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Old 05-17-2012, 01:46 PM   #1
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Every seems to have their own build thread so here is the start to mine. Picked up my control panel box for twenty bucks off eBay. Trying to figure out my layout to either use existing hole or covet them larger components.


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My plan is to shine this box up real nice. It will start out controlling one ekettle and then in the future evolve into a full two kettle eherms setup using my ten gallon cooler as the mlt.



 
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Old 05-17-2012, 02:12 PM   #2
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Here is the wiring diagram I put together. I know it is not the best layout, it is still a work in progress. I still need to add in the PWM that I built to control the boil.


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Old 05-17-2012, 03:06 PM   #3
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Good start. The only observation I have is you don't need the shunt unless you are going to measure the amperage your panel is drawing.

 
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Old 05-17-2012, 05:42 PM   #4
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I think I put that in when I started and was planning on doing a full blown control panel like Kal has on his site. I think I will leav it out when I actually start building it. I have to place an order from McMaster so I can finish my element and then get either a keg or just buy an actual kettle. I will be busy traveling for work the next few weeks and will have no time to do any work on it.

 
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Old 09-05-2012, 05:35 PM   #5
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Just ordered my pilot lights for main power and boil element. Also have both of the DPDT relays, main keyed power switch, and three way element selector switch coming. Hope to have this put together and running by time winter is here in WI so I can move down to the basement for brewing.

 
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Old 09-15-2012, 04:45 AM   #6
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Parts are slowly showing up. Waiting on the Greenlee punch for the element and element outlets.
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Old 10-02-2012, 03:42 AM   #7
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Got a little more work done tonight. My element is together now.


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Also laid out my front panel.



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Need to order a few more switches and led's. Decided to fully fill the panel now so all the holes are drilled.

 
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Old 10-02-2012, 03:45 AM   #8
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Where did you get the stress relief plug?

 
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Old 10-02-2012, 03:52 AM   #9
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The one mounted to the box? That was from McMaster. The cord came with the L6-30 plug installed and that was from ebay.

One question for the other ebrewery builders out there. My panel came used with out the inner piece where all the components will mount. I need to make one and was wondering what the material normally is. Is it steel or something else?

 
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Old 10-02-2012, 04:33 AM   #10
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Do you have McMaster part #?



 
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