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Forum: DIY Projects 05-18-2014, 09:19 PM
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Posted By lgoolsby
How did you secure the BCS to the enclosure...

How did you secure the BCS to the enclosure frame? I thought about using a strap of thin gauge tin that I could bend to make a strap that could be screwed into the enclosure panel but wanted to see...
Forum: DIY Projects 01-14-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 329
Views: 116,021
Posted By lgoolsby
Jon, any idea how much amperage the glow plugs...

Jon, any idea how much amperage the glow plugs pull? I looked on Honeywell's site and couldn't find that information.
Forum: Automated Brewing Forum 12-20-2013, 06:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 705
Posted By lgoolsby
I think we are on the same line of thinking just...

I think we are on the same line of thinking just slightly different approaches.

So given a SPDT (I think) switch like this ...
Forum: Automated Brewing Forum 12-20-2013, 01:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 705
Posted By lgoolsby
Yes. Mainly I am trying to wrap my head around...

Yes. Mainly I am trying to wrap my head around how to hook up a three way switch and an SSR to a device (e.g. a march pump) and a LED light. The switch would allow for automatic or manual control. I...
Forum: Automated Brewing Forum 12-19-2013, 06:39 PM
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Views: 705
Posted By lgoolsby
Anyone have a 101-level tutorial on DIN rails?

I am not an electrician but know enough to figure it out, but DIN rails are confusing me. Anyone have a simple guide on how to set them up and what the various modules do? I was planning on using...
Forum: DIY Projects 11-26-2012, 06:09 PM
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Posted By lgoolsby
Looking for enclosure mounting ideas

I am building a single tier rig similar to JonW's BCS controlled system, except I am building an enclosure to house all the electrical components. I am thinking of building some kind of mounting arm...
Forum: DIY Projects 10-22-2012, 01:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,607
Posted By lgoolsby
I will be running three 23-tip jet propane...

I will be running three 23-tip jet propane burners producing around 190k btu's. I was planning on having the burners ~5 inches from the bottom of the kettles. The total length of the manifold would...
Forum: DIY Projects 10-21-2012, 12:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,607
Posted By lgoolsby
Tips for a propane manifold

I am building a single tier system similar to JonW's and have a question about my gas lines. I am thinking about using one inch black pipe for the main manifold and then half inch for the lines to...
Forum: DIY Projects 09-10-2012, 03:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,288
Posted By lgoolsby
Any chance of getting a pic or explanation of how...

Any chance of getting a pic or explanation of how you used the igniter?
Forum: DIY Projects 09-10-2012, 02:24 AM
Replies: 329
Views: 116,021
Posted By lgoolsby
Any chance we could get a pic of the IC you built...

Any chance we could get a pic of the IC you built for the ignitors? I think I am going to go this route rather than the Honeywell approach for now (if I find that the BCS occasionally misses I will...
Forum: DIY Projects 09-10-2012, 01:43 AM
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Views: 242,161
Posted By lgoolsby
Subscribed.

Subscribed.
Forum: DIY Projects 08-21-2012, 11:25 PM
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Views: 27,115
Posted By lgoolsby
Any way you could go into a bit more detail about...

Any way you could go into a bit more detail about your ignition system?
Forum: DIY Projects 08-21-2012, 01:39 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,133
Posted By lgoolsby
Best idea for electric ignition on propane burners

I am building a BCS controlled single tier system similar to JonW's and am now starting to sweat out the details. One of the bigger details I am trying to figure out now is the burners. I currently...
Forum: DIY Projects 08-21-2012, 01:19 PM
Replies: 329
Views: 116,021
Posted By lgoolsby
Thanks Jon, that helps some. I am still a bit...

Thanks Jon, that helps some. I am still a bit confused on what makes someone choose between an SSR and a relay board. Is it just a matter of preference or is it for systems that are 24V vs. 120VAC....
Forum: Automated Brewing Forum 08-21-2012, 03:41 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 443
Posted By lgoolsby
Ignition Control Help

Looking for ideas on how to configure and install automated ignition control. More concerned with how to wire the igniters than I am with makes, although welcoming ideas for where to buy. I am...
Forum: Automated Brewing Forum 08-21-2012, 02:56 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 10,372
Posted By lgoolsby
I found some dude on eBay. Supposedly I have...

I found some dude on eBay. Supposedly I have bought them at a reasonable price (read: the price I paid was reasonable, hopefully they stack up). Until they show up at my front door I am skeptical but...
Forum: Automated Brewing Forum 08-21-2012, 02:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,867
Posted By lgoolsby
Ok wise-acres. I am talking about the Embedded...

Ok wise-acres. I am talking about the Embedded Control Concepts temp controller (http://www.embeddedcc.com/index.php/products/bcs-temperature-control-systems/bcs-460-temperature-control-system.html)....
Forum: DIY Projects 08-21-2012, 02:13 AM
Replies: 329
Views: 116,021
Posted By lgoolsby
Jon, Few more questions. Hope you don't...

Jon,

Few more questions. Hope you don't mind...

It looks like what you did was come straight off the SSR to a 3 prong plug and then just plugged the pumps and solenoids directly in like a...
Forum: Automated Brewing Forum 08-16-2012, 01:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,867
Posted By lgoolsby
Thoughts on the BCS systems

I am getting ready to pull the trigger on converting my current single tier system in a BCS controlled system. Does anyone here have any thoughts or opinions on the BCS?
Forum: Automated Brewing Forum 08-16-2012, 12:26 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 10,372
Posted By lgoolsby
Also looking for valves

I am kicking myself right now for not ordering the valves six months ago, but I didn't have the money at the time. Now that I do, I can't seem to find any at reasonable prices. Anyone know of any...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-29-2011, 03:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 662
Posted By lgoolsby
Grain mill crush speed

So there may not be stupid questions, buy there sure are a lot of inquisitive idiots. This probably falls in that category...

I recently got my own barley crusher. However, I have been less than...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-08-2011, 12:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,384
Posted By lgoolsby
Subscribed

Subscribed
Forum: DIY Projects 10-10-2011, 01:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,611
Posted By lgoolsby
Can you point out a place to get them that cheap?...

Can you point out a place to get them that cheap? My Google-fu is failing me today.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-08-2011, 05:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,382
Posted By lgoolsby
+1 on the paint strainer. I rigged up something...

+1 on the paint strainer. I rigged up something that holds the paint strainer sandwiched between two pieces of PVC so it can dangle down into wort and then it sits on top of the brew kettle with some...
Forum: DIY Projects 10-08-2011, 04:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,611
Posted By lgoolsby
Brew automation - solenoid vs. motorized ball valves

I was looking at JonW's thread on his brew rig and came up with a general question (I'm sure he could answer it, but I am trying to not to bother him too much since I will surely be bothering him...
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