DIY Pulsator

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  1. WestKyHunt

    WestKyHunt Refuge Member

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    I know this has been discussed multiple times in here now, but do to photo bucket images not showing I figured I'd ask for some clarification.
    I decided to make my own pair of pulsator's and have all the parts together. Before attaching anything I decided it'd be best to mock up everything.
    My question is, where should I put the flasher? It will be in a sealed pill bottle.
    I plan to have a 2 pole trailer plug close to the battery for quick disconnect and charging.
     
  2. negooseman

    negooseman Senior Refuge Member

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    I put mine in the waterproof box where the battery is, no pill bottle.
     
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  3. Rice Hunter

    Rice Hunter Senior Refuge Member

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    Yep. x2
     
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  4. WestKyHunt

    WestKyHunt Refuge Member

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    So would you put the 2 pole plug in the box or outside it? Before or after the flasher?
    I'll look into the waterproof boxes :tu
     
  5. GUNNERX2

    GUNNERX2 Elite Refuge Member

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    If you have a Walmart close by, they are a great source for the waterproof boxes (in the camping dept).
     
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  6. negooseman

    negooseman Senior Refuge Member

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    that's where I got mine. I put everything in the box so all there is is a wire running(lamp cord) from the box to the decoy.
     
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  7. mpkowal

    mpkowal Senior Refuge Member

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    Just curious how much did it cost to build one of these including battery.And what type of battery works best.
     
  8. WestKyHunt

    WestKyHunt Refuge Member

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    I lucked unto the batteries for free but I think they're usually around $20 or so. I'm using 12V 7.0AH.
    Before building I priced all the materials (at my local prices or online) and it came to around $130 for 2 pulsators
     
  9. negooseman

    negooseman Senior Refuge Member

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    You can find the batteries much cheaper searching online. Yep, bout $65/pulsator.
     
  10. Ringbill

    Ringbill Elite Refuge Member Flyway Manager

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    I use a 12 volt battery that is a little bigger than 2 packs of cigarettes put together. It runs it all morning & fits into the waterproof box well.
    I, too---put the controls in the waterproof "anchor box"

    Ringbill
     

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