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Old 01-10-2011, 12:32 PM   #11
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One thing to note is that some BT users have experienced horrible interference from the autoigniting valves. There is a good discussion on BT forum that will help isolate things and prevent interference. Otherwise thongs look good to me.
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Old 01-10-2011, 05:05 PM   #12
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After talking to Klaude the sub panel is really the best idea. Here is how the sub panel would connect to the main control panel, 2x 2-pin mic connectors, one for each of the two gas valves connect the two boxes.

Inside the sub box, 6x6x4", would be the two S8610U3009 controllers and thats about it. A 3 pin MIC connector connects the sub panel to each valve. Here is a drawing of what it would look like.



This is the box we are most likely going to use. It is weather sealed and the center where we will mount it will be cool enough for the plastic to hold.
http://www.lowes.com/pd_10030-223-E9...junction%2Bbox

And this is a cool connector that is a pass through grommet for the spark wire which we shouldnt splice.

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Old 01-10-2011, 07:22 PM   #13
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Anyone have thoughts on taking a NEMA 1 enclosure and cutting large holes in the door and bottom to mount 5mm Acrylic on it? we would most likely not cut one single hole but leave some support bracing in place so it did not flex to much.

I'm just wondering how we will attach a threaded spot to the case.... maybe end up welding nuts on the inside of the box.
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Old 01-25-2011, 07:37 PM   #14
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We picked up a 16x16x6" box from e-bay and started designing the control panel. Going to start cutting it up soon. 3-5mm black acrylic that is laser etched and cut will go on top to hold all the specific components and provide some nice labels for switches etc. Here is what it should look like when done.



Drilling, cutting and installing more components later. More pictures to follow.
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Old 02-14-2011, 06:52 PM   #15
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Well I think we have all the info we need about our new system and construction is well underway. Posting future updates back on the original thread....

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f11/auto...ml#post2645057
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Old 02-23-2011, 10:26 PM   #16
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My name is Jay, and I am a brewer over at Black Heart Brewery. Here is a video we put up online showing the new box - almost done!


 
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Old 12-13-2011, 04:08 AM   #17
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Blackheart, what valves are you using and where did you get them? I was wondering what the price on them is.

 
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Old 12-13-2011, 04:46 AM   #18
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EZFrag, We use these valves from the Brewtroller store:
Open Source Control Systems :: Valves
We use the two way valves and have plans to use the 3 way ones in the future when we upgrade. What kind of system are you planing?

 
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Old 12-14-2011, 11:17 AM   #19
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I was working on copying the build of you guys. I started with the brewstand. I about have that built. Family is asking for Christmas ideas for me. I was going to send them the link for these valves and tell them to just get me one of them. See how many I can get over Christmas. Wow, those valves are 79.99 a piece.

 
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Old 12-14-2011, 11:58 AM   #20
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Thats is one sweet panel. I really like the system schematic with indicators. I will definately be stealing that idea... once I save up the $1,000,000 to drop on a crazy high tech brewery

 
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