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Old 02-24-2012, 10:42 PM   #21
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http://www.lowes.com/ProductDisplay?...llow&cId=PDIO1

Can anyone tell me if this is a ulwd element? I don't see anything about that on the webpage.
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Old 02-24-2012, 10:44 PM   #22
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Can anyone tell me if this is a ulwd element? I don't see anything about that on the webpage.
Usually if they don't say so, then they're not. But, the website really says nothing at all. Home Depot (and amazon prime) have the Camco ULWD elements though.
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Old 02-26-2012, 06:13 AM   #23
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I had a small setback today. My son broke his leg so 2 doctor's visits, x-rays, and a cast cost me $2600 to meet my insurance deductible. I guess I won't be buying anymore parts for the brewery for a while. I will get the control panel put together since I have most the parts I need for that and go from there. I was hoping my next batch would be brewed electrically, I guess it will gas for a few more batches.

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Old 02-27-2012, 02:41 AM   #24
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I had a small setback today. My son broke his leg so 2 doctor's visits, x-rays, and a cast cost me $2600 to meet my insurance deductible. I guess I won't be buying anymore parts for the brewery for a while. I will get the control panel put together since I have most the parts I need for that and go from there. I was hoping my next batch would be brewed electrically, I guess it will gas for a few more batches.
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man that sucks sorry to hear that. Please let me know if you need anything. I just gt back from a business trip Saturday and worked at our FD's Chicken BBQ most of the day today so no work on my build today. I will keep you posted when I do more on it. Are you going to the Brew Club Meeting Thursday at the HOP SPOT??? Talk to you soon, send an email if you need anything.
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Old 02-27-2012, 05:16 AM   #25
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man that sucks sorry to hear that. Please let me know if you need anything. I just gt back from a business trip Saturday and worked at our FD's Chicken BBQ most of the day today so no work on my build today. I will keep you posted when I do more on it. Are you going to the Brew Club Meeting Thursday at the HOP SPOT??? Talk to you soon, send an email if you need anything.
I won't make it I have to work 3-11 this week. I got the holes cut out for my switches last night, I just need to find a way to cut the squares for the PID's.
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Old 02-27-2012, 05:46 AM   #26
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I am thinking jigsaw will be the best option for what I have at my disposal. I have a hi-speed reamer that I have used to ream out 1/4" steel before. I might try that with a small bit after drilling holes in the corners. The lip on the PID is not very big so there isn't much room for error.

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Got the squares cut with a jigsaw, it worked pretty well. I used files to smooth out the burrs. The jigsaw marred up the front of the box so I guess I will end up painting it. I am at work(yeah I got paid to work on this) so I will try and put up some pictures later. I still need to cut holes for my element and pump receptacles and my RTD connectors.

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So I finally have everything to finish my control panel(I think). Last night I used a 2" KO punch(punches make things easy) to put holes in for my element receptacles they are a little big so I am just going to cover them up with a cover plate so they look nice. Tonight I hope to get the holes punched for my pump outlets and attach my heat sinks to my ssr's. I bought this power cord from home depot:
http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1...&storeId=10051
I noticed that the ground and neutral wires are only 8 gauge, the hot wires are 6 though. If I have 6 gauge 4 conductor wire to my outlet will this be a problem?

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