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Old 02-06-2013, 11:41 PM   #11
sicklesr
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What kind of kettle is that?
It's a 20 gallon aluminum stock pot. Super thick walls. I can look up the mfg if you'd like, but I'm stuck at work now...
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Old 02-07-2013, 01:48 PM   #12
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http://www.amazon.com/Winco-ALHP-80-.../dp/B00B05H3QS

Winco ALHP 80qt Stock Pot
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Old 02-07-2013, 05:07 PM   #13
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Why a 4 prong cord tho? It's a 3 prong cord with an extra 10gauge wire for ground. Besides asthetics, what's the benefit there?
You have a 4-wire power source. If you want a disconnect at the spa panel, you need a 4-wire outlet and 4-wire power cord. There is no point in having the outlet if the GND is hard wired.

I am not an expert on code, but if you have the brewery controls hard wired then it has to meet NEC code. If it has a cord, then it is an appliance. Inspectors and insurance companies care about this stuff.

FYI, I have the 40qt Winware AL kettle. Works great for 5 gallon BIAB, it's cheap, and easy to modify.

 
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Old 02-07-2013, 07:01 PM   #14
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I am not an expert on code, but if you have the brewery controls hard wired then it has to meet NEC code. If it has a cord, then it is an appliance. Inspectors and insurance companies care about this stuff.
Gotcha. I need a plug to disconnect the control panel from the spa panel for it to be an "appliance". I thought that since I had a plug on the input side of the spa panel it would be the same.

Either way, I think it will be of use to have that disconnect. I'll spec some things out and run them by the sparkys here.

Thanks!
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Old 02-08-2013, 12:58 AM   #15
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Are you keeping the bag off the element some how?

Also It looks like the pump in and out to the kettle is up top. Do those go inside or outside of the bag? Wondering if the pump generates enough suction to pull the bag into the inlet?

 
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Old 02-08-2013, 02:34 PM   #16
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Currently not keeping the bag off the element. I've had no problems with melting the bag or any flavors while mashing...

The pump out from kettle is on the bottom, and the two ports on the top are different returns. The QD is the Chiller Return, and the normal return is the Recirculation Return. The pump has a 3way ball valve to select which patch to go thro!
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Old 11-18-2013, 05:38 PM   #17
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I've since bought a home, and have completed moving and my intitial "honey-do" list. Now it's time to set up the brewery...

Only problem is, I've moved to a home with a 3 prong dryer outlet. As you can tell, i'm set up for 4 prong. How hard would it be for me to change my setup t accomodate the 3 prong outlet? I got the design from PJ, and I'm not sure how to change it...
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Old 11-18-2013, 06:07 PM   #18
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Check the wiring to the dryer outlet with the power off. It's unlikely, but if you have 4 wires in there, and you can verify that the ground works, then you can change over to a 4 prong outlet. Note that if you are using an existing dryer set up for 3-wire, you would have to change the plug to 4-wire and likely remove a bonding strap connecting neutral to dryer chassis.

If you only have 3 wires, then you would change out the plug to your spa panel to fit the outlet, and rewire the spa panel for 3-in, 4-out. Recognize that you don't really have a true ground in that case, but it will certainly work.

 
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Old 11-18-2013, 06:29 PM   #19
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Always appreciate the help. I'll check my outlet when I get home.

Two questions:
1- If there is a bare (or green) wire attached to the recepticle in there, how can I "test" it? I've got a multimeter, I'm just not sure what to check for.

2- If there is not, and I need to stay with 3 prong, would this diagram be correct? (Yellow - Neutral, Blue - 110 Hot, Red 110 Hot)
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Old 11-18-2013, 06:32 PM   #20
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Wait. Is it as easy as this???
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