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Old 09-21-2012, 07:58 PM   #21
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Sorry for the late response I never got a notice of a post ummm I guess I don't know to much about specifics of DIN rail the stuff i got was just laying around the job box at work the stuff I have is 1" 3/8 i would think that "DIN" should b pretty universal more of the depth of the rail that changes..... I hope that helps a little bit ill take a peak at McMaster and c what's up.
Also with your wire mold I used 1" 1/8 and that was pushing it once I got some number 10's in there

The DIN rail I have must b din 1 if I'm reading that rite

 
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Old 11-09-2012, 11:43 PM   #22
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Just some updates nothing crazy but I've kinda tried to work it into my brewing slowly also mainly I just want to use



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It'd b awesome

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This too lol

 
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Old 11-13-2012, 03:20 PM   #23
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So I'm at the point where I am gonna starting building my keggles and I'm looking for some input. I'm bouncing between soldering, weldless, or welded my buddy and I messed around with welded but we were never able to get clean welds. We r no experts by any means and we didn't use solar flux or any type of gas purge but it seemed to be time consuming with disappointing results we welded the inside and out, outside was nice and clean but the inside got messy
I like the idea of soldering nice and clean but i haven't been able to source a dimple tool so that's my only downside really on that. I have also thought about dimpling to the inside of the keg and welding the outside which would allow my friend to get much cleaner welds mainly due to ease of access
And last the weldless have just recently popped into my head just because of the simpleness, but at the same time my goal is a life long system here. I've never had a problem with weldless they were great but I don't wanna worry about orings

I've done a ton of reading on here so ice defiantly done my research just looking for some suggestions thanks a bunch!!

 
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Old 11-13-2012, 04:01 PM   #24
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I've used weldless without problems for years. Can't beat the simplicity.

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Old 11-19-2012, 07:25 AM   #25
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I am also starting to plan my Kal clone build and have been looking Ito DIN rails for organizing the box. Did you have to use any different parts than Kal's list in order to use DIN rails? Thanks.

 
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Old 11-19-2012, 01:53 PM   #26
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I am also starting to plan my Kal clone build and have been looking Ito DIN rails for organizing the box. Did you have to use any different parts than Kal's list in order to use DIN rails? Thanks.
Yes. None of the parts I use come with DIN rail mounts.

DIN rails are great when fast serviceability is required. You often see them a lot in plant floor environment where downtime needs to be minimized. You turn the power off, snap out the old defective part, and snap in the new one. Takes less than a minute.

For a home brewery it's of questionable value. By all means use DIN rails and DIN rail mounted products, but make sure you realize why you want to and what your reasoning is.

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Old 11-19-2012, 02:14 PM   #27
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I used a lot of the information from Kal's site for my build, but didn't quite clone it. That being said, purely by chance, all of my components are DIN mount. I ordered two 30a and one 50a contactor, and the relay base for the Safe Start Interlock - they happened to be DIN. So I also got DIN mountable breakers and terminal blocks. I didn't get DIN mount fuses so I think that's about it.

I'm in the process of laying out my panel and the DIN rails will give me the flexibility to dry-fit things in various layouts until I'm happy. Once finalized though, I'm not going to be swapping them out or working in the panel. Like Kal says - once built, the DIN mounted equipment will sit there the same as a bolted down component.
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Old 11-19-2012, 03:46 PM   #28
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Thanks for the reply! I was just looking at DIN rails since it seems to be all the hype lately. Sicne I was planning on ordering the parts kit from Kal, I won't be looking into that path then. Thanks again Kal and BadNewsBrewery.

 
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Old 11-28-2012, 12:13 PM   #29
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It depends on the level of automation and complexity of the home brewery to gauge the true value if DIN rails. With a Kal style panel, automation is next to nil, but with a Brewtroller or other advanced system DIN rail mounted and wired equipment is golden. If a valve fails half-way through your high gravity IPA, the ease of replacement really comes in handy.

 
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Old 12-23-2012, 04:30 PM   #30
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Just some updates

he sink installed
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receptacles installed just need some silicone
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power distribution
2 pull breaker for my elements and everything else is on the single pull
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front on panel all done hope to order tags on friday
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kegs all ready to go
ordered all my fittings friday from stainless brewing and temp probes should arrive monday from spike
possible my hop stopper as well
false bottom from jaybird probably gonna order friday as well and then thats it i should have everything
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kegs
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homemade CFC
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elements cords should have them made up by the end of the day
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