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Old 07-10-2011, 11:22 AM   #1
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Hello All,

I have been putting parts together for the last 6 weeks and started cutting holes in my control panel yesterday. Hopefully I will be able to paint it today and get everything installed. This is a Kal clone and it would not have been possible without his detailed instructions and documentation. Thanks Kal.

This is going to be a long drawn out build as we have new twin girls and both sleep and spare time have been sparse.

In addition to the control panel I am using 2 modified Sanke kegs for the HLT and MLT. I am lucky enough to have welders at work that are going to weld on the tri-clamp ferrules for the BK and HLT. I bought the tri-clamp element adapters from Brewers Hardware. They are slick and I can not wait to get them running.

I know that in the coming weeks I am going to need some help from those that have completed the process, so thanks in advance.

Jeff






 
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Old 07-10-2011, 02:15 PM   #2
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Nice looking panel start



 
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Old 07-15-2011, 02:50 AM   #3
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I am interested in hearing how those tri-clamp adapters work for your elements.

 
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Old 07-15-2011, 11:38 PM   #4
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The Welder at work installed the ferrules today and I did the elements and temp probe cables last night. I am going to coil the ss recirc tubing and install in the HWT tomorrow.





 
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Old 07-15-2011, 11:41 PM   #5
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That looks awesome. Holy cow! Just noticed you're in Shawnee! Looking forward to your updates.

 
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Old 07-16-2011, 12:24 AM   #6
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Nice to know someone is from the area. I have only been here for a few years and am amazed how many people brew in the KC area.

More pics.



 
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Old 07-16-2011, 11:51 PM   #7
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Got some more stuff completed today.

Everything is mounted to the interior control panel tray, control panel cover is painted and relays are mounted to the "Super Jumbo" heatsink.

I will see if I can drill the holes to mount the heatsink so I can paint the rest of the control panel box tonight.

I ordered all of the tags this week and hopefully they will arrive sometime next week.




 
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Old 07-21-2011, 12:35 AM   #8
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Nice work.

Keep the pic coming

Rock Chalk

Chris

 
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Old 07-21-2011, 06:38 PM   #9
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I started wiring the interior of the panel today. I gave the box and door a final coat of paint last night and am now just waiting for the tags to arrive. I went a different route and bought the tags that surround the switches so until they arrive I am on hold. I have to say that I was shocked at the cost of the outlets and plugs. I filled a basket at Home Depot and could not bring myself to drop the $230 total. Back to eBay to see if I can save some money....

 
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Old 07-21-2011, 07:58 PM   #10
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paint job looks great



 
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