Van Project: Hands-Free DC Water Pump Paddle Switch

We made a hands-free water pump switch by using a momentary on-off (SPST) push-button and wiring that in parallel with our old on-off switch. On top of the button we built a wooden paddle that allows us to put a leg or a knee onto the paddle in order to achieve hands free activation of the water pump. Easy as that.

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Top 5: Mountain Bike Trails in Oregon & Washington

There is a huge amount of fantastic mounting biking in Oregon and Washington. And while I haven’t been able to ride every trail in these states, I have managed to get in some pretty amazing rides on some excellent trails throughout the pacific northwest. Coming up with a list of just my five favorites was pretty difficult and I debated many of these quite a bit – but in the end, these are five trails I could (and have) ride over and over again and always have a smile on my face.

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