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Old 03-24-2012, 12:52 AM   #21
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Default Panel clearance

The measured clearance is 1 1/2" which seems sufficient, as shown in the pic. The elements in the BK are ULWD. The HLT elements watt density was not a concern.

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Old 03-29-2012, 10:07 PM   #22
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Default Control panel exterior finished

Finally finished fitting and completeing exterior components installation. The selector between the two top PIDs is to allow only one kettle at a time to operate to prevent amp overload. (Left PID is HLT, right BK) The white pull knobs on each side are for the element contactors. The stop switch is top right. The amber selectors on the right from top to bottom are; water valve, pump 1, pump 2. The amber selector and the lower PID is for the HERMs. The heat sinks are set up with top left and top right for BK. Next two down each side HLT. Bottom left HERMs. I thought this will distribute the SSRs heat evenly. Next part of the build will be to install SSRs, contactors, and circuit wiring.

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Old 03-29-2012, 11:21 PM   #23
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The control box is looking good!

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Can't wait to see some test run results.

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Old 03-31-2012, 02:36 AM   #25
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Default More panel work

The SSRs are installed and switch lamp bases and switch blocks are in place. Next will be the contactors on the inner panel.

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Old 03-31-2012, 05:21 AM   #26
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I work as a maint. mech in a scrapyard. They came in as scrap stainless. (1) 55gal. drum, (2) 200L vessels, (2) 60 gal. pots. Its like working in a candy store.
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I'm building using (2) 5500W in each (HLT,BK). ULWD in the BK, purchased at Home Depot. BK is pic on the left.
Are the images in post #18 of the HLT and BK? I ask because all the elements are non-ripple, were you able to find straght, (non-ripple) 5500w ULWD @ or about 50 watts per square inch elements at HD, or any where for that matter?
This is what I'm looking for.
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The control panel looks great, I really like the larger size controllers.

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Default ULWD elements #18

I bought those at the local Home Depot. They were a stock item in the Plumbing Dept. with the water heater parts. The pic on the left is the BK.

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Old 04-04-2012, 10:38 PM   #30
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Mounted the contactors on the inner panel today. Took the time to drill and tap the screw holes for mounting. I used 10-32 Phillips head pan screws.

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