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Old 11-11-2009, 03:27 AM   #41
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I don't want to argue, and I am not telling you you're wrong. Just pointing out that there is a cheap switch easily available that will do the job. I thought that would be useful. Hmmm.

I REALLY don't want to argue.
I understand and can appreciate that.


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Old 11-11-2009, 03:50 AM   #42
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Hey, this is a great write-up. It validates everything I did with my brewery.

I had a certified electrician look at my setup and tell me I was crazy mixing 120VAC, Propane, Water and Wood. I've been told I'm crazy by people before so this didn't phase me much. When I told him I was grounding all my copper pipe, the motors and the stands he felt a little better, but then I told him I was wiring in a dedicated 20Amp circuit to handle this and he just shook his head.

I work with his brother, and he keeps asking if I've blown up the house yet.


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Old 11-11-2009, 04:22 AM   #43
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Is there a relatively easy way to determine the amp service rating of my breaker box by looking at it? The main breaker/Common Trip breaker is rated for 60A but I thought I had 100A service. Any thoughts?

 
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Old 11-11-2009, 06:05 AM   #44
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I built a HLT out of an alluminum kettle. You mentioned grounding the water (is that right). Do I do that by attaching the ground to the kettle itself?
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Old 11-11-2009, 01:11 PM   #45
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I built a HLT out of an alluminum kettle. You mentioned grounding the water (is that right). Do I do that by attaching the ground to the kettle itself?
I grounded my Aluminum kettles directly to the kettle. I used a small bolt at the top of the kettle. Test it periodically with a continuity tester.

 
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Old 11-11-2009, 02:16 PM   #46
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Slouch, grounding the kettle is fine and is the easy way to do it. If you have the means, you can drill and tap a hole in the base part of the element and ground it there if that makes it easier.

If you have a non conductive container like a cooler then you have to make provisions to ground the liquid in it. Sounds like you are good to go though.
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Old 11-13-2009, 01:19 PM   #47
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Not to be pushy, but when does the next installment come out? Once I get a pump I'll finally have all my pieces to start wiring up my eHLT, eBK and pump.

Oddly, my wife has been very supportive of my hobby. This simultaneously frightens and enlightens me. I hope I didn't miss our anniversary...

 
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Old 11-13-2009, 01:48 PM   #48
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Not to be pushy, but when does the next installment come out? Once I get a pump I'll finally have all my pieces to start wiring up my eHLT, eBK and pump.

Oddly, my wife has been very supportive of my hobby. This simultaneously frightens and enlightens me. I hope I didn't miss our anniversary...
My schedule has been hell lately with work and school. I might get some time this weekend, if not then it will be next week sometime.

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Didn't mean to ignore yah man. TBH, I don't know. I would imagine it is printed on the circuit sheet list. One thing to consider though is that the service running to your house might be rated less than the breaker panel, hence the small 'main' breaker. You'll need to know both of those numbers before you can do anything upgrade wise.
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Old 11-13-2009, 02:33 PM   #49
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Slouch, grounding the kettle is fine and is the easy way to do it. If you have the means, you can drill and tap a hole in the base part of the element and ground it there if that makes it easier.

If you have a non conductive container like a cooler then you have to make provisions to ground the liquid in it. Sounds like you are good to go though.
Great thanks for the reply. I have already JB Welded the element into the tank, so I will probably try to figure something out directly to the aluminum.

Thanks for the help.
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Old 11-13-2009, 05:19 PM   #50
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My schedule has been hell lately with work and school. I might get some time this weekend, if not then it will be next week sometime.
I'm in no hurry, I just wanted to make sure you saw there was interest and that your words wouldn't go to waste, at least not by this homebrewer. If you lived near me I'd give you homebrew for your contributions.



 
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