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Old 04-24-2013, 02:40 AM   #21
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I got my hands on some 10-3 today, Its bright Fing yellow but it was free so who cares. I should be wiring up the 5500w side tomorrow. Hopefully the switches and lights come in soon so i can build my control board. For mounting im considering KISS and just mounting 2 2x4's horizontally from stud to stud, one at the top of the keg and one near the bottom. Then just use a carriage bolts through the top and bottom lips for mounting. The mash tun i will need to build a rack or tippy mabob for dumping into a wheel barrel. Hopefully this rig will be operational soon!!!!



 
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Old 04-24-2013, 02:58 AM   #22
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Where did you get your 10-3 from?


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Old 04-24-2013, 03:15 AM   #23
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a boat extension cord that my buddy had.

 
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Old 04-25-2013, 02:59 AM   #24
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Bright fing yellow lol. I jumped the gun and wired up the boil kettle with outlet plugs... Only to find out my 3 way switches and lights will be in tomorrow.

I just realized the float switches off Ebay are not just made in china... they are shipped from china!! Looks like ill have to wire them in later and just pay attention to water levels with elements.

I need to make a HD run and get two SS bolts and nuts for the ground stud. I will weld the bolts heads onto the kettle between the elements then wire the grounds onto the stud.
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Old 04-25-2013, 09:59 PM   #25
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The switches came in today. I went to HD and got some plywood and wood screws to build a control box out of. The bottom two relays will be for the HLT stir motor and the HERMS pump. The stir motor control will be the element safety float on the HLT; So whenever there is water, it will be stirring. The power supply is from a desktop computer, it's good for 13A @12v.
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Old 04-25-2013, 10:36 PM   #26
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Sweet print i picked out from mall of america in a layover for $40. 31/100. The ink is actually pearl/metallic. Dont be jealous Resides over my 4 tap kegerator.
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Old 04-26-2013, 02:26 AM   #27
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HLT and mash tun mounted. I went with 3" lag bolts into to the studs. I hung off the HLT and it didn't budge. I weigh 175 lbs so i should be good. The mash tun is on 1/2" long slots with large openings for the heads to pull out. This way i can remove it from the wall and dump the grain somewhat easily. I really want to mount it on hinges for easy dumping into a wheel barrel. This confirms my measurements, to be all gravity fed (besides the HERMS pump) i will need to place the HLT into the attic for enough vertical drop to make room for the CFC and fermenter. Once i get the digital controller i will measure the gal/min of tap water into the HLT then have the time/gal be the volume for measurements into the HLT. Until then i will be mashing out into buckets then raise them up to the boil kettle by hand. I will do a few batches like that until i can afford a SS chugger pump and the SS HERMS coil.
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Old 04-26-2013, 04:03 AM   #28
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Just realized manual stirring the HLT will be a chore. Got a 2' x 3/8" SS rod from amazon for only $13! Ill use the keg cut outs to make a prop and a cheapo hand drill with the trigger hose clamped to spin it.

 
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Old 04-28-2013, 01:50 PM   #29
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Umm you wall-mounted your keggles...?

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Functionality - TBD

Wild stuff! Cant wait to see how this comes together.
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Old 04-29-2013, 02:05 AM   #30
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Thanks I was thinking what's the simplest bracket and that's what I came up with

My good friend hooked me up with the perfect box. I got the control side wired in and I just tested it and it works! The power switch does not light up though. I think I'll replace it with a keyed switch and use the light up switch to control the HERMS pump directly its rates to 10 A I think.


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