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TrainSafe 08-31-2012 01:07 AM

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I finished punching and cutting the panel cover tonight.



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TrainSafe 09-02-2012 07:32 PM

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On my day off, I managed to get the ventilation mostly complete.

Going into the project, I expected that building the hood would be the quicker task and that running the duct work and adding the exterior vent would be the more time consuming portion. It turned out to be the opposite. I got the big hole cut in the house and the siding work finished in about an hour. The biggest constraint was the tight joist spacing that necessitated the fan be mounted on about a 30* angle.

I still have some staining left to do on the oak hood. You'll notice that the front is stained, but the side isn't. I'm using up some leftovers from a previous project along with some virgin boards.


TrainSafe 09-02-2012 07:32 PM

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On my day off, I managed to get the ventilation mostly complete.

Going into the project, I expected that building the hood would be the quicker task and that running the duct work and adding the exterior vent would be the more time consuming portion. It turned out to be the opposite. I got the big hole cut in the house and the siding work finished in about an hour. The biggest constraint was the tight joist spacing that necessitated the fan be mounted on about a 30* angle.

I still have some staining left to do on the oak hood. You'll notice that the front is stained, but the side isn't. I'm using up some leftovers from a previous project along with some virgin boards.


TrainSafe 09-02-2012 07:32 PM

5 Attachment(s)

On my day off, I managed to get the ventilation mostly complete.

Going into the project, I expected that building the hood would be the quicker task and that running the duct work and adding the exterior vent would be the more time consuming portion. It turned out to be the opposite. I got the big hole cut in the house and the siding work finished in about an hour. The biggest constraint was the tight joist spacing that necessitated the fan be mounted on about a 30* angle.

I still have some staining left to do on the oak hood. You'll notice that the front is stained, but the side isn't. I'm using up some leftovers from a previous project along with some virgin boards.


TrainSafe 09-02-2012 07:32 PM

5 Attachment(s)

On my day off, I managed to get the ventilation mostly complete.

Going into the project, I expected that building the hood would be the quicker task and that running the duct work and adding the exterior vent would be the more time consuming portion. It turned out to be the opposite. I got the big hole cut in the house and the siding work finished in about an hour. The biggest constraint was the tight joist spacing that necessitated the fan be mounted on about a 30* angle.

I still have some staining left to do on the oak hood. You'll notice that the front is stained, but the side isn't. I'm using up some leftovers from a previous project along with some virgin boards.


TrainSafe 09-02-2012 07:32 PM

5 Attachment(s)

On my day off, I managed to get the ventilation mostly complete.

Going into the project, I expected that building the hood would be the quicker task and that running the duct work and adding the exterior vent would be the more time consuming portion. It turned out to be the opposite. I got the big hole cut in the house and the siding work finished in about an hour. The biggest constraint was the tight joist spacing that necessitated the fan be mounted on about a 30* angle.

I still have some staining left to do on the oak hood. You'll notice that the front is stained, but the side isn't. I'm using up some leftovers from a previous project along with some virgin boards.


TrainSafe 09-02-2012 07:34 PM

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Here's one more shot with the 20 gallon kettle in the picture just for perspective.

The black wire in the foreground is the supply power. I just landed the other end in the panel when I ran out of time and had to leave for the family weekend. Next task is to finish that.


TrainSafe 09-05-2012 03:26 AM

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I'm having difficulty updating this thread. I normally browse HBT from my phone, but the application crashes every time I try to attach a photo.

I got quite a bit done in the last day. Power is connected and run. This set me back an extra $150. I had purchased a QO260GFI breaker from another brewer who wasn't using it. I've had it laying around for about six months in anticipation of this build. In fact, SWMBO created some grief when she say I bought a breaker that I didn't need (yet). I couldn't resist as the price was so cheap. Now I understand why. It is rated for 240V applications only. It lacks a neutral connection on the load side. The 120V loads in my build would trip the GFCI function immediately. So, I ended up buying a new breaker at retail pricing from Menards. Funny thing too - they charge $119 for the breaker installed in a non-metallic spa panel (out of stock) and $135 for the bare breaker. They only had one bare breaker in stock so I took it.

Accomplished tonight:

  • Breaker installed in panel
  • Feeder cable routed
  • Conduit and box installed
  • Outlet terminated
  • Made up a couple of hoses
  • MLT fittings installed; MLT complete
  • One pump is wired and plumbed - still needs mounting
  • HERMS Coil ready to install - see below

I purchased the 50' 1/2" stainless immersion chiller from Midwest Supplies to use for my HERMS coil. Last year I purchased 50' of stainless tubing and tried to bend my own. I learned some new vocabulary and ended up kinking it like crazy. It was never functional, and I ended up buying a plate chiller. Fast forward to this build. I knew I didn't want to mess around with bending so I bought this guy and cut off the ends. I installed two 90* compression fittings and everything is good to go. It was a little tricky to get the fittings on. The tubing bends out of round into an oval shape during the coiling. I had to use a channellock pliers to squeeze it back into round while sliding on the fitting components.

I'm waiting on my hole-saw to arrive from Amazon. Once that is here I'll be able to finish my BK and HLT.

Fun stuff.

TrainSafe 09-05-2012 03:26 AM

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I'm having difficulty updating this thread. I normally browse HBT from my phone, but the application crashes every time I try to attach a photo.

I got quite a bit done in the last day. Power is connected and run. This set me back an extra $150. I had purchased a QO260GFI breaker from another brewer who wasn't using it. I've had it laying around for about six months in anticipation of this build. In fact, SWMBO created some grief when she say I bought a breaker that I didn't need (yet). I couldn't resist as the price was so cheap. Now I understand why. It is rated for 240V applications only. It lacks a neutral connection on the load side. The 120V loads in my build would trip the GFCI function immediately. So, I ended up buying a new breaker at retail pricing from Menards. Funny thing too - they charge $119 for the breaker installed in a non-metallic spa panel (out of stock) and $135 for the bare breaker. They only had one bare breaker in stock so I took it.

Accomplished tonight:

  • Breaker installed in panel
  • Feeder cable routed
  • Conduit and box installed
  • Outlet terminated
  • Made up a couple of hoses
  • MLT fittings installed; MLT complete
  • One pump is wired and plumbed - still needs mounting
  • HERMS Coil ready to install - see below

I purchased the 50' 1/2" stainless immersion chiller from Midwest Supplies to use for my HERMS coil. Last year I purchased 50' of stainless tubing and tried to bend my own. I learned some new vocabulary and ended up kinking it like crazy. It was never functional, and I ended up buying a plate chiller. Fast forward to this build. I knew I didn't want to mess around with bending so I bought this guy and cut off the ends. I installed two 90* compression fittings and everything is good to go. It was a little tricky to get the fittings on. The tubing bends out of round into an oval shape during the coiling. I had to use a channellock pliers to squeeze it back into round while sliding on the fitting components.

I'm waiting on my hole-saw to arrive from Amazon. Once that is here I'll be able to finish my BK and HLT.

Fun stuff.

TrainSafe 09-05-2012 03:26 AM

3 Attachment(s)

I'm having difficulty updating this thread. I normally browse HBT from my phone, but the application crashes every time I try to attach a photo.

I got quite a bit done in the last day. Power is connected and run. This set me back an extra $150. I had purchased a QO260GFI breaker from another brewer who wasn't using it. I've had it laying around for about six months in anticipation of this build. In fact, SWMBO created some grief when she say I bought a breaker that I didn't need (yet). I couldn't resist as the price was so cheap. Now I understand why. It is rated for 240V applications only. It lacks a neutral connection on the load side. The 120V loads in my build would trip the GFCI function immediately. So, I ended up buying a new breaker at retail pricing from Menards. Funny thing too - they charge $119 for the breaker installed in a non-metallic spa panel (out of stock) and $135 for the bare breaker. They only had one bare breaker in stock so I took it.

Accomplished tonight:

  • Breaker installed in panel
  • Feeder cable routed
  • Conduit and box installed
  • Outlet terminated
  • Made up a couple of hoses
  • MLT fittings installed; MLT complete
  • One pump is wired and plumbed - still needs mounting
  • HERMS Coil ready to install - see below

I purchased the 50' 1/2" stainless immersion chiller from Midwest Supplies to use for my HERMS coil. Last year I purchased 50' of stainless tubing and tried to bend my own. I learned some new vocabulary and ended up kinking it like crazy. It was never functional, and I ended up buying a plate chiller. Fast forward to this build. I knew I didn't want to mess around with bending so I bought this guy and cut off the ends. I installed two 90* compression fittings and everything is good to go. It was a little tricky to get the fittings on. The tubing bends out of round into an oval shape during the coiling. I had to use a channellock pliers to squeeze it back into round while sliding on the fitting components.

I'm waiting on my hole-saw to arrive from Amazon. Once that is here I'll be able to finish my BK and HLT.

Fun stuff.


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