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Old 03-21-2011, 03:30 PM   #151
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yes, but you have a more modules than you really need. each module can have a wire connected to both sides of it.

So, with two of the modules jumpered together, you can connect 4 wires together at that point.
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Old 03-21-2011, 03:40 PM   #152
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I gotcha. So the power feed in, then 3 terminals to pull off (using the remaining 3 spots) - see pic.

I think I am going to go with this switch. I assume 125V is ok? It will only get a feed of 120.

http://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/...51GgJXHqhCg%3d


Assumptions:
1. A would be from the wall line into the box
2. the box represents two terminals jumpered together

So it looks like I would need 10 terminals. But I will grab a few extra for potential future upgrades
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Old 03-21-2011, 03:48 PM   #153
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I think I am going to go with this switch. I assume 125V is ok? It will only get a feed of 120.

http://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/...51GgJXHqhCg%3d
yes. 125 is greater than 120.
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Old 03-21-2011, 03:50 PM   #154
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I gotcha. So the power feed in, then 3 terminals to pull off (using the remaining 3 spots) - see pic.


A would be from the wall line into the box
Yes. Assuming this is your "neutral" block, this is just fine. So, only two modules needed to make the neutral distribution.
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Old 03-21-2011, 04:07 PM   #155
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yes. 125 is greater than 120.
Like I said, insecure much about electrical?... yup

haha.

Just about to place a mouser order - thanks a lot for the help walker!!

Almost all my stuff for the box is in, in the mail, or on order. Wouldn't ahve been able to gather it all without your help!

And yes, that would be my neutral terminal
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Old 03-22-2011, 01:24 PM   #156
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Like I said, insecure much about electrical?... yup

haha.

Just about to place a mouser order - thanks a lot for the help walker!!

Almost all my stuff for the box is in, in the mail, or on order. Wouldn't ahve been able to gather it all without your help!

And yes, that would be my neutral terminal
If it's not too late... make sure you order some extra terminal modules. They are cheap, but if you have to go back in a month and order 2 more and play shipping on them, it would suck.
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Old 03-22-2011, 02:49 PM   #157
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Ha - my thoughts exactly. I ordered some extra partitions, terminal modules, jumpers and even switches. Just in case I get a bad one, or in case I count wrong.

I am hoping to dry fit everything in the auberins box this weekend and plan out my layout for wiring (make it pretty).

I think I am going to run everything on 12g wire in the enclosure (except for the element which will be on 10g). Figured it will be easier to buy 4 wire color types in 12g than some on 12 and some in 14).

Now the trick is to dodge my wife and get all these packages in the house - to minimize the appearance of cost!
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Old 03-22-2011, 05:48 PM   #158
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Walker wanted to ask you. I am going to either run a long extension line (10/3 rubber coated all weather) from pots to auberins box, or (10/4) from the 240 outlet on the garage wall to the auberins box.

Do you find with your set up you prefer to have your PID closer to the brew stuff? Or do youhave it a bit away and on the wall?

Part of me is thinking I want the box on the wall, away from harm (boiling work, HLT spills, etc.). Another part says it might be cheaper to run the longer 10/4 line so the cords to the HLT and BK are shorter.

Any usability thoughts from your own system?
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Old 03-22-2011, 06:01 PM   #159
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I have a 10/4 running to my control panel, and 8 ft of 10/3 SOOW to each kettle from there. My control panel box sits on a fold out table well out of harms way. Close enough to flip a switch to turn on the pump, but far enough away that it doesn't get splashed. Works pretty well..

BTW, the 16 feet of 10/3 was about $25 total from Lowes at I think $1.65 a foot.

 
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Old 03-22-2011, 06:33 PM   #160
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I was actually surprised at how cool some of the bulk wire was at HD. Thanks for the tips!
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