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Forum: DIY Projects 04-01-2013, 12:22 AM
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Views: 254
Posted By rickyspeak
PIDs, furnace valves, and duty cycles.

I've dug a bit through the forums and I haven't seen anybody address this question. What is the ideal range duty cycle for using PIDs to run typical gas furnace valves like the Honeywell VR8200? ...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-04-2013, 12:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,160
Posted By rickyspeak
I don't use that type of system, but yes, you...

I don't use that type of system, but yes, you would need an ignition control for each valve.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-01-2013, 07:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,147
Posted By rickyspeak
I guess I wasn't clear. Yes, I mean glucose. ...

I guess I wasn't clear. Yes, I mean glucose.

C6H12O6 -> 2 C2H5OH + 2 CO2 + 235 kJ/mol

Sucrose is:

C12H22O11 + H2O -> 4 C2H5OH + 4 CO2 + 425 kJ/mol

You can do any other sugar you want and...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-01-2013, 02:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,147
Posted By rickyspeak
I know I'm raising a zombie here, but since I've...

I know I'm raising a zombie here, but since I've been going over this problem over and over again for a peltier build I thought I'd share with people what I think is a better answer to this question....
Forum: DIY Projects 02-25-2013, 04:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,160
Posted By rickyspeak
My safety concern is that there is no test for...

My safety concern is that there is no test for failed ignition in this setup. It is possible to have a situation where gas is pouring out of your burner and you're not getting ignition because of a...
Forum: DIY Projects 02-10-2013, 04:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,885
Posted By rickyspeak
While impatiently waiting for a reply I did...

While impatiently waiting for a reply I did manage to uncover this document detailing a huge amount of what people want to know about gas valves. So, I thought I'd share.
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Forum: DIY Projects 02-09-2013, 08:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,885
Posted By rickyspeak
Hey de3isit. I saw your post with your setup on...

Hey de3isit. I saw your post with your setup on a different thread and I was confused about what pressure you were running into your Honeywell valves. Are you saying you can run high pressure...
Forum: DIY Projects 02-09-2013, 08:34 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 11,025
Posted By rickyspeak
Awesome thread guys. Hopefully somebody can...

Awesome thread guys. Hopefully somebody can help me figure out what I'm doing wrong. I'm trying to setup an all 11"WC LP gas setup because I'm planning to do a Honeywell valve temperature...
Forum: DIY Projects 01-25-2013, 04:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,774
Posted By rickyspeak
If you really want to use a thermowell, you can...

If you really want to use a thermowell, you can get a replacement probe. Supposedly they are are using a NTC 10KOhm @ 25C, 3435 Beta probe....
Forum: DIY Projects 01-25-2013, 03:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,160
Posted By rickyspeak
I wasn't trying to imply that it was entirely...

I wasn't trying to imply that it was entirely safe. Even manual ignition isn't safe. I know I've had more than one time where I was fumbling with a blown out lighter and gotten a small boom. It...
Forum: DIY Projects 01-24-2013, 05:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,160
Posted By rickyspeak
Great find reynolds5520. I couldn't find a...

Great find reynolds5520. I couldn't find a manual anywhere. That answers all my questions. Basically this item has the same ignition functionality that the Blichmann Tower of Power provides (plus...
Forum: DIY Projects 01-16-2013, 12:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,160
Posted By rickyspeak
Possible direct spark ignitor alternative. Robertshaw 785-001

I stumbled across this the other day and I was wondering what the various experts out there had to say about the Robertshaw 785-001 as an alternative direct spark ignitor. Obviously it is less safe...
Forum: DIY Projects 12-13-2012, 02:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 476
Posted By rickyspeak
I don't want to sound like a dick picking a fight...

I don't want to sound like a dick picking a fight I'm just curious how you came to this answer. Do you have a citation or reference for that 225% number or is it just a standard that you like to use?
Forum: DIY Projects 12-11-2012, 04:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,266
Posted By rickyspeak
Lucky you, I bet you get the pro discount too. I...

Lucky you, I bet you get the pro discount too. I finally found at least one decent source I thought I'd share for people. http://www.auberins.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=2_31. These are...
Forum: DIY Projects 12-10-2012, 01:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,266
Posted By rickyspeak
Hey 501irishred, what was your source for...

Hey 501irishred, what was your source for contactors. I've looked around on the webz and I can never seem to find what I need for a good price.
Forum: DIY Projects 12-08-2012, 01:28 AM
Replies: 3,271
Views: 2,060,916
Posted By rickyspeak
First stage of my Wallace-style build. Next...

First stage of my Wallace-style build. Next stage is to get some pumps running, and then eventually get some temperature control working.
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