Electric Brewing Supply 30A BCS Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Electric Brewing > Show us how you mounted your control panel
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 08-25-2012, 06:28 PM   #1
fujieagle
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: usa
Posts: 233
Liked 15 Times on 11 Posts
Likes Given: 18

Default 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.

__________________
fujieagle is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-27-2012, 09:38 PM   #2
bolts
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 306
Liked 8 Times on 7 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

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.

__________________
bolts is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-27-2012, 09:43 PM   #3
BeerguyNC61
Senior Member
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Annapolis, MD
Posts: 538
Liked 62 Times on 48 Posts
Likes Given: 10

Default

Nice job!

__________________
BeerguyNC61 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-27-2012, 11:04 PM   #4
abarnett
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 5 reviews
 
abarnett's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Jenkintown, PA
Posts: 159
Liked 3 Times on 2 Posts
Likes Given: 11

Default

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.

__________________
abarnett is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-28-2012, 02:35 AM   #5
fujieagle
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: usa
Posts: 233
Liked 15 Times on 11 Posts
Likes Given: 18

Default

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

__________________

Blessed be the mother who gives birth to a brewer.

fujieagle is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-03-2012, 02:53 AM   #6
terrazza
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: portland
Posts: 168
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default

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







__________________
terrazza is offline
cfrazier77 Likes This 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-03-2012, 03:20 AM   #7
tjpfeister
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
tjpfeister's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Green Bay, WI
Posts: 495
Liked 20 Times on 14 Posts
Likes Given: 18

Default

Conduit style. Gives you a little work room for notes, measurements, shaking dice.

__________________

The hardest part of all-grain brewing is arguing about it on the interwebs.
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Tims-C...9089362?ref=hl

tjpfeister is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-04-2012, 04:58 PM   #8
nhwrecker
Senior Member
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
 
nhwrecker's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Nashua, NH
Posts: 477
Liked 54 Times on 42 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

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.

mounted_panel.jpg  
__________________
nhwrecker is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-04-2012, 08:53 PM   #9
ohararp
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Hampton, VA
Posts: 65
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

terrazza, got any more details on your rig?

__________________
ohararp is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-04-2012, 10:09 PM   #10
NewBrewB
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
NewBrewB's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Pace, FL
Posts: 791
Liked 25 Times on 23 Posts
Likes Given: 12

Default

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!
__________________

And now you see that Evil will always triumph, because Good is dumb!

NewBrewB is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
This box big enough for control panel? benbradford Electric Brewing 3 06-24-2012 04:50 AM
New Control Panel Spring_Chicken Electric Brewing 5 06-05-2012 07:34 PM
Using A Retired Service Panel For A Control Panel kgalle Electric Brewing 2 04-25-2012 11:52 AM
Control Panel Help friedpicklechips Electric Brewing 15 02-25-2012 02:33 PM
Mounting spa panel guts in control panel kevink Electric Brewing 7 08-20-2011 02:31 AM