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Old 12-31-2011, 09:06 PM   #11
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After working the Graveyard shift all night with nothing better to do but look at HBT, I have done a lot more reading and research. My plan is to have a 50a breaker installed into my circuit breaker box and running wire to the 50a GFCI spa panel(seems cheaper than buying a GFCI breaker but GE won't fit into my box). From there I would connect to a 25a breaker then to the ssr, 240v-40a 120v coil, and PID with a 5500w element in a keggle. I would have 1 switch for the pid and 1 for the BK. I would use the SYL-2352 pid. I would heat everything in the BK and manually transfer to the HLT and MLT as needed. My goal is to eventually upgrade to a 3 vessel single tier E-HERMS with 2 pumps and a 5500w element in the HLT and a 4500w in the BK along with another pid controller, appropriate switches etc.

Does this seem doable? Am I at least on the right path? This is not something I am starting tomorrow but I am going to try and get it built before the end of winter and want to start collecting materials.
Sounds like a plan, I am looking for a control panel box now to hold everything then get building....I will give you a call when I am ready to plunge in...I just got a great deal on some Green Lee Punches for the holes for the buttons on ebay that will be here soon, can use them when you are ready too. Happy New Years....about to go pour a pint of Extra Pale Ale and start the new year party all the best talk to you next year!


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Old 01-02-2012, 12:59 AM   #12
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Can this be used in any way to run from my spa panel to my breaker or my spa panel to my control box?

30 ft 50 Amp RV Extension Cord with Pull Handles

It is 6/3 wire and from what I understand I think I need 6/4. If not where is the best place to buy 6/4 wire? I started looking at prices and I need at least 30ft. and the prices scared me a little


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Old 01-02-2012, 03:38 AM   #13
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Can this be used in any way to run from my spa panel to my breaker or my spa panel to my control box?

30 ft 50 Amp RV Extension Cord with Pull Handles

It is 6/3 wire and from what I understand I think I need 6/4. If not where is the best place to buy 6/4 wire? I started looking at prices and I need at least 30ft. and the prices scared me a little
You're going to want 6/4 wire because it looks like you are going to need the neutral to run your 120v components.

I don't know of any way to get around the cost of 6/4 cord. Dare I say quit drinking beer for a while to save up some funds for the right stuff .
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What about tinned marine wire? I found this on ebay:

10/4 AWG Marine Tinned Boat Cable Wire - Round PER FT | eBay

cheapest price per foot I have found so far.
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This is a bit cheaper (at least before shipping), but the one on your link is rated for higher voltage and outdoor use. I suspect either would work fine, for 30 amp service.

Cable Yung-Li Cord Bulk 10x4c SJT 105* 300 Volt 1 Foot Length Black UL - Flexible Cord - Our Item #: 4521, Category: Cord / Wire / Conduit / Grips : StayOnline.com
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I guess I looked at it wrong, I thought it was 6/4. I want to be able to do 50 amp service.


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