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Posted in thread: Has anyone bought a controller from electricbiab.com on 03-07-2014 at 02:06 AM
I emailed the developer about the possibility of changing the menu of his system for use on a
two vessel system with one pump. We exchanged several emails and he was willing to work with me
Posted in thread: Electrical Primer for Brewers on 03-04-2014 at 02:30 AM
Why is it so hard for people to understand that NEC table 310.16 only applies to wire in
conduit, raceways, cables (romex, BX) and direct bury. NEC Table 310.15 is the chart that is
used for chassis w...
Posted in thread: Circuit Breakers slow tripping.. on 03-01-2014 at 04:47 PM
If there is heat building up in the control panel then that will affect the trip curve of the
breaker causing it to trip at a lower amperage.It could also be the tolerances of the breaker
and with the...
Posted in thread: Electrical Primer for Brewers on 03-01-2014 at 01:22 AM
As far as UL508A goes I would have to say that it's not relevant to the general public since
our control panels aren't going to be UL listed but I could be wrong.Correct, no one building
their own pan...
Posted in thread: Electrical Primer for Brewers on 02-28-2014 at 08:46 PM
This may have been brought up, but if one were to follow code/industry standards in building
their control panel, wouldn't the proper codes/standards be: NEC Article 409 (Industrial
Control Panels) an...
Posted in thread: 3-wire dryer outlet with ground?? on 02-26-2014 at 02:39 AM
Also if the leads are not long enough you can use an extension cord in order to extend the
ground to where the dryer outlet is.Great idea and simple.
Posted in thread: 3-wire dryer outlet with ground?? on 02-26-2014 at 01:53 AM
I guess my question is, do you think this ground leads back to the panel and therefore changing
it to a 4-wire outlet would be very easy?Edit: You could check the wire to ground by perform a
Posted in thread: 3-wire dryer outlet with ground?? on 02-26-2014 at 12:12 AM
From my understanding the 3 prong is normal for older installations. The ground wire is there
to ground the metal box. Current code would require a 4 prong, for new installations. Ground
would go to t...
Posted in thread: 23amps and 14gauge wire, only used in panel? on 02-23-2014 at 07:00 PM
It's not worth arguing for me - it's black and white and in a code book.Who's arguing? I never
said #12 SO was unacceptable, all I said was if it was my system I would build additional
margin into it ...
Posted in thread: 23amps and 14gauge wire, only used in panel? on 02-23-2014 at 01:36 PM
BUTEach to their own - if 12/3 works well, 10/3 wont hurt anything more than your wallet.For
peace of mind for added margin to the cables rating, I'd gladly spend a few extra bucks.
Really, what are w...