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Old 01-26-2013, 05:34 PM   #11
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See my enclosure before and after several revisions:




 
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Old 01-27-2013, 01:09 AM   #12
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The bigger the better...I guess to a point. Mine is 12x12x6 with 2 elements and 2 pumps with 4 temp probes.
I'm using a Hoffman A12N126 like this http://www.ebay.com/itm/Hoffman-A12N...30d7d5e&_uhb=1

I got a brand new one on Ebay for about $45 bucks.


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Old 01-28-2013, 04:42 PM   #13
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Or, if your more comfortable. Draw some full size templates of your components out on paper, and rearrange them how you'd like and it will be pretty evident what size box you will need
+1 to that. It's really the only way to know. That's what I did:



Remember too that it's not just what you see on the outside. You need to leave room on the inside so that you can wire. Switches and buttons come in 22mm and 30mm size. 22mm is what most people use here as we don't need the larger 30mm size. You want to leave a good 2.5 to 3" between centers on 22mm switches to make them ergonomically easy to use.

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Old 01-28-2013, 09:08 PM   #14
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I have 1 PID, 4 switches, 1 emergency switch, 2 contactors, ssr, Internal heatsink all in a 12x14x6 enclosure and plenty of room to spare. Key to note is that the measurements may not be accurate for some enclosures or may be outside measurements, so if you can get the box in person before you buy it. Mine is supposed to be a 12x14x6 but all outside measurements are 1/4 inch bigger so the internal space was bigger than I expected.

 
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Old 01-29-2013, 12:11 AM   #15
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Electrical panels are like women's closets - they fill up fast!

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Old 01-29-2013, 01:57 AM   #16
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electrical panels are like women's closets - they fill up fast!
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