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Old 04-06-2012, 01:02 PM   #31
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Oh and here is where we are for the weekend, American side

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Old 04-06-2012, 09:27 PM   #32
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That is freaking gorgeous! Nature's beauty is impressive.

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Old 04-07-2012, 11:40 AM   #33
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That is freaking gorgeous! Nature's beauty is impressive.
It is quite amazing to think that much water is ALWAYS flowing over the falls!

Too bad there are basically NO good beer places in the direct area, a couple in Buffalo but we don't feel like driving in. Stopped at a brewery and vineyard on the way up which was awesome.
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Old 04-10-2012, 12:54 AM   #34
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So I dont know why its taken this long, but heres the wiring diagram I am going with(thanks to p-j!):



Also I messed around with the control panel a little tonight, trying to figure out how I am going to cram everything in there:



Got the element DPDT switch and indicators, and also the two pump switch mounted:



Mock up of the closed box is next, I plan to put the E-stop and the outlets for the pumps on the top portion of the control panel. The E-stop will probably be on the top, and the outlets on the side. I wanted to put everything on the bottom portion but I just dont think it will all fit.

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Old 04-10-2012, 01:09 AM   #35
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Forgot to put a pic of how the brewstand was modified. I removed the drawers and lowered the surface of the platform about 8" lower than what it was. This allows me to reach into the kettle for ease of hops additions, cleaning, etc.

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Old 04-10-2012, 02:23 AM   #36
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It is quite amazing to think that much water is ALWAYS flowing over the falls!
that much water wasn't always going over the falls. It used to be DOUBLE! I think half the water is diverted to make power. It's hard to imaging more water but that must have been a sight.
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Old 04-10-2012, 02:43 AM   #37
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Where did you get your terminal strips/bus bars? I found some at radio shack that are rated for 15 amps at 1100vrms. But not sure how that translates. They also carry neat 8 position jumpers that eliminate the need to make a bunch of jumpers by hand. I found heavier duty terminal strips at local home improvement stores but they are easily twice the cost.

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Old 04-10-2012, 12:36 PM   #38
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Where did you get your terminal strips/bus bars? I found some at radio shack that are rated for 15 amps at 1100vrms. But not sure how that translates. They also carry neat 8 position jumpers that eliminate the need to make a bunch of jumpers by hand. I found heavier duty terminal strips at local home improvement stores but they are easily twice the cost.
These. 25 amp at 600V. $7 for two.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...00_i00_details


And yes I would have bought some of those jumpers if I did it again.
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I also plan to use some push in connectors (can be found at Lowes/HD) for some of the 110v wiring.

http://www.hammerandhands.com/index....onnectors.html

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Those push in connectors look nice. Are you thinking about putting a cooling fan in your control box?

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