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Old 03-21-2011, 01:31 AM   #31
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Yes, I was only joking. I assumed the smiley would convey that fact.

I do NOT endorse dry firing your heater element.
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Old 03-21-2011, 01:32 AM   #32
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Yes, I was only joking. I assumed the smiley would convey that fact.

I do NOT endorse dry firing your heater element.
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Old 03-21-2011, 01:36 AM   #33
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oh... for you, reelale, i strongly suggest it. go for it.

disclaimer: i am joking again.
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Old 03-21-2011, 01:40 AM   #34
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oh... for you, reelale, i strongly suggest it. go for it.

disclaimer: i am joking again.
Without a smiley face? OK, now I'm confused
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Old 03-21-2011, 01:42 AM   #35
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oh... for you, reelale, i strongly suggest it. go for it.

disclaimer: i am joking again.
Seriously, I wonder if most of these failures are the result of amp draw on 220 vac elements? Or is it equal opportunity? I only use a 110 vac 1500W in a RIMS tube. I'm scared now. I have the alarm working to de-activate the signal on overshoots, but that doesn't do any good when the SSR is not answering the phone.

 
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Old 03-21-2011, 02:24 AM   #36
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Seriously, I wonder if most of these failures are the result of amp draw on 220 vac elements? Or is it equal opportunity? I only use a 110 vac 1500W in a RIMS tube. I'm scared now. I have the alarm working to de-activate the signal on overshoots, but that doesn't do any good when the SSR is not answering the phone.
Good thing we are not building nuclear weapons

 
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Old 03-21-2011, 05:05 AM   #37
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now.... maybe I can finally get back to brewing.

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Old 03-21-2011, 01:12 PM   #38
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Oh you installed those all wrong. It's going to break as soon as you try to brew on it. Do you have a picture of the entire CP internals?

 
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Old 03-21-2011, 01:29 PM   #39
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mechanical relays ftw!

plus, who doesn't love the clicking!?
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Old 03-21-2011, 01:35 PM   #40
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Oh you installed those all wrong. It's going to break as soon as you try to brew on it. Do you have a picture of the entire CP internals?
I don't have one with all the latest additions that I did to it. Will snap one later. It ain't pretty.

I recently added a float switch to my kettle to cut the SSR control signal when the liquid level is too low, a toggle to bypass the float (that's part of some future plans I have for this thing), and now these fans. I haven't completed the wiring on the fans because they need as 12VDC power supply. I tested that they worked with a wall-wort, and now the plans are to install that wall wort inside of the panel.
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