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CidahMastah 03-01-2011 10:35 PM

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OK check these out. Main breaker and sub panel in the garage. Slot 7 is garage breaker. I emailed this over to you as well (so you can see the bigger files).


CidahMastah 03-01-2011 10:35 PM

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OK check these out. Main breaker and sub panel in the garage. Slot 7 is garage breaker. I emailed this over to you as well (so you can see the bigger files).


CidahMastah 03-01-2011 10:35 PM

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OK check these out. Main breaker and sub panel in the garage. Slot 7 is garage breaker. I emailed this over to you as well (so you can see the bigger files).


CidahMastah 03-01-2011 10:35 PM

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OK check these out. Main breaker and sub panel in the garage. Slot 7 is garage breaker. I emailed this over to you as well (so you can see the bigger files).


Walker 03-02-2011 09:52 PM

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Here.

This is lacking a LOT of items that would make up the full system. It just shows you how power is connected to the PID, SSR, and heater element. The pic below for the PID was taken from the instruction manual for the Auber PID to show the terminals on the back of it.

Not shown are plugs, receptacles, manual power switches, temp probe connection to PID, etc.

The temp probe would connect to terminals 4 and 5 if it is a thermocouple. If it's an RTD, it connects to terminals 3, 4 and 5.

And, note that this is just one way of doing things. Some folks prefer to have an SSR on the red wire, too, controlled by the same PID and the same orange and blue wires I drew.


CidahMastah 03-03-2011 07:10 PM

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Quote:
Originally Posted by bruin_ale View Post
you could do alot with just a single 50A circuit. Run the big wire now and put a single 50A GFI and a 50A dryer plug and you can use that to power your brewery control panel. You pretty much will need some type of control panel, it doesn't need to be as elaborate as Kal's or some of the others on here - but you need at a minimum a PID and an SSR to control the heating element since you can't just let it rip full bore the whole time. There are a few toolbox builds on here that are pretty cool and more of a minimalist approach.
I would definitely be going for a minimalist approach to start. That is, putting in the power will be tool man taylor style. Then I will cool my jets and work on getting a boiler element only (with PID). After that I will work on making my brewery control panel.

So would this work?
2pole 100amp off main breaker

but the following breakers would be in the panel (15 lights), 15(outlets), 20 (garage door openers), 50 2pole gfi (brewer panel), 50 2pole gfi (240 wall socket)

Let me explain the last 50 GFI breaker. It would be used for a heater something like this (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...A1SV1BYDTUK2Z5) - though I haven't bought any heater yet. Based on that, would I be able to safely run heater off of a 50amp breaker? Or should that be on a 30 amp GFI, or is the GFI needed for a heater like that.

I was thinking of splitting the first line from the 50 amp into a junction box to a second 240 v outlet (so I could run 2 heaters if needed). The heaters would never be on at the same time as the brewing. The brewing would always take place outside.

What do you think? (see attached)Attachment 21302

CidahMastah 03-18-2011 06:52 PM

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so:


CidahMastah 03-21-2011 04:25 PM

Terminal wireing
 
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Would something like this work?


CidahMastah 03-21-2011 04:40 PM

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I gotcha. So the power feed in, then 3 terminals to pull off (using the remaining 3 spots) - see pic.

I think I am going to go with this switch. I assume 125V is ok? It will only get a feed of 120.

http://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/...51GgJXHqhCg%3d


Assumptions:
1. A would be from the wall line into the box
2. the box represents two terminals jumpered together

So it looks like I would need 10 terminals. But I will grab a few extra for potential future upgrades


CidahMastah 03-23-2011 03:50 PM

Final Wiring Drawing
 
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Hey guys - If you can check this out and let me know if you have any suggestions please let me know. This is the layout I am planning for the auberins box (the box is to scale but the components aren't). If I add the herms portion of this, I should be able to squeeze things in and put in another outlet (if needed). I have to check the wiring to see if the PID wiring is any different.

Anyway, have a look and if anything glares out - please let me know.

Thanks again for the help!



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