• RECEIVE THE GIFTS MEMBERS SHARE WITH YOU HERE...THEN...CREATE SOMETHING TO ENCHANT OTHERS THAT YOU WANT TO SHARE

    You know what we all love...

    When you enchant people, you fill them with delight and yourself in return. Have Fun!!!

  • 0
Sign in to follow this  
wooly1

Wiring a fish house

Question

wooly1

What is the best way to bring all the wires together for the battery connection? I currently have a mass soldered together that was done in haste. Then a poor attempt to get all into a battery clip.

I do not like to run a generator but it may come to that. How have some of you, fellow har water anglers wired your houses. Is there a wiring block or some other hardware, where I can bring the wires to and then have a single set of wires going to the battery?

Also, TV hookup, I currently have an AC/DC TV which are becoming very difficult to find. Does a converter with a regular TV drain a battery quickly? How many hours of viewing with a regular car battery would you get?

Any info appreciated. I need to update my wheeler house that I worked on while fishing 10 years ago. Time for a remodel.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

7 answers to this question

Recommended Posts

  • 0
Guest Anonymous

They make multiple connectors that are 3-4 way. Use 2-3 wires to bring the connection together and the last wire leads out to the battery. They also make connectors that have a shrink like wrapping on them. They work best to prevent corrosion and moisture.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
Whoaru99

There are any number of ways to bring all the wires together.

You could use something as simple as wire nuts, or a split-bolt compression nuts, or stud terminal blocks, or a barrier strip.

Something much better would be a fuse block so that you could fuse each circuit appropriately.

At any rate, you should always fuse the main connection right at the battery and any smaller branch circuits where they tap off the larger main.

Surplus stores like Axman, et al. can be good places to find odds and ends like this. Otherwise, electrical/electronic supply houses like Waytek or DigiKey likely has all the stuff you need.

One can even find some of this stuff in the marine, RV, or automotive section of outdoor and farm supply places.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
Lip_Ripper Guy

[Note from Admin. Please read forum policy before posting again, Thank You]

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
Jeremy airjer W

I think I would go with the fuse block as well.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
Augusta

I used a marine fuse block, under $10.00, works great, everything in my house is "fused" for protection.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
Phred52

Wooly1, Definitely go with a fused system. It beats trying to beat down the flames inside the walls. You can do this without a "block". I put 6-14 gauge wires into a copper lug connector. On the opposite end I put on "crimp on" slide connectors. The flat blade fuses (available in different amperages) fit very nicely on the crimp on connectors and if you get the correct connectors, they're insulated all the way to the end. Now I have 4 circuits fused and occupied, with 2 extra for the future. Phred52

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
wooly1

Thanks for the tips. Like I stated I did most of the build out while fishing and now I need to improve my shaky efforts from before.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  



  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • CigarGuy
      Just talked to my neighbor up at the lake and he said one of SunkedAgain's neighbors in Black Bay couldn't get to his place going across the Partridge River-he said he almost broke thru the ice!!  I'm down a ways toward Wakemup from the narrow part going into the bay, but we had over 30" last wknd.  Looking good for some open water to fish down my way by the opener!
    • delcecchi
      Pepin is natural feature of Mississippi, not man made.   Seems the Chippawa dumps a lot of sand in that causes the mississippi to back up, forming lake pepin.  But the ice going out on pepin is probably due to runoff starting and raising the river level and flow as much as anything.    If I were to compare stuff I would look at average temp for Virginia in march and april of those late ice years compared to this year.  Throw in May for good measure.
    • Cliff Wagenbach
      I can not remember the starting dates on those years but Brent would know! Cliff
    • delcecchi
      Like they say down in Loosiana, you pinch tail and suck the head.   And when they eat them, looks like they dump a bucket full on some newspaper on a picnic table and have at them.    But they still hadn't made it all the way west as of last summer, and I figure getting stopped with a cooler full of rusties heading home from the east wouldn't look good on my permanent record.... One of these years though.   I hear they are west of oak narrows now.
    • delcecchi
      Yes, had it on wife's iphone when that was the only smartphone in the family.   I think I would have to have one of the huge phablets to be able to see anything but I am old and don't see that well anymore, when it comes to fine detail.   But good you mentioned it since I had forgotten about it. 
    • Big Red Lodge
      some of the lake access areas might be interesting to navigate thru ad DNR is prepping the public landings
    • Big Red Lodge
      That is a hearty fish.  I guess that is the benefit of the late winter
    • Big Red Lodge
      Good to know.  Thanks for the update
    • Big Red Lodge
      I have not heard of any either, but the weather is looking good.  I'm optimist for opener
    • Bigfatbert
      Thanks for your updates Cliff . Out of curiosity , if this date holds true of Monday April 30th for the start of this years event , would you happen to know how this date sits with past late ice out years , for instance 1996 , 2013 ?