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Old 04-22-2010, 01:28 PM   #41
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Thanks!

You almost have to build a "practice" brewstand to really figure out how you want things set up. Now that I'm almost done, I want to start over and change a couple dozen things.

I plan on getting some pics and video up when she's done. Targeting 5/3 as the maiden brew day. I'll bust a bottle of Chimay Blue over it and fire her up!

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Old 04-22-2010, 02:38 PM   #42
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Yeah man, this is badass. I finished building my Brutus only 8 months ago and there's already a host of things that I want to change. And now even more! When/if it comes time, I may hit you up for some details on the control panel and its associated power inputs/outputs you have on it.

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Old 04-22-2010, 02:49 PM   #43
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When/if it comes time, I may hit you up for some details on the control panel and its associated power inputs/outputs you have on it.
I was actually wanting to put together a wiring diagram of what I did, but I don't have a program suitable for this.

Does anyone know of an easy (and free) program for quick wiring diagrams?

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Old 04-22-2010, 02:59 PM   #44
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You could probably do it in the free version of Eagle. I think the only restriction is the size of the PCB... but you should be able to draw a wiring diagram in it I think.

http://www.cadsoft.de/download.htm

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Will this work :

http://tinycad.sourceforge.net/

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Thanks for the links guys. I'll give them a try. Hopefully it'll be as easy as put a switch here, put a power source here, add wires, etc.

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Old 04-25-2010, 03:07 PM   #47
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Ok, post-paint assembly is complete. I brought the system out and cured the paint in-place. I also did some water tests and marked the siteglasses. I still need to build the removable arm that will hold the control panel.



I marked the sight glasses by lightly scratching a ring in them with a tubing cutter. Before doing this I tested it on a spare piece of polycarbonate tubing to make sure it didn't weaken it. They look great, though the picture is not great. I'll put vinyl numbers on eventually.



I was not that impressed with the boil tests. The burner flames look like they aren't getting enough propane, so I'm going to go through the drilling process again.

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I was not that impressed with the boil tests. The burner flames look like they aren't getting enough propane, so I'm going to go through the drilling process again.
I really wish someone would design and sell a low pressure propane orifice for the BG14. That is one of the things holding me back from the Honeywell pilot safety valves.

EDIT: Also, looking sweet!
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Old 04-25-2010, 03:42 PM   #49
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diatonic here are the parts you would need for a hi pressure system. mine works well.
http://www.buildinghvac.com/cgi-bin/ss000001.pl?page=search&SS=Q345A1313&search.x=0&se arch.y=0&search=ACTION&PR=-1&TB=A
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Some pictures of the system stowed away.

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