DIY Countdown TImer Outlet Box
Ever have a device that you want to only run for a specific period of time and lament the fact that you don't have a countdown timer like the ones you can put on a exhaust fan or other piece of equipment? I had two - my pickle pot and my UV curing lamp.
I put the DIY hat on and came up with this!
Built using pieces parts from Home Depot (or Lowe's or your favorite hardware store), with a little basic electrical knowledge, you can build one of these too!
*NOTE* This article is to show a concept and you will need to make sure you follow all rules for integrating such a device in your home. I will not be held responsible for damages incurred using this device, etcetera etcetera...
Here is the bill of materials (with Home Depot part numbers as of 2/3/2016):
- 050169006832 - 2 GANG HANDY BOX 2-1/8" DEEP - $4.60
- 051411261900 - RIGID LOCKNUT 1/2" STEEL 4PK - $0.75
- 051411216924 - STRAIN RELIEF 1/2" (3/8" - 1/2") 2PK - $5.99
- 781756626316 - 16/3 8' BLACK POWER TOOL CORD - $9.56
- 078477977576 - 2G WHT NYL MDWY DUPLEX/DECORA WALLPLT - $1.48
- 030878304696 - GE TIMER WIRED INW 4 HR COUNTDOWN - $19.97
- 078477462751 - 15A WHT NYLON DBL POLE DUPLEX OUTLET - $1.99
Total Cost of Parts: $44.34
If you can do basic wiring, this is an easy enough job. I will post a step-by-step assembly soon!