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Old 03-18-2011, 07:00 PM   #131
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it needs to be heavy duty double-pole 30A with a 120V coil... he may have linked to an expensive one on his site, but that doesn't mean that's the one he bought.

This is the one I have...
http://www.pioneerbreaker.com/Produc...CN-PBC302-120V

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Old 03-18-2011, 07:30 PM   #132
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Awesome! and Thanks The tough part for me is not being familiar enough with the hardware (makes it harder for me to get the good deals on stuff!).

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Old 03-18-2011, 07:31 PM   #133
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it needs to be heavy duty double-pole 30A with a 120V coil... he may have linked to an expensive one on his site, but that doesn't mean that's the one he bought,
Yup. 120V coil, or 240V coil will work, since you have 240V available. I'd go for the 120V one.

The one that Bruin linked too is perfect.
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Old 03-18-2011, 07:39 PM   #134
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I think I will go the contactor route

Walker - Looking forward to your draw up when you get to it. I am green lighting this build. Picked up all my house power upgrade stuff and will be installing that soon.

I think I am going to grab the PID project box from Auberins. Just need to see if it will get too crowded in there (especially when I upgrade down the road to a herms).

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Old 03-18-2011, 08:25 PM   #135
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The only thing you need to do electrically to get to a herms is add an outlet and switch for a pump. That won't take up any space at all.

The guy I am helping is going to use that auber box, too. Should be plenty big.

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Old 03-18-2011, 08:50 PM   #136
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Very cool - so it looks like we are on the same track.

If you don't mind helping - I might ask you to pass on your partlist so I can try to get a good deal on some of the outlets and other things. I have picked up some of the stuff I need, but it would probably save me a ton of coin living off your electrical savvy.

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Old 03-19-2011, 01:30 AM   #137
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This doesn't fit your EXACT situation, but here's an example.

This assumes you have a 4-wire 30A input (that is GFCI protected) and have a 5500W element.

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and with another switch and receptacle added for a pump

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oh.... the little yellow boxes are fuses.

1A fast acting fuse to protect the PID and Contactor and a 2A slow-blow to protect the pump.

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Awesome walker and thanks! This looks very similar to what I had in mind. I might ask your opinion on the final drawing I do if you don't mind.

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