Coldbreak Brewing HERMS Giveaway!

HomeBrewSupply AMCYL Brew Kettle Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > DIY Projects > Brew Stands > Blue Brew Bench Phase II - Wired
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 01-03-2011, 12:49 AM   #1
Cpt_Kirks
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Lakeland TN
Posts: 3,746
Liked 46 Times on 40 Posts

Default Blue Brew Bench Phase II - Wired

Got my brew bench wired while off for the holidays. Two 20A GFCI's, with both powering a pair of 20A switched outlets (2 for pumps, 2 for Heatsticks).




Switches and GFCI's:



Switched outlets on the back:





Cpt_Kirks is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2011, 01:04 AM   #2
samc
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Portland OR
Posts: 5,423
Liked 62 Times on 58 Posts
Likes Given: 29

Default

Nice, love the blue and the creative pump shields. If you have yet to brew I'd suggest shorter hoses leading into the pumps. Ideally you don't want the liquid to flow below the pump head and then back up for priming ease. If you've already brewed and it works, ignore what I said.


samc is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2011, 04:19 PM   #3
Cpt_Kirks
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Lakeland TN
Posts: 3,746
Liked 46 Times on 40 Posts

Default

I did have some priming issues, might just shorten the hoses.

Thanks.
Cpt_Kirks is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2011, 04:21 PM   #4
IrregularPulse
Hobby Collector
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
IrregularPulse's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 46,319
Liked 3002 Times on 2909 Posts
Likes Given: 148

Default

Are you just running your heat sticks full blast at all time? No temp controller?
__________________
Tap Room Hobo

I should have stuck to four fingers in Vegas. :o - marubozo's mom
IrregularPulse is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2011, 04:27 PM   #5
Cpt_Kirks
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Lakeland TN
Posts: 3,746
Liked 46 Times on 40 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by IrregularPulse View Post
Are you just running your heat sticks full blast at all time? No temp controller?
Ah, you are referring to "Phase III".

Yeah, they run full blast now. I manually control them with the switches.

I'm looking at SSR's, PID's and maybe a Brewtroller board later.
Cpt_Kirks is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2011, 05:14 PM   #6
wildwest450
Registered User
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 9,099
Liked 170 Times on 155 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

Looks good.
wildwest450 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2011, 07:10 PM   #7
Cpt_Kirks
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Lakeland TN
Posts: 3,746
Liked 46 Times on 40 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by wildwest450 View Post
Looks good.
Thanks.

I bled a bit doing it. 12/3 wire is a pain to fit into outlet boxes correctly.

Cpt_Kirks is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2011, 07:13 PM   #8
nostalgia
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Port Murray, NJ
Posts: 2,408
Liked 69 Times on 47 Posts
Likes Given: 9

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cpt_Kirks View Post
I bled a bit doing it. 12/3 wire is a pain to fit into outlet boxes correctly.
Wait until you try 6/3 to wire a 50A outlet for a control panel

-Joe


__________________
I'm opening a brewery! Man Skirt Brewing

Progress is always up on my Facebook page
nostalgia is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
DIY Bench Capper Yuri_Rage Other 49 11-01-2014 12:58 PM
Wooden Blue Brew Stand Cpt_Kirks Brew Stands 2 11-14-2010 03:11 PM
Why would you buy a ranco pre-wired RockfordWhite Brew Stands 11 09-03-2008 10:31 PM
Electrical help for last phase Brewpastor Brew Stands 23 04-04-2007 02:57 PM
2 phase wiring help Brewpastor Brew Stands 12 03-01-2007 02:31 AM


Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS