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mrwizard0 10-03-2012 04:34 AM

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Here is a diagram that I modified off of one of PJs diagrams, if anyone sees anything crazy please let me know. Its fairly possible I missed something while making adjustments or even more likely that I am just an idiot.


mrwizard0 10-04-2012 04:31 AM

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I tried to make the diagram bigger


mrwizard0 11-19-2012 03:16 PM

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I'm most of the way done putting my control panel together, pics will show up when I'm done. I do have another question though. I'm trying to decide if I should run a long extension cable outside (since the wife hates the smell) or if I should put in a breaker/receptacle in the garage. I will be using a spa panel as well so I would just need the 30 amp breaker. My question is what type of breaker do I need? I have a picture that I took with my phone of the breaker panel if that helps. Also, the panel is flush with the wall, do I need a permit to add the outlet? All right, I guess I had 2 questions.


mrwizard0 12-02-2012 02:55 AM

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Ok, I FINALLY have my control panel built. so its time to throw up some pics showing the progress.

Here is my box cut and ready for the components
Attachment 86448Attachment 86449

Test fit of the components
Attachment 86450Attachment 86451


mrwizard0 12-02-2012 02:55 AM

4 Attachment(s)

Ok, I FINALLY have my control panel built. so its time to throw up some pics showing the progress.

Here is my box cut and ready for the components
Attachment 86448Attachment 86449

Test fit of the components
Attachment 86450Attachment 86451


mrwizard0 12-02-2012 02:55 AM

4 Attachment(s)

Ok, I FINALLY have my control panel built. so its time to throw up some pics showing the progress.

Here is my box cut and ready for the components
Attachment 86448Attachment 86449

Test fit of the components
Attachment 86450Attachment 86451


mrwizard0 12-02-2012 02:55 AM

4 Attachment(s)

Ok, I FINALLY have my control panel built. so its time to throw up some pics showing the progress.

Here is my box cut and ready for the components
Attachment 86448Attachment 86449

Test fit of the components
Attachment 86450Attachment 86451


mrwizard0 12-02-2012 03:17 AM

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Here is the inside, i used a 12x12x8 control box so it was unbelievably tight and it was difficult to run the wire neatly.
Attachment 86461Attachment 86462

and the outside
Attachment 86463Attachment 86464

I have fired it up, the sestos timer is setup, however i havent had a chance to work with the PIDs. I am currently working on getting my kettles setup. the biggest problem i have right now is that i am out of money from the wife for a little while. I have one 20 gallon kettle, and all the attachments that will be going on my boil kettle. so for now, i will be using my system as i was with propane and coolers. heating the strike water, sparge water will all be done in the boil kettle and then moved, which brings me to the chugger pump that my wife got me. i cant wait to get the kettle done so i can test it out, and then finally get to my first brew.

there are no labels on my panel but the pid on the left is for the HLT and the one on the right is for the BK. as for the plugs, the upper plugs/rtd are associated with the left most item.


mrwizard0 12-02-2012 03:17 AM

4 Attachment(s)

Here is the inside, i used a 12x12x8 control box so it was unbelievably tight and it was difficult to run the wire neatly.
Attachment 86461Attachment 86462

and the outside
Attachment 86463Attachment 86464

I have fired it up, the sestos timer is setup, however i havent had a chance to work with the PIDs. I am currently working on getting my kettles setup. the biggest problem i have right now is that i am out of money from the wife for a little while. I have one 20 gallon kettle, and all the attachments that will be going on my boil kettle. so for now, i will be using my system as i was with propane and coolers. heating the strike water, sparge water will all be done in the boil kettle and then moved, which brings me to the chugger pump that my wife got me. i cant wait to get the kettle done so i can test it out, and then finally get to my first brew.

there are no labels on my panel but the pid on the left is for the HLT and the one on the right is for the BK. as for the plugs, the upper plugs/rtd are associated with the left most item.


mrwizard0 12-02-2012 03:17 AM

4 Attachment(s)

Here is the inside, i used a 12x12x8 control box so it was unbelievably tight and it was difficult to run the wire neatly.
Attachment 86461Attachment 86462

and the outside
Attachment 86463Attachment 86464

I have fired it up, the sestos timer is setup, however i havent had a chance to work with the PIDs. I am currently working on getting my kettles setup. the biggest problem i have right now is that i am out of money from the wife for a little while. I have one 20 gallon kettle, and all the attachments that will be going on my boil kettle. so for now, i will be using my system as i was with propane and coolers. heating the strike water, sparge water will all be done in the boil kettle and then moved, which brings me to the chugger pump that my wife got me. i cant wait to get the kettle done so i can test it out, and then finally get to my first brew.

there are no labels on my panel but the pid on the left is for the HLT and the one on the right is for the BK. as for the plugs, the upper plugs/rtd are associated with the left most item.



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