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Forum: Electric Brewing 03-04-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 115,740
Posted By CodeRage
The reason why I used the general wiring table...

The reason why I used the general wiring table versus the chassis table was to keep it simple. I dare not assume that the vast majority here know the difference between different insulator types and...
Forum: Electric Brewing 04-26-2011, 12:23 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 115,740
Posted By CodeRage
No worries man, if its a new concept and can be...

No worries man, if its a new concept and can be difficult to get your head around it.

Lets call the two hots L1 and L2 then the Neutral. if you measure voltage from L1 to L2 you will read 240V. ...
Forum: DIY Projects 04-25-2011, 12:36 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 30,563
Posted By CodeRage
Nope, thats how the original thermostat in the...

Nope, thats how the original thermostat in the freezer works. Only difference is you'll be doing it at a different temperature.
Forum: DIY Projects 04-05-2011, 06:39 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 36,079
Posted By CodeRage
Nice boil kettles and mashtuns, dont see any...

Nice boil kettles and mashtuns, dont see any copper fermenters though.
Forum: Electric Brewing 04-01-2011, 03:47 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,966
Posted By CodeRage
Well, the best bit of advice I can offer is to...

Well, the best bit of advice I can offer is to quit counting :)

I've had to acquire my stuff slowly over time. Start simple and get something working and then go from there.
Forum: General Chit Chat 03-30-2011, 09:23 PM
Replies: 738
Views: 41,882
Posted By CodeRage
So you've moved up to management then? :drunk:...

So you've moved up to management then?
:drunk: j/k
Forum: Electric Brewing 03-24-2011, 10:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,092
Posted By CodeRage
They wont cancel each other out. I dont remember...

They wont cancel each other out. I dont remember seeing anything in the NEC that says you cant either. From the people Ive talked to they seem to me prone to nuisance trips, but their problem may...
Forum: Electric Brewing 03-22-2011, 06:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,092
Posted By CodeRage
You can buy a 60A GFCI spa panel for the same...

You can buy a 60A GFCI spa panel for the same price as that little gizmo.

The reason why you need a contactor for that thing is because it only has a single pole contact. Once a ground fault is...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-15-2011, 11:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,471
Posted By CodeRage
yeah, three phase is preferred because there is...

yeah, three phase is preferred because there is virtually no slip in the motor, tons of torque. With the VFD you can change the frequency of the AC wave form wich translates to spindle speed. That...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-15-2011, 10:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,471
Posted By CodeRage
Does it need to be DC? If so you're looking...

Does it need to be DC?

If so you're looking at large DC servos and servo controllers.

If these are for Mills and Lathes, look into some small 3 phase motors.
3phase motors...
Forum: Electric Brewing 03-09-2011, 02:35 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 97,837
Posted By CodeRage
I'd be interested in seeing how the ultra sonic...

I'd be interested in seeing how the ultra sonic transducer works out. In my experience they can be a little sensitive to steam vapors.
Forum: Electric Brewing 03-04-2011, 11:41 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 12,560
Posted By CodeRage
Gabrew, I think Auber is great. However, I...

Gabrew, I think Auber is great. However, I think you have an honest gripe if the SSR manufacturer listed on his site does not match the ones you received. I'd send them an email stating as such...
Forum: DIY Projects 02-26-2011, 02:49 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 30,563
Posted By CodeRage
What kind of temperature probe are you using?...

What kind of temperature probe are you using? Type K thermocouple, RTD pt100, etc etc?

Is the controller mounted in the freezer door?

You shouldnt be having a problem reading in the 20s. Its...
Forum: Electric Brewing 02-17-2011, 07:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 559
Posted By CodeRage
Plug a lamp or something into the outlet you want...

Plug a lamp or something into the outlet you want to use and turn it on. go over the to breaker and start flipping the breakers that say 20 and 15. Once the lamp turns off you found that circuit. ...
Forum: Electric Brewing 02-16-2011, 11:03 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 115,740
Posted By CodeRage
Good to have yah 941MxVet and welcome to the...

Good to have yah 941MxVet and welcome to the board!

I'm a systems integrator for the fresh and waste water industry myself. Sure you don't want to try a coal fired brewery?

Guess that would be...
Forum: Electric Brewing 02-16-2011, 08:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 985
Posted By CodeRage
Yeah, this was talked about in great length for...

Yeah, this was talked about in great length for Kal's control panel.
Forum: DIY Projects 02-16-2011, 06:18 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 16,959
Posted By CodeRage
Either post could be used for Hot/Neutral, there...

Either post could be used for Hot/Neutral, there is no polarity.

Ground is normally attached to the chassis the element is threaded into. Say you have a welded coupler on your pot and the element...
Forum: Electric Brewing 02-16-2011, 06:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 985
Posted By CodeRage
Yeah no kidding. The specialization requirements...

Yeah no kidding. The specialization requirements for EE's is such a double edge sword.

What you're describing is an HOA switch. Typically Left is Hand (Manual On) middle is off, and right is...
Forum: Electric Brewing 02-16-2011, 01:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 985
Posted By CodeRage
Good on yah! Thats exactly how you would wire the...

Good on yah! Thats exactly how you would wire the middle position of the switch. to get all three positions you need 4 contact blocks, 2NO and 2NC.
Forum: DIY Projects 02-15-2011, 01:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,441
Posted By CodeRage
Same gauge as the extension cord. I would not...

Same gauge as the extension cord. I would not recommend anything smaller than 14awg for the extension cord
Forum: DIY Projects 02-11-2011, 08:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,441
Posted By CodeRage
Look on the back of the switches, you will see a...

Look on the back of the switches, you will see a on one side it says Line and the other side it says Load.

Bring your extension cord into the box. Connect the black wire from the extension cord...
Forum: Electric Brewing 02-09-2011, 01:41 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,427
Posted By CodeRage
Okay, I see what you've done now. This is the...

Okay, I see what you've done now. This is the reason why I don't like these kinds of drawings. They seem easy to read but they can be ambiguous when it comes to the details. Interesting circuit.
Forum: Electric Brewing 02-09-2011, 12:49 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,427
Posted By CodeRage
So you're drawing the entire service for one leg...

So you're drawing the entire service for one leg through the E-stop and start button? Maybe I am daft but I can't picture what you are describing. Could you update your diagram so it matches your...
Forum: Electric Brewing 02-09-2011, 01:09 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,427
Posted By CodeRage
Like I said, it kind of works but you can still...

Like I said, it kind of works but you can still energize the contactor if you press that start button if the e-stop is pressed. Remove the E-stop button and test the circuit, it will be momentary...
Forum: DIY Projects 02-09-2011, 12:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,443
Posted By CodeRage
There is a difference between the two. Some...

There is a difference between the two. Some pumps can be rewired for different voltages and others cant. The March 809 HS for example can not be rewired so you have to order the 240V version. ...
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