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Old 02-17-2010, 03:52 PM   #41
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In the grand scheme it isn't much, but compared to $4 for a regular outlet it is a lot. Those small upgrades add up quick as I am sure you know.
Kettles are expensive, but the small details kill you
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Old 02-17-2010, 03:55 PM   #42
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Yep. A full build only costs about $400-500 if you leave out all the details. $20 on wire here, wire stripper there, oops, I need some screws, etc. The little things are the hidden cost.

Also, it is impossible to not buy some new tools. I just bought a new step bit that goes up to 1.25 inches. It looked so nice

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Old 02-17-2010, 04:00 PM   #43
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Yep. A full build only costs about $400-500 if you leave out all the details. $20 on wire here, wire stripper there, oops, I need some screws, etc. The little things are the hidden cost.

Also, it is impossible to not buy some new tools. I just bought a new step bit that goes up to 1.25 inches. It looked so nice
Yah, soldering irons, punches, stubby screwdrivers, teflon tape, 70 feet of wire, wood screws, epoxies ahhhh THIS IS WHY I have a full parts list with everthing that it took to build this thing...
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Old 02-17-2010, 04:21 PM   #44
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THIS IS WHY I have a full parts list with everything that it took to build this thing...
Yep. So far so good. I didn't buy enough wire though. Can't win 'em all.
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Old 02-21-2010, 11:01 PM   #45
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Whoo hoo. I just got the rest of the wire I need. I should make some progress tonight!

:EDIT: I have actually been finding project time this week! Crazy I know. Anyway, the PID and all switches are wired. I need to do some soldering tonight and wire up the remaining two outlets and the box is done. So far I am pretty happy with my wiring. It should look pretty good.


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Old 02-26-2010, 01:41 PM   #46
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The box is all done except the fan! I am still figuring out the best way to install the fan.

If anyone has any idea about how I should do it to be as-close-to-code as possible let me know. Right now I am thinking of installing "splash shield" above the fan inlet and outlet ports so any falling or splashed water wouldn't enter the fan...

I would love some suggestions.

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Old 02-28-2010, 05:07 PM   #47
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The box is done!!! (except the fan....)

I updated the initial posts with more install info and pics. I also posted about my power cords and sensor.

Prost!

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What is your plan for sanitizing the immersion coil for cooling? With the way the coil is attached to the lid, either you will be boiling for the last few minutes with the lid on, or will have to use some chemicals. Or do you believe that adding the lid (and coil) at flameout will be sufficient to sanitize the coil?

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Old 03-01-2010, 08:56 PM   #49
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I will sanitize the coil with starsan. You could also dip the coil int he pot without covering it with the lid. Star San in a spray bottle is just really easy.

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You really should consider ditching the soldered ground wires to the lid and use ring terminals and a bolt.

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