Author Topic: Electric cord pass-through watertight gasket thingy  (Read 4405 times)

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Electric cord pass-through watertight gasket thingy
« on: December 05, 2012, 02:14:43 PM »
I have no idea of the name of the part that I'm looking for, so I will describe what I want:
1. I want to avoid unlocking the seat to uncoil (and re-coil) the electric cord.
2. Instead, I want to store the cord in my panniers, which are the hard Givi boxes pictured here:
3. I would like to route the existing cord under the seat and out the back (which I normally do, just leaving about 3" of the cord sticking out) but, instead of leaving a couple inches sticking out, I want the bulk of cord to run through a U-shaped opening in the rim of the Givi that I will cut or drill.

In order to do this and to keep the Givi reasonably water-tight, the cord will need to go through a sort of bushing that keeps water out of the box. 

I can't seem to find what that bushing is called.

Added challenge: because I do not want to cut the cord, the bushing needs to be able to separate, then fold around the cord.

I have taken the liberty of sketching the details:

No fair, making fun of my sketching skills.  I hope it gives you the idea of my intent.

Thanks for any help you can provide.
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Re: Electric cord pass-through watertight gasket thingy
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2012, 02:24:41 PM »
i think Gromet is the word...

i will look at home depot...

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Re: Electric cord pass-through watertight gasket thingy
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2012, 02:29:07 PM »
http://www.amazon.com/Cannon-DSS-GROMETS-Suspenderz-Grommet/dp/B000BBDBQ8/ref=sr_1_49?ie=UTF8&qid=1354735619&sr=8-49&keywords=grommet

along these lines....look for a large one

as for coming apart...just use an exacto knife and then either glue later or see if the hole in the givi hardcase holds it together tight enough...


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Re: Electric cord pass-through watertight gasket thingy
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2012, 02:31:37 PM »
Aha! Grommet IS the word. Or "grommet sleeve."


I found the basic part, but now need to find one that I can use without cutting the cord.

I just read your idea - that may work as good or better than a pre-slit grommet sleeve.
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Re: Electric cord pass-through watertight gasket thingy
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2012, 02:35:12 PM »
do you need the sleeve part? wouldn't just the grommet work?

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Re: Electric cord pass-through watertight gasket thingy
« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2012, 02:37:27 PM »
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do you need the sleeve part? wouldn't just the grommet work?

Yeah, you're probably right about that.

I bet they'll have something workable at my local hardware store.  Thanks!
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Re: Electric cord pass-through watertight gasket thingy
« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2012, 02:40:55 PM »
if you want to be cool...use a spark plug cap....




pointlessly excessive and complicated, but much more steampunk looking...

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Re: Electric cord pass-through watertight gasket thingy
« Reply #9 on: December 05, 2012, 02:45:55 PM »
and yes, the sketch....

you should start a program called "Sketching with Sasquatch" because it looks like Big Foot did that drawing....

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Re: Electric cord pass-through watertight gasket thingy
« Reply #10 on: December 05, 2012, 03:05:40 PM »
and yes, the sketch....

you should start a program called "Sketching with Sasquatch" because it looks like Big Foot did that drawing....

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Re: Electric cord pass-through watertight gasket thingy
« Reply #11 on: February 19, 2013, 01:02:03 AM »
I am working on this really cool kit.. but I need to spend time to finish it.

I will send pictures soon.
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Re: Electric cord pass-through watertight gasket thingy
« Reply #12 on: February 19, 2013, 11:43:54 AM »
Use a cable gland. You can tighten them down in the cable.