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de3isit 08-31-2013 03:24 PM

Control Panel Build/ Rig upgrade
 
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Let me start by saying thank you to everyone who has posted their projects. I rarely come up with my own great ideas, most of them are crafted from what others have done. So thank you all.

I currently have a single tier rig with 3 BG14 burners. 2 are controlled by Honeywell electronic ignition and one is by a ball valve.

Attachment 145454

I have been drooling over other peoples control panels and wanted to take my set up to the next level. Here is what the plan is.

  • Add a RIMS tube
  • Add electronic ignition on BK
  • Add control panel w/ 2 PIDs
  • Add a second pump for fly sparging

So first off I wanted to find a schematic for the system that fit the bill, which was pretty tricky since my system will be a cross between an electric RIMS system and a gas direct fire system. P-J was kind enough to create a drawing that got me going. Here is the basis of the design.

Attachment 145456

As you will see when I start showing the actual panel, I changed it up a little as the build started. P-J's schematic really helped a ton as I haven't done much electrical work since electronics class in high school over 20 years ago.

My skills do not allow me to make changes to P-J's schematic so I will just list them.
  • Removed the PID on the BK and just made it a push button
  • Added a push button to direct fire the MLT via electonic ignition
  • Added a second Pump
  • Removed the power button

de3isit 08-31-2013 03:24 PM

Control Panel Build/ Rig upgrade
 
2 Attachment(s)

Let me start by saying thank you to everyone who has posted their projects. I rarely come up with my own great ideas, most of them are crafted from what others have done. So thank you all.

I currently have a single tier rig with 3 BG14 burners. 2 are controlled by Honeywell electronic ignition and one is by a ball valve.

Attachment 145454

I have been drooling over other peoples control panels and wanted to take my set up to the next level. Here is what the plan is.

  • Add a RIMS tube
  • Add electronic ignition on BK
  • Add control panel w/ 2 PIDs
  • Add a second pump for fly sparging

So first off I wanted to find a schematic for the system that fit the bill, which was pretty tricky since my system will be a cross between an electric RIMS system and a gas direct fire system. P-J was kind enough to create a drawing that got me going. Here is the basis of the design.

Attachment 145456

As you will see when I start showing the actual panel, I changed it up a little as the build started. P-J's schematic really helped a ton as I haven't done much electrical work since electronics class in high school over 20 years ago.

My skills do not allow me to make changes to P-J's schematic so I will just list them.
  • Removed the PID on the BK and just made it a push button
  • Added a push button to direct fire the MLT via electonic ignition
  • Added a second Pump
  • Removed the power button

de3isit 08-31-2013 04:21 PM

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My first purchase was the RIMS tube. I went with the one from Bobby M. at BrewHardware. I already use cam lock fittings on my rig and I really liked the clean design.
http://www.brewhardware.com/rimsherms-parts/169-newrims

Attachment 145467

This was my birthday gift from my inlaws. Awesome inlaws, right?

I went with a 120V 1500W low density element from Plumbing Supply. It was reasonably priced, although the shipping was a little steep.
http://www.plumbingsupply.com/elements.html


de3isit 09-02-2013 12:15 AM

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Here is a quick update before I head out to a few of the local breweries.

Here is nearly all of the components to start the build. I got most of the parts from EBrew Supply and Auber.

Attachment 145735

First off I laid out all of the controls using cut out templates to make sure it all fit properly.

Attachment 145736

I used a spring loaded punch to mark the pilot holes for the 1/2" knock out.

Attachment 145737

The 1/2" knock out tool made quick work of all the holes. Definitely worth every penny I spent on it.

Attachment 145738

The holes on the bottom were made with a step bit and a hole saw. I had to go back and cut out the two outlet holes for the pumps.

Attachment 145739

Now that the grunt work is done the fun part begins.


de3isit 09-02-2013 12:15 AM

5 Attachment(s)

Here is a quick update before I head out to a few of the local breweries.

Here is nearly all of the components to start the build. I got most of the parts from EBrew Supply and Auber.

Attachment 145735

First off I laid out all of the controls using cut out templates to make sure it all fit properly.

Attachment 145736

I used a spring loaded punch to mark the pilot holes for the 1/2" knock out.

Attachment 145737

The 1/2" knock out tool made quick work of all the holes. Definitely worth every penny I spent on it.

Attachment 145738

The holes on the bottom were made with a step bit and a hole saw. I had to go back and cut out the two outlet holes for the pumps.

Attachment 145739

Now that the grunt work is done the fun part begins.


de3isit 09-02-2013 12:15 AM

5 Attachment(s)

Here is a quick update before I head out to a few of the local breweries.

Here is nearly all of the components to start the build. I got most of the parts from EBrew Supply and Auber.

Attachment 145735

First off I laid out all of the controls using cut out templates to make sure it all fit properly.

Attachment 145736

I used a spring loaded punch to mark the pilot holes for the 1/2" knock out.

Attachment 145737

The 1/2" knock out tool made quick work of all the holes. Definitely worth every penny I spent on it.

Attachment 145738

The holes on the bottom were made with a step bit and a hole saw. I had to go back and cut out the two outlet holes for the pumps.

Attachment 145739

Now that the grunt work is done the fun part begins.


de3isit 09-02-2013 12:15 AM

5 Attachment(s)

Here is a quick update before I head out to a few of the local breweries.

Here is nearly all of the components to start the build. I got most of the parts from EBrew Supply and Auber.

Attachment 145735

First off I laid out all of the controls using cut out templates to make sure it all fit properly.

Attachment 145736

I used a spring loaded punch to mark the pilot holes for the 1/2" knock out.

Attachment 145737

The 1/2" knock out tool made quick work of all the holes. Definitely worth every penny I spent on it.

Attachment 145738

The holes on the bottom were made with a step bit and a hole saw. I had to go back and cut out the two outlet holes for the pumps.

Attachment 145739

Now that the grunt work is done the fun part begins.


de3isit 09-02-2013 12:15 AM

5 Attachment(s)

Here is a quick update before I head out to a few of the local breweries.

Here is nearly all of the components to start the build. I got most of the parts from EBrew Supply and Auber.

Attachment 145735

First off I laid out all of the controls using cut out templates to make sure it all fit properly.

Attachment 145736

I used a spring loaded punch to mark the pilot holes for the 1/2" knock out.

Attachment 145737

The 1/2" knock out tool made quick work of all the holes. Definitely worth every penny I spent on it.

Attachment 145738

The holes on the bottom were made with a step bit and a hole saw. I had to go back and cut out the two outlet holes for the pumps.

Attachment 145739

Now that the grunt work is done the fun part begins.


de3isit 09-02-2013 04:41 PM

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UPDATE

Attachment 145876

I got all of the holes drilled and mounted the components. I had to go back and add the two pump outlets not in the picture. I also had to turn the door lock 90 degrees to make it fit properly. I did not take the size into account when laying out the boil switch. oops.

Attachment 145877

The panel is only 5" deep so it took a little time to get all of the interior components to fit without touching the the PID's and switches. You can see the two pump outlets that were added in this picture.

So far so good. Next up is to start wiring.

de3isit 09-02-2013 04:41 PM

2 Attachment(s)
UPDATE

Attachment 145876

I got all of the holes drilled and mounted the components. I had to go back and add the two pump outlets not in the picture. I also had to turn the door lock 90 degrees to make it fit properly. I did not take the size into account when laying out the boil switch. oops.

Attachment 145877

The panel is only 5" deep so it took a little time to get all of the interior components to fit without touching the the PID's and switches. You can see the two pump outlets that were added in this picture.

So far so good. Next up is to start wiring.


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