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Old 09-30-2012, 01:53 PM   #11
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Some questions for the OP - How did you cut the hole for the pump head? I assume a hole saw, then a dremel or drill to make notches for the screws? What size hole saw did you use?

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Old 09-30-2012, 02:18 PM   #12
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Some questions for the OP - How did you cut the hole for the pump head? I assume a hole saw, then a dremel or drill to make notches for the screws? What size hole saw did you use?
I've uploaded the pattern for the March 809 pumphead cutout here:

March 809 Pump Bulkhead Cutout


I built a nearly identical pump box as the OP. I even store the cord inside in the same way (use a thinner cord!). I drilled an array of small holes on the sides of the box for some ventilation. I've never had an overheating issue in more than 2 years of use.
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Old 09-30-2012, 02:21 PM   #13
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Perfect. Thanks!

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Old 10-01-2012, 12:38 PM   #14
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Few mods while watching football...

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Old 11-10-2012, 01:15 PM   #15
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Have you had any overheating issues since adding the fan and vent holes?
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Old 11-12-2012, 01:58 PM   #16
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Have you had any overheating issues since adding the fan and vent holes?
No overheating. Actually, it's still at ambient temp after ~20m of running. I'm guessing that the fan/holes are overkill.
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