished, was my biggest problem and it took me multiple attempts to "figure" out exactly what the problem was. Not anyone's fault except mine; just my lack of vision.

All the gears and spring ended up falling out and I didn't know where they were supposed to go. Good thing I had another timer laying around or I'd never have gotten it back together again.

Getting the cut/bending mod right, was the most difficult part. I had trouble getting "contact" points adjusted just right after making the mods. They weren't contacting, at any time, after my first couple of attempts and the pump wouldn't start.

By the way, which powerhead are you using? Do you have multiple ones alternating in your tank?
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Old 10/22/2007, 11:12 AM
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I went to Walmart here in Tampa and cannot find the timer. I did find an Intermac outdoor timer but it looked quite different. can someone tell me where to find locally if they have?
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Old 10/22/2007, 11:16 AM
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Just discovered this thread. Very creative!! Good Job.
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Old 10/22/2007, 11:24 AM
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The newer version of the timer is made by Timex. It looks exactly like the Intermac and contains the same components. I took both of them apart. I actually used parts off of one after I broke them by accident on the other one.

Be very careful when undoing the "clips" on the clear plastic housing that contains the gears. Also, make sure you observe the position of all the parts before "pulling" apart the unit after removing the 3 screws. I didn't, and it created some confusion, when reassembling the unit, after making the mods.
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Old 10/22/2007, 12:57 PM
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oops
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Old 10/22/2007, 02:37 PM
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Currently, I've got mine set for 40sec on and 20sec off. With my other powerheads and skimmer returns, I've got some pretty random flow. So far, the corals seem to appreciate it .
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Old 10/22/2007, 11:49 PM
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well the one have made back in 2004 is still on the same power head and is still going with no modifications to it at all
Wow... IMHO that's a testament to the great quality of the pump, having to withstand the inrush current so often and for so long.
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Old 10/23/2007, 12:32 AM
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That's really cool. I know what my weekend project is now!
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Old 10/23/2007, 02:10 AM
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wow mrb you got a 2 year old thread going on here your like a diy legend ha ha see ya later
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Old 10/23/2007, 02:11 AM
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why dont you link to your diy corner
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Old 10/23/2007, 01:53 PM
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wow very nice
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Old 10/24/2007, 09:06 PM
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Thanks again! I have all my original PH, I just need to clean the impeller every now and then but they work great!
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Old 01/02/2008, 08:10 PM
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What size is your power heads? I think I'm going to have to play with this a little bit
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Old 01/02/2008, 08:44 PM
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mine are a 900 and a 1200
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Old 01/03/2008, 03:14 PM
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Ok I just got done with mine, its an intermatic (bit different) put it all back together and the motor spins the wrong way any simple ways to fix this?
 

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