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Forum: DIY Projects 07-29-2014, 03:03 AM
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Posted By reynolds5520
Glad I could help! I've learned so much about...

Glad I could help! I've learned so much about brewing here I try to give back where I can. This one was an interesting challenge. I had to study the motor drawings a few times to figure out what...
Forum: DIY Projects 07-28-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 480
Posted By reynolds5520
I guess that if it was me, I would be tempted to...

I guess that if it was me, I would be tempted to run it without the thermal protection until I could purchase and instal a replacement protector. I would put a properly sized slow blow fuse in line...
Forum: DIY Projects 07-28-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 480
Posted By reynolds5520
Yes, start there. You missed where...

Yes, start there.




You missed where in the first post he noted that his location is currently "in Europe".
Forum: DIY Projects 07-28-2014, 02:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 480
Posted By reynolds5520
Connecting power to M4 will just bypass the...

Connecting power to M4 will just bypass the protector.

Have you done a test of the motor without the switch? You should be able to connect hot to M1, and neutral to M2 and have it run. Then...
Forum: DIY Projects 07-27-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 19
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Posted By reynolds5520
Looking at your drawing again, Neutral on S6 is...

Looking at your drawing again, Neutral on S6 is effectively the same circuit as what I described. It just interrupts both hot and neutral when the switch is in the center off position.
Forum: DIY Projects 07-27-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 480
Posted By reynolds5520
Looks like you have it almost correct in the...

Looks like you have it almost correct in the drawing. The neutral connects to M2. Nothing on S6.


The connection at the mid point of the coils has to do with the way this motor is configured...
Forum: DIY Projects 07-26-2014, 02:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,285
Posted By reynolds5520
Mcmaster Carr shows Iron Hubs with keyway and set...

Mcmaster Carr shows Iron Hubs with keyway and set screw in 1/2" and 20mm for the 1 3/4 inch O.D. spiders.

http://www.mcmaster.com/#spider-couplings/
Forum: DIY Projects 07-25-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 480
Posted By reynolds5520
To expand a bit... If you decide to go with...

To expand a bit...

If you decide to go with a separate master power switch before the motor, then you need to be sure to turn it off before changing the direction with the drum switch. To...
Forum: DIY Projects 07-25-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 480
Posted By reynolds5520
I don't think you can safely do it with that drum...

I don't think you can safely do it with that drum switch alone. That switch could be used to swap J10 and T8 but it can't also interrupt the power to M1 and M2 (or even just the power on M1.)

One...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-22-2014, 05:10 PM
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Forum: DIY Projects 07-15-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 530
Posted By reynolds5520
If it will power up in the run mode, you can try...

If it will power up in the run mode, you can try just having the STC turn the whole thing on and off. So long as the AC unit is set for a temp below your room temp, and the sensor of the unit is in...
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Forum: DIY Projects 07-14-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 530
Posted By reynolds5520
If you leave the plug on the end of the pump...

If you leave the plug on the end of the pump cords and instal a receptacle for each controller, then it's quick and easy to swap out any pump that fails. Troubleshooting a bad pump will be easier...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-13-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 269
Posted By reynolds5520
Right, no need to cool to crystalise the liquid. ...

Right, no need to cool to crystalise the liquid. You're just going to dissolve it in your wort anyway. If you plan to make extra for a future batch, then the rapid cool to crystalise may help keep...
Forum: DIY Projects 07-13-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,285
Posted By reynolds5520
How many splines are on that shaft? Lovejoy...

How many splines are on that shaft?

Lovejoy has a jaw for a 12mm shaft with four 1.8mm splines.
Forum: DIY Projects 07-13-2014, 12:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,285
Posted By reynolds5520
Mcmaster Carr has them: ...

Mcmaster Carr has them:

http://www.mcmaster.com/#6408k11/=st78h2
Forum: DIY Projects 07-12-2014, 11:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,285
Posted By reynolds5520
Some folks file a little bit wider flat on one of...

Some folks file a little bit wider flat on one of the sides so the screw has more area to bite. But yes, they work with that style shaft.




That's the really cool thing about spider couplings...
Forum: DIY Projects 07-11-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 492
Posted By reynolds5520
Make sure you use a pipe to supply external air...

Make sure you use a pipe to supply external air to the hot side of the peltier in addition to the piped hot air exhaust. You don't want room temperature air being pulled in to replace the exhaust...
Forum: DIY Projects 07-08-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 492
Posted By reynolds5520
A copper coil glycol loop around the inside...

A copper coil glycol loop around the inside should work. Hide the pipes through the lid behind the tower.

You may get better heat transfer and more even temps with an always on fan across a...
Forum: DIY Projects 07-03-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,127
Posted By reynolds5520
To expand a bit, folks here sometimes say things...

To expand a bit, folks here sometimes say things like "it will work just fine" when there's still something questionable about the design as it relates to code compliance or potential safety issues. ...
Forum: DIY Projects 07-03-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,127
Posted By reynolds5520
That's not a problem. You probably paid a bit...

That's not a problem. You probably paid a bit more than you had to, but they will work just fine.
Forum: DIY Projects 07-01-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,127
Posted By reynolds5520
Note that the WR on that receptacle is for...

Note that the WR on that receptacle is for Weather Resistant, not Water Resistant. The design requirements for a Weather Resistant receptacle call for materials improvements - not splash resistance....
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-20-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,267
Posted By reynolds5520
That does indeed sound like freeze damage. If...

That does indeed sound like freeze damage. If you have to store it in a location that freezes, make sure you blow all the water out.
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