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Old 01-13-2011, 02:50 AM   #201
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Wow. This one looks like an *exact* replica. Cool! Nice work!

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Old 01-13-2011, 03:38 PM   #202
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Here's my Kal-inspired CP:

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Old 01-13-2011, 11:38 PM   #203
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Kal...quick question for you.

I've modeled my CP after yours, minus the amp and volt meter. I've also left out the 50 amp shunt. Here is a schematic from your website:



You've got 10 AWG wire going from the relay to the shunt, then 14 AWG wire from the shunt to the terminal strip. Since I don't have a shunt, can I just use 14 AWG from the relay to the strip or do I need to use 10 AWG?

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Old 01-14-2011, 12:58 AM   #204
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Hi!

You can use 14 AWG from the relay to the Neutral bus. No issues.

Just make sure to use 10 AWG from the relay (not shunt) to the SSRs in the later diagram:



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You can use 14 AWG from the relay to the Neutral bus. No issues.

Just make sure to use 10 AWG from the relay (not shunt) to the SSRs in the later diagram:



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And 10 AWG from the "Power In" relay to the HOT bus, or is 14 AWG suitable? I don't have a shunt.
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Sorry, yes, 14 AWG fromr the power in relay to the HOT bus. (That's what I meant to say).

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Old 01-14-2011, 01:54 AM   #207
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I wonder how many control panel builds you inspired. I had a hard time finding heating elements. Amazon store is sold out.

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Old 01-14-2011, 03:05 AM   #208
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I wonder how many control panel builds you inspired. I had a hard time finding heating elements. Amazon store is sold out.
That stinks. I will be building an almost exact replica so count me in. I have wanted an electric system but didn't have the knowledge to design one myself. However, I most definitely can build one especially with such great directions. The nice thing is I wanted a single tier HERMS system which is exactly what this control panel and system is designed for. I was psyched to find Kals website. Perfect timing for me.
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Old 01-14-2011, 12:43 PM   #209
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Give it a day or two. They'll be back in stock. Happens all the time.

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Old 01-14-2011, 03:03 PM   #210
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I wonder how many control panel builds you inspired. I had a hard time finding heating elements. Amazon store is sold out.
It seems like Amazons only source for the Camco 5500W elements is Rons Hardware and it appears that the popularity of the element for Kals build and other electric brewing rigs seems to be killing their supply pretty quickly. They show up in stock every once in a while via Amazon so you just have to hope that you time it right.

If anyone is getting frustrated trying to find them I found a site which operates a local True Value outlet and they had about 20 elements in stock. Clearly the operation is for a hometown hardware store but don't be too scared away by the 1995 look of their webpage. I was able to order online and pay via Paypal and had the elements shipped perfectly fine to me in about a week. Just follow the link below to go directly to the Camco listing at (and you'll love the name) "Honey Do Hardware". Classic.

https://www.honeydohardware.com/comersus/store/comersus_viewItem.asp?idProduct=44144
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