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Old 01-02-2011, 11:49 PM   #1
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Default Blue Brew Bench Phase II - Wired

Got my brew bench wired while off for the holidays. Two 20A GFCI's, with both powering a pair of 20A switched outlets (2 for pumps, 2 for Heatsticks).




Switches and GFCI's:



Switched outlets on the back:



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Old 01-03-2011, 12:04 AM   #2
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Nice, love the blue and the creative pump shields. If you have yet to brew I'd suggest shorter hoses leading into the pumps. Ideally you don't want the liquid to flow below the pump head and then back up for priming ease. If you've already brewed and it works, ignore what I said.

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Old 01-03-2011, 03:19 PM   #3
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I did have some priming issues, might just shorten the hoses.

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Are you just running your heat sticks full blast at all time? No temp controller?

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Are you just running your heat sticks full blast at all time? No temp controller?
Ah, you are referring to "Phase III".

Yeah, they run full blast now. I manually control them with the switches.

I'm looking at SSR's, PID's and maybe a Brewtroller board later.
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Looks good.

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Looks good.
Thanks.

I bled a bit doing it. 12/3 wire is a pain to fit into outlet boxes correctly.

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I bled a bit doing it. 12/3 wire is a pain to fit into outlet boxes correctly.
Wait until you try 6/3 to wire a 50A outlet for a control panel

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