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fujieagle 08-25-2012 06:28 PM

Show us how you mounted your control panel
 
I am looking for some different ideas on how you guys have mounted your control panel. I thought there was a thread on here for it but I can't seem to find it. So, let's post some pics of what you have done for mounting of your control panels please.

bolts 08-27-2012 09:38 PM

My enclosure came with 8 total mounting brackets. 4 each with keyholes in opposite directions. Mounting was pretty easy though. I put a 3/4" x ~2.5" board of an appropriate width on the wall with two holes on each end directly over a stud. 3" screws keep it in place. I used lag screws that fit through the keyhole (take the bracket to home depot).

As far as alignment, mount the top first including the board and lag screws. I put the lag screws a bit above center so the bracket is mostly centered. Then hang the panel and mark where you want the bottom board -- mount that, and then finally put the bottom lag screws in place.

I painted it then since I was painting that wall anyway. The 'buttons' are just filling the screw holes.

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-6...1-DSC_2225.jpg

BeerguyNC61 08-27-2012 09:43 PM

Nice job!

abarnett 08-27-2012 11:04 PM

Haven't done this myself, but I've seen people mount control panels with VESA TV mounts. They can usually handle the weight, and allow flexibility in positioning.

fujieagle 08-28-2012 02:35 AM

Thanks guys. I'll hve to check out the versa mounts.

terrazza 09-03-2012 02:53 AM

Entire different approach, used 4" TCs and fittings to mount directly to tank.

http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/g...0/DSC01731.jpg

http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/g...0/DSC01737.jpg

http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/g...0/DSC01742.jpg

http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/g...0/DSC01738.jpg

tjpfeister 09-03-2012 03:20 AM

Conduit style. Gives you a little work room for notes, measurements, shaking dice.
http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphoto...07931286_n.jpg

nhwrecker 09-04-2012 04:58 PM

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I made a temporary support for the control panel, using a 2x4 bolted to the end of a kal-clone brew table, and using a flat screen TV pivoting arm mount (that you can't see in the picture). The control panel can swivel 180 degrees for storage.

I eventually will have the panel on the wall, but need to stud and sheet rock first. Project is definitely still on-going, and not operational yet.

ohararp 09-04-2012 08:53 PM

terrazza, got any more details on your rig?

NewBrewB 09-04-2012 10:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by terrazza
Entire different approach, used 4" TCs and fittings to mount directly to tank.

Yeah we're gonna need some more info....that thing is straight out of the caves under Wayne Manor!


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