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Old 12-10-2010, 12:44 PM   #11
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Look really, really nice.

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Old 12-10-2010, 07:49 PM   #12
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Very clean wiring. Great Panel. Can't wait for more updates.

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Old 12-11-2010, 04:12 PM   #13
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I know this is asking a lot, but you didn't happen to do a wiring diagram, did you? Even a back-of-the-napkin rough sketch? I know my system will be nothing in comparison as I'm not even looking at the valve set-up initially, but...
I used the schematic on brewtrollers wiki as a base and tweaked it with the help of Ohio-Ed's build thread. I don't have a final drawing but these two will get you headed in the right direction.


LONG Honey Do List this weekend so I think my panel is on hold for a couple days.

Thanks everyone for the kind words and help!

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Old 12-11-2010, 05:18 PM   #14
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This is definitely one of the nicest panel jobs out there! Congrats on the awesome work.

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Old 12-12-2010, 01:31 PM   #15
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Very nice work. Makes me wish I had gone with a larger panel and used channels as you did for wire management.

The only thing missing are labels! You need some nice labels (tags)! They're dirt cheap (about $1/each). The price will be absolutely negligible compared to what you've already sent.

You can read about the ones I use here: http://www.theelectricbrewery.com/co...part-1?page=14

You fill out the info online and they show up in the mail a week or two later.

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Old 12-13-2010, 02:31 AM   #16
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Very nice work. Makes me wish I had gone with a larger panel and used channels as you did for wire management.

The only thing missing are labels! You need some nice labels (tags)! They're dirt cheap (about $1/each). The price will be absolutely negligible compared to what you've already sent.

You can read about the ones I use here: http://www.theelectricbrewery.com/co...part-1?page=14

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Thanks Kal! I obviously stole some ideas from you.

IIRC my panel is the same size as yours 16x20x8. If I wanted to add anything I'd be SOL because I am flat out of space!

I'll be adding labels at some point but I have to come up with a logo first so I can order all at the same time.

Got nothing done on the panel this weekend as I expected, but I did throw together a wooden stand. I'll fab a steel one when money and time permit but it could be a LONG time before I convince the SWMBO to let me spend any more money. At this point it's all about getting it running, function over form.

I'm hoping I can have the panel buttoned up by the end of next weekend, wish me luck!
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Old 12-13-2010, 12:29 PM   #17
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Where did you get the wire management channels?

It looks fantastic, well done.

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Where did you get the wire management channels?

It looks fantastic, well done.
They came from automationdirect.com as did the bulk of the guts of the panel. There are tons of options but I ended up using the .5" x 1" channel.

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IIRC my panel is the same size as yours 16x20x8. If I wanted to add anything I'd be SOL because I am flat out of space!
Really? It seems bigger. It's deceptive. FWIW mine's 16x16x8 so pretty close.

Panels are never as big as you first think... They fill up fast!

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Really? It seems bigger. It's deceptive. FWIW mine's 16x16x8 so pretty close.

Panels are never as big as you first think... They fill up fast!

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It's the proverbial ten pounds of sh*t in a 5 pound bag

I'm slowly but surely making progress.... I've been soldering and shrink wrapping my butt off. All of the connectors I ordered for connecting the switches to Brewtroller needed to be extended, including the 16 pin connector for the LCD. I don't feel like counting but I'm well over 100 solder connections and I'm not done yet.

I had a brain fart on making the lights on the 3 position selector switches work the way I want them to so I'm looking for suggestions.

I'd like the lights to come on ONLY when the relay is active regardless of position. Since I have the LED version of this switch I'm limited in current to 5mA. I had originally thought I could run 2 wires from the relays for the pumps, one to the receptacle and one to the switch. In theory this would allow the switch to light only when the relay was active. Problem is there would be 2A coming from the relay for the pumps which would overload the filament on the light and burn it out. I could always wire the lights direct from one 5mA fuse and use another set of contact blocks to control when the light is on, but this doesn't solve my problem.

Any ideas out there?
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