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Old 10-18-2010, 11:23 PM   #11
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This is my panel, i made it with one of those $20-$25 gray electrical enclosures they sell at home depot.



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Old 10-19-2010, 04:45 PM   #12
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This site by Kal (member here) shows a relatively cheap enclosure. It seems big enough for most setups. P.S. The entire site and build are awesome.
http://www.theelectricbrewery.com/control-panel-part-1?page=3
Great info!!! But where is part 2?
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Old 10-19-2010, 06:00 PM   #13
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Great info!!! But where is part 2?
It is in progress. Kal has posted some teaser images for the schematics / wiring in the thread about Part 1.

I know that I keep checking the site daily hoping for it to be there each morning.
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Old 10-20-2010, 03:27 AM   #14
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I might go with one of these if I can't find a cheap metal box.

http://www.polycase.com/

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Old 10-20-2010, 03:59 AM   #15
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This is my panel, i made it with one of those $20-$25 gray electrical enclosures they sell at home depot.



Nice panel on the cheap! Looks great. How do you guys do these cutouts in the metal boxes? Or is this one plastic? Anyway, that's real nice. I might do the same thing.
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Old 10-20-2010, 10:53 AM   #16
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Nice panel on the cheap! Looks great. How do you guys do these cutouts in the metal boxes? Or is this one plastic? Anyway, that's real nice. I might do the same thing.
Thanks, this one is plastic. I used hole saws for all of the circles, for the rectangles i drilled out the four corners and cut the straight lines with a jig saw.
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I can see this happening to my brew rig, but not any time real soon. Think I am going to start buying parts and putting in a box with a check off list until I get enough to build it.

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Old 10-20-2010, 12:31 PM   #18
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Old 10-20-2010, 03:30 PM   #19
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I've got a bunch of panels on the Classifieds.

Otherwise, you can usually get a pretty good deal on eBay if you really dig around.

The plastic ones at your favorite home improvement store will work too, if you aren't installing a lot of components.

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Stop by a local electrical contractor. We tear out enclosures quite often. Some we save others go in our scrap pile out back. That is where I got mine.



Nothing fancy but the price was right.

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