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Forum: Electric Brewing 01-04-2013, 08:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,710
Posted By Sparky
The relay arrived today, so time to tinker. ...

The relay arrived today, so time to tinker.
Sheesh, no wiring diagram for the relay. Damn, something else to figure out (cryptic drawing on side of relay is murky).
Forum: Electric Brewing 01-03-2013, 08:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,962
Posted By Sparky
Those "look" like 12 gage wires, but they could...

Those "look" like 12 gage wires, but they could be 14's. You do have a couple options, but selection of one will limit they other. For instance, if you go the 120V option, that limits you to 2400W,...
Forum: Electric Brewing 01-03-2013, 06:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,569
Posted By Sparky
Breakers can be deceiving. A new breaker...

Breakers can be deceiving. A new breaker typically comes in a tripped (middle position). You need to flip the breaker all the way in the off position, first (it will click). Then, throw it on.
Forum: Electric Brewing 01-03-2013, 06:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,073
Posted By Sparky
Well, if you can rewire from the panel to the...

Well, if you can rewire from the panel to the plug-in (or hard wire) location, you have lotsa options. May as well run 10 gage wire so you can do what you want. What size kettle do you have (you...
Forum: Electric Brewing 01-03-2013, 05:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,073
Posted By Sparky
The 20 amp breaker is one thing, but that 14/3 is...

The 20 amp breaker is one thing, but that 14/3 is (theoretically) the weak point. That is 14 gage wire, rated at 15 amps.

Okay, beyond THAT, a couple things:
- as mentioned by Passedpawn,...
Forum: Electric Brewing 01-03-2013, 02:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,710
Posted By Sparky
Ahhh, I was in the thought pattern of toggling...

Ahhh, I was in the thought pattern of toggling back/forth the switch on DP.
Based on your input it would be:
http://www.mcmaster.com/#catalog/118/906/=kv9kn0
McMaster-Carr part #7266K43 which is a...
Forum: Electric Brewing 01-03-2013, 12:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,710
Posted By Sparky
Agree 100%, thanks tophmck & P-J for feedback....

Agree 100%, thanks tophmck & P-J for feedback. Hell, I have a BSEE and run an electrical/photovoltaic contracting company, but scratch my head on some of this stuff.

My thinking is that since...
Forum: Electric Brewing 01-03-2013, 12:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,073
Posted By Sparky
Hi Squ1rrel, Need to know the following: -...

Hi Squ1rrel,
Need to know the following:
- wire size (gage) and/or circuit (amps) of the ciruit (outlet you are using).
- kettle size (volume)
- spec on that heater you are using (watts)

If...
Forum: Electric Brewing 01-03-2013, 12:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,710
Posted By Sparky
P-J, thanks for the feedback (sorry about the...

P-J, thanks for the feedback (sorry about the PM)! I've attached the spec sheet for the sensors below. It is NO operation mode with power on the input to the sensor and power on the output to...
Forum: Electric Brewing 01-02-2013, 10:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,710
Posted By Sparky
JCO, thanks for your feedback. The cycle time...

JCO, thanks for your feedback.
The cycle time will be based on the separation of the two sensors. Since they are NO operated, I thought a SPDT relay would work well. It would basically toggle back...
Forum: Electric Brewing 01-01-2013, 11:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,710
Posted By Sparky
They can be adjusted up/down on the sight tube. ...

They can be adjusted up/down on the sight tube. The gap between the sensors will dictate the cycle time. Here is a mock-up I did on the sight tube with the sensors (NOTE: will use zip ties instead...
Forum: Electric Brewing 01-01-2013, 11:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,710
Posted By Sparky
The sensors are NO activated, so would need two:...

The sensors are NO activated, so would need two: one for the higher level and one for the lower level.
Forum: Electric Brewing 01-01-2013, 09:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,710
Posted By Sparky
Auto-sparge via liquid level sensor on site glass - Project

Just started this build and hope to get some input on the design, mainly need to make sure I have the right relay (see schematic).

Background
I typically take 45-60min for a 5 gallon batch to...
Forum: Electric Brewing 12-23-2012, 11:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,605
Posted By Sparky
Cool, another solar powered brewery.:rockin: ...

Cool, another solar powered brewery.:rockin:
You're going to be blown away about how quiet an electric brewing setup is.
And, take your time with the build: Measure twice, cut once.:cross:
Forum: Electric Brewing 04-27-2012, 04:46 AM
Replies: 241
Views: 96,315
Posted By Sparky
I had to bend (straighten out) the curved...

I had to bend (straighten out) the curved element. If you take your time, it will bend any shape you want. However, I think it is best to go with a straight one if you have the option.

The 1...
Forum: Electric Brewing 04-21-2012, 10:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,099
Posted By Sparky
I used the hammered paint (primed first) on my...

I used the hammered paint (primed first) on my control panel and while it turned out excellent, BUT it can chip easily.

So, you may want to try it out on a scrap piece of wood and see how...
Forum: Electric Brewing 04-21-2012, 08:02 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 96,315
Posted By Sparky
I have the perfect hole/punch saw for this if you...

I have the perfect hole/punch saw for this if you want it. It is a 1 3/8" carbide tipped hole cutter. It is perfect for the ferrules. Just pay $15 which should cover shipping.
PM me.
Forum: Electric Brewing 04-21-2012, 07:55 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 96,315
Posted By Sparky
Here's mine:

Here's mine:
Forum: Electric Brewing 04-20-2012, 03:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,979
Posted By Sparky
Hmmmm, who makes these? IMO, and it may or may...

Hmmmm, who makes these?
IMO, and it may or may not be the case here, but cheap tools get cheap results.
Just sayin......
Forum: Electric Brewing 04-20-2012, 02:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,660
Posted By Sparky
Hi br1dge, - (2) reset buttons on the bottom...

Hi br1dge,
- (2) reset buttons on the bottom and one alarm/flashing red (in middle).
- (2) timers (on each end). I run one timer for the mash and one timer for the boil since I typically do...
Forum: Electric Brewing 04-19-2012, 04:41 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,689
Posted By Sparky
Just to continue the thread and offer another...

Just to continue the thread and offer another method (on the below pic's), just add another (2) relays and outputs and you can have your (4) 5500W heaters.
If interested, I can give you more details...
Forum: Electric Brewing 04-19-2012, 04:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,660
Posted By Sparky
Here you go: While this system is intended to...

Here you go:
While this system is intended to do back-to-back-batches, you could modify it for your needs. 60amp input with (2) 5500W heaters, split between HLT and Boil, but you could do (4)...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-05-2012, 04:51 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,926
Posted By Sparky
However, you are the "Awesomeness Award Winner,"...

However, you are the "Awesomeness Award Winner," so (of course) they would want more....

Just saying....
Forum: DIY Projects 04-05-2012, 04:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,565
Posted By Sparky
Yes, they can be sharpened. Your local...

Yes, they can be sharpened. Your local electrical supplier can give you recommendations on folks that do it. And, for those burrs, you can take a fine file to it, like OneHoppyGuy sez.
Forum: Electric Brewing 04-05-2012, 04:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 438
Posted By Sparky
I put a clock on mine. Love it. No, I do not...

I put a clock on mine. Love it.
No, I do not wear a watch.
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