First of all Monster, I really appreciate you taking the time to reply.
I haven't bought the float switch yet, but thinking I'll just get this one: http://www.amazon.com/Liquid-Level-Switch-Poly-Float/dp/B000LDN6XE/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=3BQQK8WT6EDD N&coliid=I3ERELPF7YVUWK
Where is the RIMS heater on your diagram? I am planning to wire up the PID/SSR/temp controller in something like the fashion that you have described. Except I was expecting the PID to have a plug built in. I suppose I just buy a cord with a three prong plug (goes into GFCI) at one end and open wires to go into diagram as you describe at the other?
Was hoping that I could just put the pump/float combo on the piggyback (not hard wired into circuit) and have the temp/heater going through the PID/SSR.
I think I may need to really get back to basics and understand what is going on rather than trying to copy others. As soon as I veer slightly from the config, I get totally lost.
I really don't expect anyone to take the time to layout an overall recommendation for me, but just in case it is helpful here is my basic strategy
- 25A SSR w/heat sink
- GFCI multiplug adapter (input will go to extension cord that plugs into an outside GFCI wall plug, output to receive pump and any other plugs)
- chugger pump
- 1500w ULWD heater and temp probe in RIMS tube
- float switch attached to sparge tubes (sitting on top of mash)
When mashing: temp controller turns on heater as needed, pump runs continuously
When sparging: temp controller turns on heater as needed, float controller turns on pump as needed
one day might also use pump to go through a plate chiller
I have a tool box that I was planning to place the GFCI outlet, SSR with heat sink, PID, and pump into. RIMS tube will sit next to the box.
I can't find any wiring diagrams that cover all that, but I have to believe someone's done it. Ever seen that on HBT or elsewhere?