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Old 01-31-2013, 01:19 PM   #241
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Subbed... Loving this idea of 3 pumps and 6 motorized ball valves. Any chance you could let us know your source for the 6 valves? Also, where in hell did you manage to find pumps for $100?

Edited: Correction, I found your post where you talk about the valves here. I really should read more through these posts before subscribing so quickly. Also, I reread your first post and figured out your pump situation. You originally bought chuggers with polysulfone heads and then switched to the SS, so now your pumps cost closer to the $135-150 that I'm seeing everywhere for SS chuggers. Cheers


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Old 01-31-2013, 01:29 PM   #242
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Could you post up a schematic for how you wired up your bbq igniter to an SSR. I'm about ready to pull the trigger on a BCS system and would like to figure this part out. All of the igniters that I've looked at run off of a single battery (1.5V) and the regular SSR's that Embedded Control Concepts sell look like they have a minimum 3V for the load side. What's the trick?
One thing you can do to power them bad boys all off one dedicated circuit and do away with batteries altogether is to cannibalize a simple 5v cell phone wall charger. You want one with the old school laptop-type power tip and not a new style micro usb or ipod connector. That should take care of any power issues that batteries have with driving SSRs as they drain over time and use.


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Old 01-31-2013, 04:42 PM   #243
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One thing you can do to power them bad boys all off one dedicated circuit and do away with batteries altogether is to cannibalize a simple 5v cell phone wall charger. You want one with the old school laptop-type power tip and not a new style micro usb or ipod connector. That should take care of any power issues that batteries have with driving SSRs as they drain over time and use.
Actually, I liked using the battery power so that there wasn't a path for all the back EMF to get to the BCS (it can travel through the wall worts). Still, I would sometimes have interference issues and having your BCS reboot during a brew session is a major PIA!

A few months back I removed my spark igniters and replaced them with hot surface igniters. They are 120V glow igniters that are all powered off of a single SSR. No spark, no interference and they work flawlessly. I highly suggest going that route. I used the Honeywell GlowFly ones.
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I made up a drawing, but I'm no EE. Is this the valve and wiring you used? A KLD 1/2" Stainless Steel 12VDC, KLD20SB3Z12.
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Old 02-24-2013, 02:02 PM   #245
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Ive been searching for the past week on different stand designs. I've decided to go with your because i like the idea of being able to upgrade from keggle's in the future if i choose to and there is plenty of space where nothing is cramped. I have 48' of 2x2 steel waiting in the garage so I plan to start today. This is really sharp!
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Old 02-24-2013, 03:20 PM   #246
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I've been sketching out designs for my own stand while deployed for the last month. I've come up with a few different variations, but I keep coming back to one design. I was killing time and clicked on the DIY thread to find this. This is almost exactly what I dreamed up, only better. Nice build!

So now I'm going to start ordering parts so that everything is ready to rock when I get home. Almost time to fire up the welder!
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Subscribed!! Im totally jealous of this amazing piece of hardware!! I've been wanting to do the same thing for a while, but didn't even know where to start. Now I know.....
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I started messing around with a new customized front-end. I still need to add some animated graphics to it for process flows and spruce it up a bit, but functionally it is rock solid and working incredibly well.

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Looking good, Jon!

That's a nice, easy to follow layout.
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They are powered by 120V, so I wired all three of them to a single SSR. The BCS powers them up 5 seconds before opening the gas valve and continues to keep them on for another 5 seconds after the valve is opened.[/IMG]
Jon, does this mean that all 3 hsi's fire up at the same time, even though the BCS is only igniting one burner?


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