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Forum: Electric Brewing 08-25-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,295
Posted By raouliii
One thing to watch out for with existing 15A/120V...

One thing to watch out for with existing 15A/120V receptacles is to inspect for, and not use, any spring-loaded back-wire connections. The spring-loaded connections have holes in the receptacle rear...
Forum: DIY Projects 08-19-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 369
Posted By raouliii
After hearing the "click", can you verify that...

After hearing the "click", can you verify that there is 120vac across 11 and 10X2? If yes, then the STC1000 wiring and functionality is good and there is another issue.

Given the numbering on...
Forum: DIY Projects 08-17-2014, 10:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 457
Posted By raouliii
No

No
Forum: DIY Projects 08-16-2014, 12:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 357
Posted By raouliii
If the old unit failed because of the external...

If the old unit failed because of the external load, it will likely happen again.
Forum: DIY Projects 08-15-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 357
Posted By raouliii
It sounds like the cold relay is stuck closed and...

It sounds like the cold relay is stuck closed and may be the result of drawing too much current at switching. What are you powering with this setup?
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 08-10-2014, 04:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 650
Posted By raouliii
PURGE, shake, wait, PURGE, shake, wait, PURGE,...

PURGE, shake, wait, PURGE, shake, wait, PURGE, shake, wait. You get the idea.

That first overnight at 25psi was fine but today was a bad idea. It's recoverable but you have to get that CO2 out...
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 08-04-2014, 03:49 PM
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Views: 62,793
Posted By raouliii
Pick me Pick me Pick me

Pick me Pick me Pick me
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-04-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 125
Posted By raouliii
Probe could have failed or a wire came loose.

Probe could have failed or a wire came loose.
Forum: DIY Projects 08-02-2014, 03:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 163
Posted By raouliii
Based on the fan spec's, its internal resistance...

Based on the fan spec's, its internal resistance is 15ohms. Applying 9volts to 15ohms will draw .6amps (600millamps). Adding additional resistance in series with the fan will result in even less...
Forum: DIY Projects 07-30-2014, 04:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 185
Posted By raouliii
A blinking Cool LED indicates that the delay...

A blinking Cool LED indicates that the delay timer is running. Did you wait for the delay time to see if the Cool LED becomes solid?
Forum: DIY Projects 07-29-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,163
Posted By raouliii
If you have a voltmeter, you might test the DC...

If you have a voltmeter, you might test the DC output voltage to determine if voltage is changing. The response of the multimeter should be slow enough that a variable DC voltage should be...
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 07-29-2014, 01:31 AM
Replies: 1,540
Views: 43,998
Posted By raouliii
The random number generator will output #1389

The random number generator will output #1389
Forum: DIY Projects 07-28-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 555
Posted By raouliii
If the No Switch configuration works, then simply...

If the No Switch configuration works, then simply swap J10(black) from A to 5 and T8(red) from 5 to A and it should reverse direction. Keep in mind that supply voltage should be removed completely...
Forum: DIY Projects 07-28-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,474
Posted By raouliii
FWIW, I have found that using a coupler with a...

FWIW, I have found that using a coupler with a keyway for a mill shaft with a flat provides a much more secure connection. I filed a square key down in one dimension for fit. This results in a much...
Forum: DIY Projects 07-19-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 232
Posted By raouliii
A few questions: How are you planning to use it?...

A few questions: How are you planning to use it? Are you building an external controller and planning to plug in a refrigerator or freezer? Is Denmark a 120v or a 240v power grid and did you...
Forum: DIY Projects 07-18-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 369
Views: 119,842
Posted By raouliii
TastyAdventure The wire color labels are not...

TastyAdventure

The wire color labels are not clear but I'll take a stab at it. Essentially the STC1000 cool relay will replace the component labeled "TEMPERATURE CONTROL". The two wires (Brown?...
Forum: DIY Projects 07-16-2014, 11:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 269
Posted By raouliii
Keep in mind that pitching temperature and...

Keep in mind that pitching temperature and growing temperature do not have to be the same value. I ferment my starters on a stir plate at room temperature capped with a foam plug. After it is...
Forum: DIY Projects 07-16-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 369
Views: 119,842
Posted By raouliii
Yes. A schematic or VERY clear photos of the...

Yes. A schematic or VERY clear photos of the existing wiring is necessary.
Forum: DIY Projects 07-16-2014, 04:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 269
Posted By raouliii
IMO, a room temperature starter will produce...

IMO, a room temperature starter will produce healthier, more viable, yeast, than one completed at ale or lager fermentation temperatures. If the starter will be decanted, ie most of the beer will be...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-16-2014, 12:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 800
Posted By raouliii
Home Depot carries stranded 14awg THHN wire by...

Home Depot carries stranded 14awg THHN wire by the foot like this. (http://www.homedepot.com/p/Southwire-14-Stranded-THHN-Black-By-the-Foot-22955999/204632031) White and green as well. Rated at...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-15-2014, 11:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 800
Posted By raouliii
As I mentioned in an earlier post, if the wire is...

As I mentioned in an earlier post, if the wire is the "primary wire" I linked to, it's not appropriate to use it for 120vac.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-15-2014, 02:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 364
Posted By raouliii
Your build looks great. I've used a GDM-12...

Your build looks great.

I've used a GDM-12 for my cornies for a couple years now and love it.

One comment. These commercial units have constant cut-in thermostats that depend on constant...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-14-2014, 10:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 155
Posted By raouliii
Disconnect the gas line and release keg pressure...

Disconnect the gas line and release keg pressure multiple times a day for a few days and you can fix your overcarb condition. You can likely speed up the process by shaking then releasing, but...
Forum: DIY Projects 07-11-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 4,097
Views: 875,967
Posted By raouliii
It can be used to control a contactor, relay, or...

It can be used to control a contactor, relay, or SSR that is rated to carry the current demanded by the element. The controller is only rated for 10amps Max.
Forum: Electric Brewing 07-11-2014, 02:15 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,485
Posted By raouliii
FWIW, these commercial units are usually designed...

FWIW, these commercial units are usually designed for ease of repair and component access. They have few, if any, components embedded in the walls. They have compressor modules (compressor,...
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