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Old 12-05-2012, 01:07 PM   #61
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-What kind of connections are used for the gas valve > temp controller switching? It seems like just a advanced (or maybe simplified) furnace setup.
-I remember seeing the LOVE brand controllers as a big name on the HERMS setups in posts past. I suppose they are still the brand to go with for temp automation/control.
-Already have March Pump. What are you envisioning the switch to be controlling?
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The gas valves are furnace valves. It is a simplified furnace set to run on whatever pressure and fuel you desire. The LOVE is a temperature switch that controls the furnace valve based on the measured temperature. I would use gas QD's through the side of whatever enclosure you choose. That way you could have the whole thing self contained.

I am a big fan of the LOVE brand controllers. I think there are a good value for the quality.

The switch is for turning the pump on/off. You will want the switch.
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Old 12-05-2012, 01:13 PM   #62
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I typed out a long post, but hadn't logged in and it was lost. Not sure if anyone has mentioned it yet, but the Blichmann Top Tier stand is something that is fairly turnkey, very adjustable, can be automated with turnkey solutions, and seems pretty well reviewed. I don't weld and went the route of drawing up my stands and having a local welder build them for me. I am now using the Blichmann Tower of Power controllers on my single tier and they work extremely well. Just a thought. The stand itself is not any less expensive than something you could have custom built if you shop it around your local welders. But it is adjustable and can be put together piecemeal, which seems to be its appeal with many.

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Old 12-05-2012, 01:31 PM   #63
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The stand is a concern, for sure. I've found 2 cheap options... above building my own, and below the cost of the blichmann or the MoreBeer stuff. Not sure on the build quality of these but they look viable...

http://www.amazon.com/King-Kooker-94.../dp/B00264G584
http://www.walmart.com/ip/King-Kooke...ooker/19344452

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Old 12-05-2012, 03:13 PM   #64
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I am a big fan of the LOVE brand controllers. I think there are a good value for the quality.
Whats your LOVE of choice... and burner controller as well?
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You just need a simple LOVE TS2-010 (http://www.dwyer-inst.com/Product/Te...esTS2/Ordering)

The controller depends on your fuel type/pressure.

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Propane is the name of the game here...

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You just need a simple LOVE TS2-010 (http://www.dwyer-inst.com/Product/Te...esTS2/Ordering)

The controller depends on your fuel type/pressure.
What program did you use to make those parts lists / diagrams I've seen you drop on here? I'd like to sketch something up to work with...
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excel for assembling parts lists, visio for system schematics, and sketchup for modeling.

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excel for assembling parts lists, visio for system schematics, and sketchup for modeling.
In retrospect, this seems incredibly obvious.
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