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Forum: Electric Brewing 03-23-2013, 02:34 AM
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Posted By Walker
... and make sure you have told the PID that you...

... and make sure you have told the PID that you have a RTD temp probe connected. Those things take many different sensor types, and that 100 Ohm resistor is mimicking a pt100 sensor. I think the...
Forum: Electric Brewing 03-22-2013, 12:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 770
Posted By Walker
Right. That's what I said.

Right. That's what I said.
Forum: Electric Brewing 03-21-2013, 07:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 999
Posted By Walker
As long as the signal that reaches the contactor...

As long as the signal that reaches the contactor matches what the contactor needs, then you are free to do that in whatever way you want.

120vac --> transformer --> 12vac --> contactor coil
or...
Forum: Electric Brewing 03-21-2013, 06:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 600
Posted By Walker
You can buy flat sheets of HDPE from...

You can buy flat sheets of HDPE from usplastics.com in various thicknesses if you want to avoid wood.

http://www.usplastic.com/catalog/item.aspx?itemid=23869&catid=705

The reason I bring it up...
Forum: Electric Brewing 03-21-2013, 02:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,965
Posted By Walker
Yup. No problem there. This is even considered...

Yup. No problem there. This is even considered kosher under the NEC "feeder tap" rule.

It's ok to have an undersized wire as long as that wire is short enough, doesn't leave the enclosure, and...
Forum: Electric Brewing 03-21-2013, 01:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 507
Posted By Walker
^^^ This.

^^^

This.
Forum: Electric Brewing 03-21-2013, 10:56 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,965
Posted By Walker
I think you might be running a risk here. I use...

I think you might be running a risk here. I use those same modular din rail distribution modules in my system, but you are absolutely supposed to use a jumper to bridge adacent modules on the rail....
Forum: Electric Brewing 03-21-2013, 02:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 770
Posted By Walker
Gotcha.... SO, you have locking plugs. ...

Gotcha....

SO, you have locking plugs. That's good.

You just need some short lengths of extension cord with "normal" (straight blade) female ends on them then. Basically making your own...
Forum: Electric Brewing 03-21-2013, 01:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,965
Posted By Walker
Normally, just cost. There are little bricks...

Normally, just cost. There are little bricks called something like "power distribution blocks" or something that are exactly what you describe. They are a block of (aluminum?) with several...
Forum: Electric Brewing 03-20-2013, 11:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 770
Posted By Walker
Even if it's not 1/2", I'm sure a solution can be...

Even if it's not 1/2", I'm sure a solution can be cobbled together to make it work.

It does look like a good deal. I would personally be more curious about whether "Food-grade: Yes" means the...
Forum: Electric Brewing 03-20-2013, 10:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 770
Posted By Walker
I'm might be confused, but if I understand this...

I'm might be confused, but if I understand this correctly...

You have two 12v DC pumps with bare wire leads on them.

You have two receptacles on your control panel than you want to use for the...
Forum: Electric Brewing 03-20-2013, 12:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 850
Posted By Walker
OK, motor works, but I did smoke it again in the...

OK, motor works, but I did smoke it again in the process.

Like I said before: I am not in my element with motors.

Seems I have to energize the run winding and then just give it a very brief...
Forum: Electric Brewing 03-19-2013, 04:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 967
Posted By Walker
I used a surplus lab table that my employer was...

I used a surplus lab table that my employer was getting rid of for my brew stand. It's deeper than a kettlle, but not by much. I do have space on the table and almost always have something or other...
Forum: Electric Brewing 03-19-2013, 04:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,391
Posted By Walker
No. 2000W / 120V = 16.7Amps

No.

2000W / 120V = 16.7Amps
Forum: Electric Brewing 03-19-2013, 04:14 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,914
Posted By Walker
I think people are just looking for cost...

I think people are just looking for cost optimized solutions with simplistic features. A manual mode PID and SSR will certainly work to control a boil, but will cost at least twice as much and...
Forum: Electric Brewing 03-19-2013, 03:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 850
Posted By Walker
AWESOME SAUCE! Thanks. I looked and looked...

AWESOME SAUCE!

Thanks. I looked and looked and looked and could not find wiring diagrams.
Forum: Electric Brewing 03-19-2013, 01:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 850
Posted By Walker
If that is the case, it would mean that one of...

If that is the case, it would mean that one of the wires was totally unused, wouldn't it?

Yellow is involved in both run and direction functions.

Blue involved in run.

If red is involved in...
Forum: Electric Brewing 03-19-2013, 01:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 850
Posted By Walker
It is reversible. As I took it all apart, I...

It is reversible. As I took it all apart, I noticed the way the pump impeller(s) were built. It was actually pretty slick if I understood it right. If the motor rotated in one direction, the pump...
Forum: Electric Brewing 03-19-2013, 01:08 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,914
Posted By Walker
Actually... I was going to ask what size the fan...

Actually... I was going to ask what size the fan was.

20mm?
80mm?
Forum: Electric Brewing 03-19-2013, 04:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 850
Posted By Walker
Three attachments. snap of DW model...

Three attachments.

snap of DW model (maytag).
From what I was able to find, the motor is branded as whirlpool.

snap of motor label included.
Note that the DW label says the motor is 5.5A, but...
Forum: Electric Brewing 03-19-2013, 02:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 850
Posted By Walker
Any way to decipher wires on an AC motor?

Wasn't sure whether to put this in the DIY forum or here, but I figure I'll get the attention of more electrically savvy folks here.

My (ancient) dishwasher died. The control board on it fried. ...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-19-2013, 02:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,685
Posted By Walker
I've been in "legitimate" bars that looked worse...

I've been in "legitimate" bars that looked worse than this. I say it's $3 well spent.
Forum: Electric Brewing 03-19-2013, 01:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,064
Posted By Walker
Well, I'll be damned. I never knew that. My...

Well, I'll be damned. I never knew that.

My apologies to helibrewer.
Forum: Electric Brewing 03-18-2013, 11:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,064
Posted By Walker
It's not related to stressing the PID. The...

It's not related to stressing the PID. The contactor (or just a manual toggle switch) is desired for safety.

The PID will try to control the power to the element via enabling/disabling the SSR...
Forum: Electric Brewing 03-18-2013, 09:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,694
Posted By Walker
That sounds like garbage to me. A GFCI shouldn't...

That sounds like garbage to me. A GFCI shouldn't trip just because there is no load.

If that were true, every time you unplugged something from a GFCI outlet, it would trip.
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