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lspr_mtu 12-22-2009 07:49 PM

What to use for control box on E-brewery build
 
What is everyone using for their control box/enclosure on their electric builds? I've found a few online that are designed for this purpose (sealed, sub panels, ventilation, etc.) but they are all buku bucks.

Ideally, I'd like the following:
- HWD: 16"x20"x6" (or ballpark)
- a single screw cover or door/hinge cover
- sealed

I asked Auberin's (where I bought most of the components) if they recommended any good sources, but they were no help at all.

Any help is appreciated. Thanks!

Chosenwon 12-22-2009 07:52 PM

I used a 12x12x6 box from home depot. It takes some planning, but it wasn't too hard to get everything in there. The Pol did his in 8x8x6-Screw that-with my mediocre wiring skills it would look like crap inside.

Boerderij_Kabouter 12-22-2009 07:53 PM

Many people find them on eBay.

XXguy 12-22-2009 08:17 PM

If you have a local alarm installer - ask them if they've got any old panels you can take off their hands.

I've got about 4 old panels like that anyone can have if they want to pick them up in Southeastern PA. Single side hinge, about 20 x 18 x 6 " deep. Solid black with some painted lettering on the outside.

wyzazz 12-22-2009 08:27 PM

You could always use a tool box.

Brewmoor 12-22-2009 08:34 PM

This is what I am using for my line voltage wiring. SSR's, element junctions, and pump junction.

http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?actio...il=&lpage=none

Then all my low voltage is going to be on the front in a mostly sealed panel.

CodeRage 12-22-2009 09:01 PM

For our purposes and the environments they are located in they really should be Nema 4x rated enclosures. I am guilty of this myself, my control panel is not but the enclosure holding the rest of the hardware is. Ill be fixing this one day soon.

Search ebay for nema 4x. You'll have plenty to choose from.

conpewter 12-22-2009 09:51 PM

1 Attachment(s)
My ammo box works great, waterproof, sturdy.

Attachment 13970

Brewmoor 12-22-2009 09:53 PM

The box I listed from lowes is Nema type 6P and type 4/4 rating. If you use liquid tight connections to the box you should be pretty safe.

lspr_mtu 12-22-2009 10:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chosenwon (Post 1758979)
I used a 12x12x6 box from home depot. It takes some planning, but it wasn't too hard to get everything in there. The Pol did his in 8x8x6-Screw that-with my mediocre wiring skills it would look like crap inside.

Do you happen to have any pics of how your fit everything in?


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