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Old 02-06-2012, 01:21 AM   #11
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I am getting set to do the same. I will be watching closely.
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Old 02-13-2012, 10:22 PM   #12
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Got some time to work on my control panel today. If you guys see something wrong please tell me. The wires running off to the right side are for main power coming in. I am going to hard wire a cord in the panel box with those wires.
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Old 02-13-2012, 10:59 PM   #13
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You should post a schematic and larger (high resolution) images if you want feedback. The schematic will allow people to comment on the design. The larger (high resolution) images will allow people to comment on how you implemented the design.

It's impossible to tell anything from just small pictures like this. The parts can't be seen and the wiring is impossible to follow.

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Old 02-13-2012, 11:15 PM   #14
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Still too small but you got the idea right!

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Old 02-14-2012, 12:06 AM   #15
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Sweet start. I only have a hundred Amp service to my house so I have been skeptical on moving electric. Keep us updated.
100 amp service here as well. I plan on running the brew setup off the dryer plug, swmbo can do laundry when I'm not brewing.

 
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Old 02-14-2012, 12:10 AM   #16
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Okay...trying to post better pics and schematic.
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Old 02-14-2012, 01:26 PM   #17
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Check your e-stop button. Usually a red contact block on the back of the switch means it is a NC (normally closed) contact. This means the e stop button would have to be pushed in for the brewery to work and released to trip the estop (basically it will be backwards). If you leave it the way its wired up now the GFI breaker will trip every time you plug in the panel.

You need a NO (normally open) contact. Something like this will work: http://www.automationdirect.com/adc/...ocks/ECX1040-5

 
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Old 02-14-2012, 10:34 PM   #18
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DANG!! You are right! Well, just ordered the right one. Thanks for catching that goof. If I had just went with the part number on P-Js schematic I would not have wasted the money, but I wanted a red instead of yellow and did not pay attention to no versus nc.

Oh by the way, thanks P-J for allowing me to steal your schematic!

 
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Old 02-14-2012, 10:37 PM   #19
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Yeah I found a red button on eBay that says "STOP" for mine. It was NC though so I bought an identical NO albeit black-faced button so I could swap contacts.

 
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Old 02-14-2012, 11:16 PM   #20
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I can't give you a technical electric code reason, but I don't really like having the receptacles on the front of the panel. Since you already did that you might consider using plugs with 90 degree angle feeds so the wires hang straight down instead of out and straining.

 
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