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Old 12-21-2010, 07:35 PM   #51
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Not a whole lot to report, SWMBO had a honey do list I spent 12 hours on last Saturday then Sunday she spent 8 hours shopping so I got to take care of the seven month old monkey man.

I did discover I needed to order more wire to connect my 2 and 3 way motorized ball valves, one more thing that got lost in the shuffle.

After reading the GFCI keeps blowing thread I got paranoid about my JB Weld potted elements. Never fear!! I hooked up the BK element since it already had water in it from my leak test and flipped the switch to manual control and voila! It was pretty cool to hear the hissing of the water warming up and NOT hear the click of the GFCI!!!

Leaving for Christmas tomorrow morning so the build will sit patiently waiting for me to finish her up (more patiently than me unfortunately).

Hopefully the SWMBO will let me spend some time on it so I can maybe give her the inaugural brew on New Year's Day

Merry Christmas everyone!!
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Old 01-08-2011, 05:56 AM   #52
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OK so the New Years brew didn't happen. I'm gettin damn close though!!

I have all the stainless plumbing done, all the valves are hooked up and functional, well the were hooked up, now I'm troubleshooting my pressure and volume sensors so I had to disconnect everything from the Brewtroller board so I could see what the heck I was doing.

To do list for tomorrow is

1. Run wiring for new work light
2. Figure out the problem with my temp probes
3. Get pressure sensors working
4. Rework valve wiring so it's cleaner and I can see the BT board better.
5. Run wire and duct for exhaust fan

I'll take some pics tomorrow after I clean up up a bit, it's embarrassing how quickly things get messy when I'm working on a project sometimes!!
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Old 01-08-2011, 06:09 AM   #53
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I'll take some pics tomorrow after I clean up up a bit, it's embarrassing how quickly things get messy when I'm working on a project sometimes!!
Don't be embarrassed! I omitted several pictures of my build thinking they showed too much clutter, but in hindsight, I probably should've shown them since the mess is to be expected and some important steps might be left out. Personally, I'd excuse the mess to learn what you're doing.

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Old 01-08-2011, 07:42 AM   #54
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Are your sensors just giving error codes? I, erm, I mean a friend of mine who built a control panel recently, had this problem when he first plugged mine in (I'm using PIDs, but it looks like you've got RTDs and 3-wire pressure sensors). What he'd done is soldered all the quick disconnects for the sensors the same way. That put the wire orientation off. What he had to do was go back and make the male end (the one mounted on the panel) the mirror image of the ones on the cord so that the wires corresponded to the ones on the probe. At least that's what he told me. I would never make this mistake, though, since it's pretty obvious...

If you're not using color coded wires inside your control pane, though, you can always just swap wires on the terminals until you find which goes where, if I'm even describing your problem.

 
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Old 01-08-2011, 08:11 AM   #55
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EuBrew, congrats it's alive.
Questions; you have the manufacture and part number of the pressure sensors plus any specs like what the pressure range as well the output signal or voltage output range? Thanks.

 
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