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Old 09-17-2011, 12:00 AM   #11
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I'm literally going to copy this exactly! Well except for the computer case thing (i dont know what the purpose of that is) and im gonna use an IC instead of a CFC.

 
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Old 09-17-2011, 01:17 AM   #12
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Awesome... I think I may do something like this.
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Old 09-17-2011, 03:55 AM   #13
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Awesome build, the power setup in the garage is great!

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Well except for the computer case thing (i dont know what the purpose of that is)
Protects the pump from splashing liquids.
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Old 09-17-2011, 05:10 AM   #14
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Awesome build, the power setup in the garage is great!



Protects the pump from splashing liquids.
Does it really need protection?

 
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Old 09-17-2011, 10:53 AM   #15
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Does it really need protection?
The motor is somewhat exposed to allow heat to escape so most suggest to protect it in some fashion.

I know it is ugly as hell but its functional.

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Old 09-17-2011, 11:03 AM   #16
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For those of you looking to do the same, please feel free to contact me if you need any help/info...especially while it is still fresh in my mind. I feel like I have a pretty good understanding of everything going on so I should be able to answer most questions. If it is regarding elkectrical, I will probably defer to P-J unless it is something I am very comfortable answering.

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Old 09-17-2011, 01:52 PM   #17
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For your GFI, I was surprised to find your link to a 50 amp GFI in a spa panel complete for only $49 at Home Depot. I was looking for a 30 amp GFI and could only find the breaker alone (no panel) for +$80. But I don't want or need a 50 amp breaker running a single 5500 watt element. Seems too high for my needs.

Any suggestions for a 30 amp GFI/panel combination in the <$50 range?

Or should I not worry about a 50 amp breaker on the GFI? (I'll have additional 30 amp breakers at the control box.)

 
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Old 09-17-2011, 01:57 PM   #18
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Nice job!
Nice documentation.
My brew rig is very elaborate and complicated, and sometimes, it might be nice to take an 'easier road'.

 
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Old 09-17-2011, 05:55 PM   #19
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For your GFI, I was surprised to find your link to a 50 amp GFI in a spa panel complete for only $49 at Home Depot. I was looking for a 30 amp GFI and could only find the breaker alone (no panel) for +$80. But I don't want or need a 50 amp breaker running a single 5500 watt element. Seems too high for my needs.

Any suggestions for a 30 amp GFI/panel combination in the <$50 range?

Or should I not worry about a 50 amp breaker on the GFI? (I'll have additional 30 amp breakers at the control box.)
For the price the 50 amp spa panel was the way to go. Don't worry about it being overkill...it's all a matter of $$$.

I toyed with the idea of pulling the 50 amp breaker out of the spa panel and putting it in the subpanel but after talking to P-J he informed me that I would need to upgrade all of the 10ga wire to 8ga. I already bought the 10ga wire and hacked it to pieces so I just went the piggyback route.

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Old 09-17-2011, 06:31 PM   #20
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Subscribed! This looks awesome.

 
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