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Old 04-03-2013, 04:07 AM   #21
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Love theses <1bbl builds.
Um I think you mean >1BBL builds ; ) I've seen some of your stuff in the forums, you do nice work! I was impressed with your 120v rig, lots of nice features clearly designed by a brew-gadgeteer!

 
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Old 04-03-2013, 04:15 AM   #22
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Started laying out the control panel components, it's gonna be pretty well packed.
I hope you're not going to put the SSR's on din rail? That would be bad.

 
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Old 04-03-2013, 05:02 AM   #23
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I hope you're not going to put the SSR's on din rail? That would be bad.
Just the pump ones per the ebrewsupply design, the element ones are on a monster heatsink on the lid.... Why is that a concern?

 
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Old 04-03-2013, 09:13 AM   #24
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I hope you're not going to put the SSR's on din rail? That would be bad.
Can you explain further with your comment? Placing the ssr on a din mounted heatsink should be no problem as long as you panel isn't jam packed with other stuff.

 
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Old 04-03-2013, 12:34 PM   #25
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Um I think you mean >1BBL builds ; ) I've seen some of your stuff in the forums, you do nice work! I was impressed with your 120v rig, lots of nice features clearly designed by a brew-gadgeteer!

Good Catch! Never been good at math lol! Thanks for the kind words. My latest build is in my sig. Also have more builds on my blog. The 120v system is long gone.
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Old 04-03-2013, 12:43 PM   #26
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Old 04-03-2013, 01:21 PM   #27
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Good Catch! Never been good at math lol! Thanks for the kind words. My latest build is in my sig. Also have more builds on my blog. The 120v system is long gone.
Hey, just checked out your new rig, sweet! How did you mount the SSR's to the heatsink? Did you cut a big rectangle out of the lid or just drill the holes and mount the ssr's through the lid metal? I have that same monster heatsink but wasn't sure if the ssr's needed direct contact or if indirect through the top of the enclosure is ok...

 
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Old 04-03-2013, 01:42 PM   #28
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The control panel had a plate that i removed. I then epoxied and screwed the heatsink to the panel. Then attached the SSRs to the heatsink. Running a full boil, it barely get's warm. Does a great job dissipating heat.
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Old 04-03-2013, 01:52 PM   #29
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The control panel had a plate that i removed. I then epoxied and screwed the heatsink to the panel. Then attached the SSRs to the heatsink. Running a full boil, it barely get's warm. Does a great job dissipating heat.
I've got 4 5500 elements that I'm going to be running in the boil.... I'll probably go with cutting out the larger rectangle and connecting directly
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Old 04-03-2013, 01:56 PM   #30
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Phew, Hate to see your electric bill haha.
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