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Old 11-11-2011, 09:40 PM   #1
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Well I have pulled the trigger and started ordering parts to build my E-HERMS. I am building the same basic system as The Electric Brewery but will be building it on my own.

Today I ordered:
Heating elements: Amazon - $55.91
Parts for elements: McMaster-Carr - $167.56

I'll try and document this as best I can

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Old 11-11-2011, 09:54 PM   #2
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Good deal! Be sure to take lots of pictures!

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I am going to try and use a much of my existing equipment as I can. Here is what I have to start with.

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Old 11-12-2011, 12:35 AM   #4
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sounds like fun.. and a good starting point... I will enjoy watching your build!

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Ran and to Home Depot for the rest of the parts needed to build the two elements. Cost was $43.51

Second picture is my breaker box. We recently sold our hot tub so I have the bottom left breaker for the brew system. I plan on replacing that breaker with a GFCI so I have the protection way back at the main breaker.

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We recently sold our hot tub
I just got a hot tub when I bought my house a year and a half ago. I freaking love that thing. I thought it would get old, but nothing like a tough day finished by a beer and a soak in the hot tub. Why'd you dump it? Just not using it enough?
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I just got a hot tub when I bought my house a year and a half ago. I freaking love that thing. I thought it would get old, but nothing like a tough day finished by a beer and a soak in the hot tub. Why'd you dump it? Just not using it enough?
God, that sounds soo awesome right now! We're moving soon (hopefully) and I fully intend to have a hot tub somewhere in the house!
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Subscribed! I'm at EXACTLY the same place as you are, I think. I have what looks like the same equipment, and I'm going electric as well. I even have a spa panel that's no longer used, with a 50 amp breaker in the main.

But I think I'm going Brewtroller to control it. So post lots of pics for what you do, 'cause I'm going to follow right behind you.

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I just got a hot tub when I bought my house a year and a half ago. I freaking love that thing. I thought it would get old, but nothing like a tough day finished by a beer and a soak in the hot tub. Why'd you dump it? Just not using it enough?
We had it for 6 years and used the heck out of it the first 4 years. The last couple of years I spent more time fixing it then sitting in it. We also have a whirlpool tub inside so we use that now.
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Very nice!! Keeping an eye on you!!! looking to do exactly the same thing.... Best of luck!!!

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