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    Look out -- the valve is NO: Normally Open. The water flows when the power to the valve is off. You can wire it up so pressing the footswitch turns the power off to the valve, but be sure to turn the water off manually when leaving the darkroom.
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    Yeah, I know it's NO. But It is the type of valve I was trying to point out. There are dozens of choices on the site, but I was just trying to get the concept across without actually designing the entire project. The idea is that for less than $50 bux you can have automatic or switched convenience.

    I use a similar design except I have an IR photo sensor at the spiggot so when I put my hands under, it turns on by itself.
    Gun Control is like: Reducing drunk driving by making it harder for SOBER people to buy cars.

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    You could use the powered valve on the water inlet to a washing machine. These are normally closed.

    http://www.google.co.uk/products/cat...d=0CF0Q8wIwAA#


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    "People who say things won't work are a dime a dozen. People who figure out how to make things work are worth a fortune" - Dave Rat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Smith View Post
    You could use the powered valve on the water inlet to a washing machine.
    Now that's a very good idea....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Smith View Post
    You could use the powered valve on the water inlet to a washing machine. These are normally closed.

    http://www.google.co.uk/products/cat...d=0CF0Q8wIwAA#


    Steve.
    I have the perfect foot switch to go with that, it only provides power as long as the pedal is depressed.
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