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Old 06-24-2012, 01:43 PM   #11
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It's also removing the risk for a small additional cost.

All it takes is one wire transfer to China that goes "unaccounted for" and then what happens? This is something that never seems to be worked out in advance with group buys. Especially if squeeky is fronting all the money; I'd hate to see a transaction go bad that he was ordering on behalf of several people and those people don't end up sharing in the liability.

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Old 06-24-2012, 03:00 PM   #12
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I got great support from the Chinese manufacturer. Emails were replied to almost instantaneously regarding payment and shipping notification. When I ordered mine, another board member was having an issue with one of his valves not opening and the manufacturer sent him the part he needed for free.

Jeremiah and the OSCSYS team are also extremely helpful, I just chose to save a little coin.

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Old 08-03-2012, 09:51 PM   #13
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Subscribed.

This thread on valves is great.

I'm looking for a ball valve with a positioning actuator. The purpose is to control pump volume output with a feedback loop from a flow meter. So far, cheapest is a pneumatic actuator for several hundred from valworx.

Any thoughts?

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Old 08-04-2012, 03:48 PM   #14
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Just introducing myself around here:

Im currently a partial mash, BIAB, brewer. Set up is the typical 5-gallon extract, with two carboys, 9 brews in bottles, 1 in keg.

I'm planning to go high automation HERMS over the next year. I'm not getting younger (54) so transferring is an issue. Plus I hate fussing with the gas valve over-and-over again. Started planning this summer. Right now I'm thinking 3 kettles, but I'm carefully considering 2 as well.

I'll start by automating BIAB process, then move along from there.

Love this site.

I'll be watching and posting. :-)

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Old 08-04-2012, 03:51 PM   #15
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Old 08-04-2012, 03:52 PM   #16
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Old 08-04-2012, 04:01 PM   #17
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SMc0724, you not getting younger . Noticed you posted the same post three times in this thread and once in mine

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Old 08-04-2012, 04:04 PM   #18
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Sorry. I'll delete. Lol. I kept getting timeout errors on this app.

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Old 08-06-2012, 11:23 PM   #19
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Just buy them from OSCSYS. They stand by their products.
They aren't the best at answering emails though. I sent OSCSYS a message asking if they could get 24vdc or 120vac valves(the valves they sell are available from the manufacture in that voltage). They said they would talk to the manufacturer and get a price. That was almost a month ago. I've contacted them again but they don't respond now.
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Old 08-06-2012, 11:25 PM   #20
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Wow I feel so loved

Thanks for the recommendation guys, carlisle bob is correct about needing 30 claimed before I'd order again. It's not worth it economically to have them come from China unless I order 50; as it's well over $200 in shipping. At that I make roughly $6 a valve for my time and effort, not trying to hide anything. Plus the fund of wiring 2k+ to China, and hoping everything come correctly without extra fees etc.

There have been several members asking, but no one really ready to buy yet. (Emjay, pull the trigger on the 20 you want and I'll get the order placed this week)

Rbeckett it correct, I'm here to help. HBT has done so much for my brewing, I just want to repay the favor. If you have any questions just PM.

Squeeky
Please let me know the next time your doing an order. Also can you get the valves in 24v or 120ac?
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