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Old 01-21-2013, 03:46 PM   #51
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Awesome. Glad everything worked out as planned. I ran my system through a full brew day yesterday and everything worked great!


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Old 01-21-2013, 11:00 PM   #52
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I still need to get the pid's for mine but I did a brew with it as well. I wired it the elements upto a couple double pole 30A switches I had lying around. For 5 gallon batches these 5500 watt elements heat up the water a whole lot faster then my bg14's. Once I get this system complete my next task is to clean up my old propane stand and put it up on the market.


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Old 01-24-2013, 11:50 PM   #53
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It appears to. There is nothing saying otherwise. I'm debating on what I want to do. It's a new build so I have plenty of room in my panel for the breaker. However that is a 100 dollar bill for the GFI panel breaker Vs. the price of this spa panel + a 30 amp non GFI breaker. The Spa panel is clearly much cheaper. Just less stream lined.
So you are running a 30amp 220v in your panel to a 50amp spa GFCI ?
Now are these panels just a 2pole switch with ground fault?
or a actual circuit breaker ?
I am getting ready to run cable for a build and was looking at breaker prices and wasnt thrilled.
How is this working out ?

 
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Old 02-12-2013, 04:57 PM   #54
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Hey guys, going to wire everything up here in the next week or two. Putting together my shopping list now. Had a quick question on the wiring and just wanted some confirmation. Can I put a 50A 240V in my main house panel, run 6/3 wire from the house panel to the spa, and then the SPA panel has the GFCI breaker already in it for protection. Then run 10/3 wire from the spa panel to my control panel, correct?

Does anyone have pictures on how they wired it?

 
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Old 02-12-2013, 05:11 PM   #55
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Hey guys, going to wire everything up here in the next week or two. Putting together my shopping list now. Had a quick question on the wiring and just wanted some confirmation. Can I put a 50A 240V in my main house panel, run 6/3 wire from the house panel to the spa, and then the SPA panel has the GFCI breaker already in it for protection. Then run 10/3 wire from the spa panel to my control panel, correct?

Does anyone have pictures on how they wired it?
If you're planning on 50 amp system, you need to use 6/3 with ground from spa panel to control and then you can use 10/3 from there to your elements.
If you're not going to use both elements at same time, you can save some $ going with 30 amp system with 10/3 with ground.

Plenty of examples in this section, just hunt them down.
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Old 02-12-2013, 05:57 PM   #56
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I just ordered one of these for my E-build. I am going to use an already placed and not used 30A dryer outlet. Can I just wire this up with a cord to plug into the dryer outlet and then place a receptacle into the box to run power to the control panel? The dryer outlet was not GFCI already.

Just looked into replacing the current 2 pole breaker that is already in the box for the outlet with a GFCI and they are $100+. How the hell can you get a spa panel so cheap?

 
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Old 02-12-2013, 06:39 PM   #57
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Decided to go with the 10/3, as I am going to need 10/3 wiring for everything else (Spa panel to control box, control box to element).

How many feet of 10/3 did everyone typically use? Also, what bran 30A 2 Pole did everyone use in their main breaker? I think I read somewhere that the breaker in our Spa Panel is GE. Can anyone confirm?

Lastly, is this 10/3 good to use? Does HD or Lowes happen to have it cheaper than $1.20/foot?

 
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Old 02-12-2013, 09:51 PM   #58
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All the info you need to do that is in this thread including diagrams and pics.
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I just ordered one of these for my E-build. I am going to use an already placed and not used 30A dryer outlet. Can I just wire this up with a cord to plug into the dryer outlet and then place a receptacle into the box to run power to the control panel? The dryer outlet was not GFCI already.

Just looked into replacing the current 2 pole breaker that is already in the box for the outlet with a GFCI and they are $100+. How the hell can you get a spa panel so cheap?
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Old 02-13-2013, 03:50 AM   #59
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Good luck with the breakers. In my experience the cheaper ones fail within a year. Usually heat related, feel how hot they get while your brewing.



 
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