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Forum: Electric Brewing 05-10-2014, 02:21 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 15,900
Posted By riverbeer
http://www.auberins.com/index.php?main_page=produc...

http://www.auberins.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=2_30&products_id=353
Good price and reliable.
From Auberins, they ship from Georgia. I usually have my stuff in 3 or 4 days.
Their...
Forum: Electric Brewing 03-30-2014, 05:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 385
Posted By riverbeer
I would rather let em rust . They should develop...

I would rather let em rust . They should develop a layer of surface rust which
will protect the metal from further rusting. That's what I 'm hoping will happen to mine. These elements were designed...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-27-2014, 01:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 195
Posted By riverbeer
I have never seen a terminal strip with left hand...

I have never seen a terminal strip with left hand threads.
Should be clockwise to tighten.
Forum: DIY Projects 03-27-2014, 01:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 195
Posted By riverbeer
Have you tried turning both ways ? Are they...

Have you tried turning both ways ? Are they frozen tight or loose ?
Forum: Electric Brewing 03-26-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 924
Posted By riverbeer
Thanks, guys. Maybe one day I'll get it thru my...

Thanks, guys. Maybe one day I'll get it thru my head that an SSR has to have a load to be tested.
The reason I want to monitor the SSR ,I had one fry and the temp ran wild.
I use my PID's to...
Forum: Electric Brewing 03-25-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 924
Posted By riverbeer
Bought this:...

Bought this: http://www.ebay.com/itm/181324129465?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649

Connected per Mr. PJ's diagram, minus the switch.
The lamp stays on when PID is cycling ,it...
Forum: Electric Brewing 03-18-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,143
Posted By riverbeer
By comparison I was using a turkey fryer before...

By comparison I was using a turkey fryer before converting to electric.
I paid $20.00 for 20lbs propane and used about 12lbs on a 5 Gal boil, on a calm warm day, more when it's not.
I'm guessing...
Forum: Electric Brewing 03-18-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 924
Posted By riverbeer
Yes sir, thank you. I hope you are well. riverbeer

Yes sir, thank you. I hope you are well. riverbeer
Forum: Electric Brewing 03-18-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 296
Posted By riverbeer
Mine are not shielded and I have no problem. I...

Mine are not shielded and I have no problem.
I use this inside my box: http://www.auberins.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=7_35&products_id=213
I use this from box to TC: ...
Forum: Electric Brewing 03-18-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 924
Posted By riverbeer
Thank you for your help, as always the knowledge...

Thank you for your help, as always the knowledge offered by this forum is amazing. Yes, my SSR was fried. All is well now with new SSR. Upgraded to a higher current SSR. As you know they like to melt...
Forum: Electric Brewing 03-16-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 924
Posted By riverbeer
Thanks, hooked bulb to old SSR, it came on as...

Thanks, hooked bulb to old SSR, it came on as soon as I powered 120V without battery connected, so it's burnt. Connected bulb to new SSR (it's installed) powered on PID and bulb started flashing in...
Forum: Electric Brewing 03-16-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 924
Posted By riverbeer
Can't Control Power To Element

I cannot control power to element. Thought SSR was bad, replaced with new SSR.
PID is cycling SSR, but it is not cycling element. Full power to element all the time. When I power off PID, I still...
Forum: Electric Brewing 03-13-2014, 03:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 597
Posted By riverbeer
When I tested I still had leads connected, I'm...

When I tested I still had leads connected, I'm guessing that gave me a false reading.
I going to remove from box and test tomorrow.
I have this one:...
Forum: Electric Brewing 03-13-2014, 03:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 597
Posted By riverbeer
Yes sir, my SSR is cooked. 0 resistance at...

Yes sir, my SSR is cooked. 0 resistance at output.
Thank you, Mattd2 for spotting that. I never would have thought of that.
This SSR is pretty new.
I've checked my wiring and it looks like it's...
Forum: Electric Brewing 03-13-2014, 02:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 597
Posted By riverbeer
[QUOTE=mattd2;5980669]Are you asking a question,...

[QUOTE=mattd2;5980669]Are you asking a question, or stating that if you turn off the PID power switch the element is still powered? If that is the case it is likely that your SSR is toast and not...
Forum: Electric Brewing 03-13-2014, 02:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 597
Posted By riverbeer
Thank you, I'm going to give it a try.

Thank you, I'm going to give it a try.
Forum: Electric Brewing 03-13-2014, 12:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 597
Posted By riverbeer
Could I do this?

Could I do this?
Forum: Electric Brewing 03-12-2014, 11:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 597
Posted By riverbeer
I'm having trouble getting this into my head. I...

I'm having trouble getting this into my head.
I can power off the PID and the pot still boils unless I power off the element switch. The element is still getting power from somewhere without a...
Forum: Electric Brewing 03-12-2014, 11:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 597
Posted By riverbeer
How do you run 240V on single leg for 120V PID control

Been running my temp control using PJ diagram. I want to be able to run my element at 1/2 power, so I put a switch to the other line thinking I could turn off switch 2 and have the PID run the...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 11-04-2013, 01:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,486
Posted By riverbeer
TSP is strong stuff. Try a 10: 1 It doesn't...

TSP is strong stuff. Try a 10: 1
It doesn't take much
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 11-03-2013, 11:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,114
Posted By riverbeer
Don't know if you want pin lock or ball lock....

Don't know if you want pin lock or ball lock. Here's ball lock

http://www.midwestsupplies.com/pin-lock-to-ball-lock-conversion-post.html
Forum: DIY Projects 10-13-2013, 02:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 358
Posted By riverbeer
Side x Side Build Defrost Timer Question

First I would like to thank Mr. Darkwoods for the inspiration to build this and to the others who posted here who helped me understand how to wire it without burning my (brew house) workshop down....
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 10-07-2013, 04:27 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 51,476
Posted By riverbeer
I use this for My HLT. Work well, no problems. ...

I use this for My HLT. Work well, no problems.
.http://www.amazon.com/temperature-108GPH-DC12V-Water-grade/dp/B007XZAJ3I/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1381162418&sr=8-1&keywords=food+grade+pump

The...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 09-29-2013, 10:56 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 170
Posted By riverbeer
Propane gauges on sale

If you want to add a pressure gauge to your propane tank , check your local Wally World, they have their summer stuff on sale . I got a gauge for under $7.00.
Might find it at some of the other big...
Forum: DIY Projects 07-02-2013, 06:45 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,692
Posted By riverbeer
U.S. made copper tubing. Would this use lead free...

U.S. made copper tubing. Would this use lead free solder?...
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