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Old 03-11-2013, 08:26 PM   #11
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here come some basic questions.

1. so is see the switch for the controller, which i'm assuming supplies power to the controller. Does the switch after the controller override the love controller and power on the heat? or do they both need to be on in order to have the asco valve powered by the love controller.

2. I'm guessing I could use an Auberins PID in replace of the Love controller??

 
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Old 03-11-2013, 08:38 PM   #12
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In my set up show in the OP of this thread, the switches are for the pumps, not the Love controllers. The Love Controllers are on their own.

You can use whatever controllers your heart desires I would guess. It's all the same electrons flowing in your wires. I went with Love for the simplicity and low cost. Hard to beat the price and simplicity of the Love controllers. They work and do so for a fair price. The Auber stuff is well priced as well so I can't knock their controllers either. Either way, you'd be in fine shape I reckon. That said, the Loves have handled a fair amount of abuse in terms of washdowns, etc. You should really probably have them in a waterproof enclosure but I got lazy and didn't do so. I've been impressed with them and the amount of abuse they can withstand.

 
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Old 03-11-2013, 08:46 PM   #13
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what are the love 1 , heat 1, love 2, heat 2 switches.

 
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Old 03-11-2013, 08:52 PM   #14
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That whole row of switches did nothing. I wired it up originally based on Lonnie's plans but those switches didn't do anything as they had changed the Love controllers from the time Lonnie wrote up his plans and the time I got Love controllers it seemed. All those switches were useless so I simplified the whole panel to the engraved/anodized gen2 panel.

Ideally I would build a box around the back of the panel to protect the controllers and switches from splashing but like I said, I got lazy.

 
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Old 03-11-2013, 08:56 PM   #15
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gotcha. awesome. thanks. one lasssst thing. What solenoid valve are you using on your system. I'm guessing a 120V? Thanks. You've been a huge help.

 
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Old 03-11-2013, 09:02 PM   #16
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Yep, 120V one. Any of them will work more or less. it's just an on/off kind of deal and the best seal for propane is nitrile (buna-n) so whichever one you can get for the best price that uses nitrile seals is the one you want.

 
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Old 03-12-2013, 04:46 PM   #17
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any advice on where you got your gas valves? all of the 120V valves I have come across are $500 bucks plus.

 
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Old 03-12-2013, 05:15 PM   #18
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I got these:

http://www.mcmaster.com/#2660K22

They work great.

 
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Old 03-17-2013, 03:41 AM   #19
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Hey Irrenarzt, off topic here but noticing a little of your brew stand in the controller photos, any chance you could post a few photos? That thing looks pretty bad ass!
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Old 03-17-2013, 02:10 PM   #20
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There are some pics in a different thread but I'll post some here for you:









I sold the aluminum frame and built a stainless one since.


 
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