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Old 03-07-2012, 03:19 AM   #71
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I drilled and tapped the burners to mount the pilot lights. I would have mounted them towards the interior of the burner but the copper leads to the thermocouples I bought were just a little too short. After the first brew, the placement of these was just fine.

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and the connection to the valve:

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Old 03-07-2012, 03:53 AM   #72
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Congrats on the new Brewer. . . rugrats are a lot of fun and when thay get a little older make good gofers

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Old 04-03-2012, 03:03 AM   #73
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Brandon,

It's been awhile! Your stand looks great!! Really dig the wood:-) I am a 1/3 done with primary (bad WX and poor scheduling) but if things go my way should be back in JAX by the end of the year!! Keep up the good work and, let's see some more pics!!

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Old 04-03-2012, 02:36 PM   #74
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Cool man! You'll be here right at about the same time I leave on another deployment. Supposed to be 7th Fleet this time so life will be quite a bit better and thanks for the compliments! You'll have to get involved with the local brewclub here. You'll have time while at 30...trust me.

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Old 04-11-2012, 03:41 AM   #75
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I finally got the electrical issue figured out thanks to the guys who chimed in the this thread I started. It was a terribly simple fix that I just couldn't see for some reason. Here is the final result of the fix:



The PID's and Switches:



All that's left is to mount the control box to my stand on a swing arm and stain everything. I've gotten so impatient that I'll probably brew before I get that part done!

Here are the valves all wired up:



GFCI and DC connectors to valves:



RTD Temp Sensor connectors:

Collinsbrew, do you have a part list for all the components in your enclosure? You system does everything I want mine to do (same Auber PIDs and same Honeywell Valves) and I would like to recreate it. I think that I can, but the thing that is stopping me is acquiring the parts. Do you have parts list with the specs of everything in there? Even down to the gauge of the wire and names of the strips everything plugs into and the screw connectors used to attach the wire to the strip. I just don't know the first thing to search for to find those things.
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Old 04-11-2012, 11:41 PM   #76
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Post #255 on this thread has almost the exact same parts I used. The difference...someone gave me a bunch of spare components he had laying around. The terminal strips come with the screws in them already and I used 16 gauge wire for all of the internals of the box with the exception of the pump wiring and the connection to the GFCI.

EDIT: For the RTD sensors I used some left over microphone cable I had laying around. It's three conductor shielded wire and the voltage passed through for this use is lower than line level signal coming from an audio console.

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This system makes my day so much easier. Basically, I get to drink more while brewing without screwing up my brew. It's almost a set it and forget it type of deal. Since this system came online I've gotten an American Pale Ale, Leinenkugels Sunset What Clone, a Belgian Tripel and after today, a Honey Brown Ale made with local galberry honey. I love it.

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Old 04-19-2012, 09:20 PM   #78
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Yeah throwing in a little automation really makes all the difference:-)

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Collins, i sent you a , but thought i would ping you here.


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PM sent. Feel free to ask more questions.

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