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Old 01-21-2012, 10:28 PM   #21
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You are more than welcome. Thanks a lot for the feedback.

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Old 01-22-2012, 11:50 PM   #22
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Got a little bit more done today. DIN rails and contactors mounted, terminal blocks and breakers installed, and some of the wiring done.

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Got holes cut for the PIDs and switches. The PIDs were a bit aggravating to do with the dremel, but not too bad. I cut just inside my lines almost to the edges, finished cutting with a steak knife, and used a file to get it to fit just right. The first one I cut with the dremel I screwed up a little and went outside of my lines, but it doesn't show too badly. The switches were a breeze with the step bit.


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More to come whenever the toddler gives me some more time to get stuff done.



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Old 01-23-2012, 06:52 PM   #23
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Please excuse my ignorance, but what are the benefits of DIN mounted terminal blocks versus regular screw terminal blocks you find at Home Depot? I ask because the enclosure I bought has a DIN rail and about 20 single pass through terminal blocks. I wasn't planning on using a DIN mounted system, but I'm now entertaining the idea.



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Got a little bit more done today. DIN rails and contactors mounted, terminal blocks and breakers installed, and some of the wiring done.

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Got holes cut for the PIDs and switches. The PIDs were a bit aggravating to do with the dremel, but not too bad. I cut just inside my lines almost to the edges, finished cutting with a steak knife, and used a file to get it to fit just right. The first one I cut with the dremel I screwed up a little and went outside of my lines, but it doesn't show too badly. The switches were a breeze with the step bit.


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More to come whenever the toddler gives me some more time to get stuff done.
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Old 01-23-2012, 08:43 PM   #24
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That they are modular was the big selling point for me.

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I like your control panel wiring (very clean) can you please post some close up shots of the inside of your box when it is completed? I would very much like to copy a lot of what you have done. I am building a 2 keggle electric RIMS system (sparge optional) and have the same switches and PID's that you have as well as 2 SSR's and two coil relays. Thanks.

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I like your control panel wiring (very clean) can you please post some close up shots of the inside of your box when it is completed? I would very much like to copy a lot of what you have done. I am building a 2 keggle electric RIMS system (sparge optional) and have the same switches and PID's that you have as well as 2 SSR's and two coil relays. Thanks.
Thanks, it isn't done yet, but I plan on keeping it as clean as possible. I will definitely get out the good camera when all is done and give some detailed shots of the wiring, both to help others and to let those more knowledgeable than myself pick it apart if need-be. Best of luck on your build!
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Old 01-27-2012, 12:45 PM   #27
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So I learned the hard way that the proper size hole saw for the round 125V single outlets is NOT 1 1/2, but rather 1 3/8. Doh!

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No big deal since it is out of sight on the bottom, but still lame just the same. 2 1/8 worked just fine for the bigger one:

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May future builds have more purty as a result of my mistake.

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Old 01-30-2012, 09:24 PM   #28
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Got my camlocks from proflowdynamics today, so unless I forgot something, I have 100% of the parts I meed to get this project finished. Now I gotta find the time. Here is a shot of the assistant brewer dilligently inspecting our shipment of camlocks:

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Old 01-30-2012, 10:28 PM   #29
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That's so friggin' cute.

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nice... you let him taste the prefermented beer right?



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