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Old 02-17-2011, 01:02 AM   #11
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I used the same method. Can't imagine doing it any other way without it turning into an autocad project. Just be sure to leave room for labels and also for other PID's, swithces, etc. in case you want to add stuff.
Which method is that Steve? Also, I do have 3 PIDS, it's just not in the photo as it is in use in my RIMS toolbox right now.

The switch to the far upper right will turn on the PIDS
The switches under in PID will turn on the element to the kettle relating to that PID (Left to right BK, MT, HLT)
The two switches under those three will be pump 1 and 2
Not pictured (I forgot to add it) is the E-Stop button which will be symmetrically located under and between the two pump switches.

What do you guys think?



 
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Old 02-17-2011, 01:03 AM   #12
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Lookin good bro! That box looks familiar

Looks like a great start. I'm sorry I can't offer any advice on cutting that material with a dremel, since I used a cnc mill. Maybe you could ask any local machine shops if they'd cut those out for you for cheap?

Looking forward to seeing the final product!

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Old 02-17-2011, 01:05 AM   #13
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Can I be the first noob to say....what is that??
It is my electrical panel box for my soon to be all electric brew system. The black things up top are Aubrin PID controllers that regulate the temperature in the kettles. The rest are switches that I described just above.

 
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Old 02-17-2011, 02:52 AM   #14
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So it's like a huge electric stove dedicated to and designed specifically for brewing?

Man I live in a tiny apartment I just wanna move up to a turkey fryer. I'm doing my 9th batch on the stove as I type.

One day though.....one day....

 
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Old 02-17-2011, 01:35 PM   #15
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Looking good!!!!

 
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Old 02-17-2011, 01:43 PM   #16
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[QUOTE=Yambor44;2653399]Which method is that Steve? QUOTE]

I was referring to Samc's post about overlaying a computer printout of the switch and PID layout. Once you get everything perfect, you just mark your holes and drill them....I used a jigsaw to make the larger PID holes. I erred on the small side and filed out the holes until I got a nice fit.

 
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Old 02-17-2011, 08:09 PM   #17
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+1 on the jigsaw and file. I used the same method with good results.

 
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Old 02-17-2011, 08:50 PM   #18
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You might miss cutting the box when you get inside and start dealing with all the wiring.
Damn nice cotton candy machine though.

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Old 02-18-2011, 03:35 AM   #19
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I want to throw this out for a small debate...

Are the heat sinks REALLY necessary?

 
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Old 02-18-2011, 03:45 AM   #20
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I want to throw this out for a small debate...

Are the heat sinks REALLY necessary?
I am working on a control panel myself now and it's my first time using SSRs. I asked if it was ok to mount the sinks inside the box. Mine is plastic. Consensus is cooling is very important. Use the sinks.

Nice project by the way.



 
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