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Old 01-14-2013, 11:16 PM   #41
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Haha! I had a feeling, I had read a build on The Powers Brewery website, and he said hat he used a bathroom fan motor without any more details on it that I could find. So I just searched that on Amazon and came up with that motor and thought it might work. I'm glad I asked! Thanks again!!

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Old 01-15-2013, 02:23 PM   #42
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P-J,

I am not sure if this is a crazy request or not but it would be really nice to have the diagram that I am using to reflect my build. Currently I am using several to piece it together, which is fine, but not ideal of course. I would love for the key switch w/ indicator light and contactor to be added, along with the internal breakers and thermometer probe switch instead of PID switch.

I feel really bad requesting this because I know everyone here asks so much from you but I thought it doesn't hurt to ask.

If not up to it, I totally understand!

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Old 01-17-2013, 09:35 AM   #43
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Instead of churning the HLT with a mechanical motor, how about bubbling in air using an aquarium pump? It might be an easier way to agitate the water.

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Old 01-26-2013, 02:20 PM   #44
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Alien, thanks for the suggestion! I actually might end up going in that direction.


Last week I brought my parts over to my dads to start building this thing and we got a few holes completed before I had to leave. All week he has been working on it on his own and wow, he is kicking butt!

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Old 01-26-2013, 02:26 PM   #45
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More progress photos! He ended up using truck bed liner paint! It turned out really nice.

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Old 01-26-2013, 05:46 PM   #46
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Looking good man! Keep us posted on the progress.

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Old 01-29-2013, 04:07 AM   #47
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Thanks Corey!


My Dad has been having trouble with the wiring but I think he figured it out! He is on a mission!

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Hey Sean,

Have you installed the element yet? If so, are you having any issues getting your element to seal in the side of the cooler? I worked on it for about 90 minutes last night trying to get it to seal the kal/blichman way and it definitely leaks. How did you/are you planning to set-up your locknut, washer, o-ring?

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Old 02-02-2013, 02:59 PM   #49
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Hey Corey,


I have no yet tried to mount the elements yet but was planning on using this site as a guide.

http://e-brewing.tumblr.com/post/289...d-instructions

http://billbufkin.com/mill_&_hlt.htm

Sorry, I am not much help but will let you know when we get to it. I assume you will have it figured out by then.


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Thanks for the response. I just got it figured out. I ended up getting it to work the same way kal does on his site with a washer around the silicone o-ring. I'm not sure what i was doing wrong yesterday but it kept leaking. To be safe I really plastered the silicone all around the inside of the conduit box. I'll let it sit overnight with 10 gallons of water in it and look for any signs of leaking. If all is well i'll try my luck with the wiring before the superbowl.

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