You really don’t need that cover plate. They don’t keep crud out, only in. Ditch them!@andrew1964
Haha I couldn't even see a drain hole on either side . That doesn't inspire confidence in getting them out, I was hoping to cut off the nut/stud then bash it out from the top with a drift. My plan for water ingress was to keep the factory tieed foam strips off of the cover plate, that way it would have an air gap to let water more easily evaporate. If that doesn't work I was going to cut a couple lengths of aluminium bar, mount the reservoirs to them and bolt them on where the cover went. At least then it would be open enough for me to get my hand in there to scoop out any water/muck.
Yes I did mention in my provious update that I was probably going to get rid of them. I'm not happy with the mounting as the plates are very thin and flimsy and the reservoirs can be moved by hand. I have some 3mm aluminium strip that I'll cut and mount the reservoirs to in the near future.Well I can see from your photo why you are keeping the cover plate. Mounting the remote reservoir on top of the plate will make it even harder to clean out. Might I suggest a piece of flat bar across the top and mount the reservoir to that? That way you can still get a hose in there to wash it out.
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Hey Jack, I have them on a carling switch up front so I can switch off the controller to save power. This is the controller I bought, there are plenty of similar ones on Ebay/Aliexpress/Amazon.Well done. The lights look great
Can you link to the ones you bought? do they have a normal switch as well or is it all done through the phone?
Thanks mate that’s great. Which warm white LED strips did you get? Although they use a little more power, they sound like they give a softer spread of light. I also can’t start the cool white LEDs that are available everywhere 🤢
These are ones I used. The strip is 5mm wide, but you can 10mm wide strips with the LED's turned sideways, and with more LED's per meter of strip.Thanks mate that’s great. Which warm white LED strips did you get? Although they use a little more power, they sound like they give a softer spread of light. I also can’t start the cool white LEDs that are available everywhere 🤢