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Old 03-08-2012, 01:21 PM   #31
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Using the auber 2352 with 240. I used all 10 gauge wiring. I used a diagram that PJ set me up with. PJ was also nice enough to walk me through the control box build. I also wired up a spa panel for gfci protection. The spa panel will plug into a 3 wire dryer outlet and the control box will plug into a 4 wire outlet hooked up to the spa panel. I plan on testing the control box and spa panel this weekend without the elements connected. And test the rtd probe.

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Old 03-08-2012, 10:58 PM   #32
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Something doesn't add up. 5500w/240v = 22.9 amps. That's 46 amps for 2 heaters. 10 gauge aint gonna cut it! How many breakers do you have? What amp rating? Do you have 1 or 2 contactors? Care to share that drawing? I have 4 heaters but I use 3 breakers and I can get away with 10 gauge wire (barely)....

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Old 03-08-2012, 11:12 PM   #33
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I brew with an all-electric HERMS system in Westport, CT. Just brewed 10 gallons of porter today which I'll later divide and infuse one part with cocunut and another with Kona coffee. Just tapped my first Brett beer after 17 months of aging. Looking forward to meeting others.

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Old 03-08-2012, 11:59 PM   #34
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Something doesn't add up. 5500w/240v = 22.9 amps. That's 46 amps for 2 heaters. 10 gauge aint gonna cut it! How many breakers do you have? What amp rating? Do you have 1 or 2 contactors? Care to share that drawing? I have 4 heaters but I use 3 breakers and I can get away with 10 gauge wire (barely)....
I don't have a pic right now but I'll post one tomorrow. Both elements can not be fired up simultaneously though. Not sure if that makes a difference
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Old 03-09-2012, 12:00 AM   #35
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I brew with an all-electric HERMS system in Westport, CT. Just brewed 10 gallons of porter today which I'll later divide and infuse one part with cocunut and another with Kona coffee. Just tapped my first Brett beer after 17 months of aging. Looking forward to meeting others.
Post a pic of your rig. I can't wait till mine is finished
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I don't have a pic right now but I'll post one tomorrow. Both elements can not be fired up simultaneously though. Not sure if that makes a difference
OK! you should be covered then...
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This is the same diagram I went off of
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Can't read a word of it but looks like your OK. What is that device in the upper left corner that has a hot and a ground wire? You should probably fuse the other leg of the 220 line. Not crazy where he placed the other fuse either. The lines going to the SSR and elements are not fused! Maybe it's done externally before it gets into the panel?

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Hello from Groton!!!

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Where do ct homebrewers buy the bulk of their ingredients?

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