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Old 02-15-2016, 10:16 AM   #1
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2016 375 AMP XLR Thunderbolt Winter Upgrades

Since Rodney's upgrade thread is closed, thought I would start another one. I added a new feature to my Barker Auto Drain installation and modified my original video showing how it works. I wanted a way to dump my waste water tanks without having to go outside. I didn't want to run the necessary wiring to add four more switches so I decided to go remote instead. The controller cost less to install and is much easier than pushing rocker switches. If I would have thought of the idea before purchased the valves, could have saved money by not buying Barkers controls, just the motors.
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Old 02-16-2016, 03:50 PM   #2
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Old 02-16-2016, 06:08 PM   #3
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Very Nice ! Thanks for sharing your install.
I was hoping to do the power but now there is a remote! WOW ! 🍻🍻🍻

Nice job ! Did you add another circuit for the valves or tap into the battery?


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Old 02-16-2016, 07:14 PM   #4
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Thanks Homebrew. I ran a new fused power wire and ground wire from battery to two positive/negative terminal strips. The terminal strips provide power to the GAMA controller and the open proof switches on each Barker valve. The GAMA controller reverse the negative and positive wires that control the actuator motors on each valve. The 375 has the extra bath in the garage so I installed four valves, two black and two grey. I used the GAMA controller with remote that has four outputs.
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Old 02-16-2016, 07:47 PM   #5
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Again Nice install! I have a 300x12HP , only on bathroom.
I have to move my hose from black to gray when dumping and one of the valves is located under the slide.
Hoping to do some plumbing this year to resolve this issue and was thinking about electric valves .
Keep sharing your upgrades! We're all watching and hoping we can do it when it comes time. You went to the extreme with this one !!! 🍻🍻🍻


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Nice thanks for info I like remotes great idea


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What was the cost on the remote control system?


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Old 02-17-2016, 08:48 AM   #8
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I ordered the controller direct from GAMA Electronics for 135.00 plus 10.00 Priority 2 day shipping. I ordered four Barker Auto Drain Valves direct from Barker Mfg complete with switches/Viterra valves. Two 1 1/2" for grey tanks and two 3" for black tanks. Barker sold them to me complete with new Viterra valves, 409.91 shipped for all four. If I was doing it over again, would have asked Barker for a price without the controls since I figured out the remote control idea. The only part of Barkers switch I'm using is the open proof switch light, but I'm getting ready to order four LED 12vdc lights from Amazon so I can do away with the Barker switches. There are less expensive controllers available, but I liked the fact that GAMA is american made and is used on industrial applications. GAMA also has individual controller for operating one valve for around 50.00.
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Thanks that is a great mod I have a 425 did you just let the cables just hang


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I zip tied the cable valves out of the way just incase the electric valves don't perform as designed. I'm thinking about removing the cable handles and installing the open proof switch lights in the same hole as the cable handles. I'm looking on Amazon now for some two wire 12 vdc LED lights that will replace the Barker light and that will fit the same holes as the cables.
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