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Old 01-06-2012, 12:59 AM   #531
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Old 01-06-2012, 05:44 PM   #532
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Hard to tell but based on other Leviton Decora instructions, the "single-pole switch controls grounded power outlet" option wants you to wire the black to the opposite side, adjacent to the white. Test and see with a multimeter or lamp to verify that the switch indeed operates the outlet as expected.

Now if you want to use this switch in addition to an SSR, you would break off that tab there and run leads from each black screw to the AC side of the SSR. That way, the switch would have the ultimate say on power, but when on, AC would pass to the SSR which would then turn the outlet on/off as required.
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Old 01-07-2012, 04:02 PM   #533
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So my setup will be identical to.yours with an ssr. You are saying both wires to black screws from power in? I will do the lamp test to be sure.

 
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Old 01-07-2012, 07:38 PM   #534
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Not sure what you mean by "power in". The SSR has two screws and there's two black screws in that second pic. Wire each to each and break off that tab between the screws. That will put the SSR into the current path between the switch and outlet.
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Old 01-11-2012, 03:56 AM   #535
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Not sure what you mean by "power in". The SSR has two screws and there's two black screws in that second pic. Wire each to each and break off that tab between the screws. That will put the SSR into the current path between the switch and outlet.
Hey, thanks for the help. Finally finished the control box, works great. I did have to put the ssr between the two black screws, so that worked. In the end I only threw the circuit breaker twice, so success? The ai on the pid is really, really cool. Kettle is now finished, all electric!

A couple more parts needed to finish up connecting the pump and my new cfc and we will be online! Will have to build heat stick next to get to 5gal batches so I can brew for the wedding, but that will be easy enough now...

Way bigger project than I really thought I was taking on! Worth it.

 
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Old 01-11-2012, 10:01 AM   #536
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subscribed THANKS, working on electric keggle, so many threads to look atCheers

 
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Old 01-21-2012, 07:36 PM   #537
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In the planning/purchasing stage now to build my own jcarp CB, and I got to thinking (excuse me if its been covered, I read the thread in its entirety awhile ago, but don't remeber seeing this).

First off, I plan on doing 5 gallon batches and supplementing the boil with my stove to keep it indoors. I already use a 10 gallon cooler to mash.

Here's my thinking, could I mash in with 1.25 quarts, and keep the sparge water in the HLT/BK, the recirculate/mash out after conversion with 170ish sparge water to reach full preboil volume of 6.5 gallons? I'm certain I've seen this type of two vessel system somewhere here that used this principal, but cannot find the thread. (Edit) After reading around, I'm fairly certain that the origianal brutus 20 was based on this principal of recirulating with the sparge water, correct?

 
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Old 01-22-2012, 03:52 PM   #538
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That's my "standard" single-rest brew procedure boswell. Traditional mash at 1.5 - 2 q/lb and then I recirculate post-mash until the system hits 170.
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Old 02-10-2012, 12:44 PM   #539
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I'm working on running a set up with a few similarities to this method. The one question I'm working on now is, for the hose that recirculates back to the mash tun it looks like you have the hose just dumping into the bottom of the MT. Why / how does that work as opposed to introducing it via a manifold similar to fly sparging ?

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Old 02-10-2012, 04:17 PM   #540
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I think it was mentioned earlier that the hose just rests on top of the grain bed. There's quite a few folks, including Blichman's Autosparge that do this very thing.

 
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