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Old 11-23-2013, 03:25 AM   #1
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Default Let the build begin... e-keggle starts NOW

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18x13x6" aluminum case http://www.harborfreight.com/18-x-13...ase-69315.html
various switches / indicators

1x Rims Tube
1x Chugger
25ft x 1/2" silicon hose mcmaster 3038K26
1x HD mash tun
2x Auber 2532 PID controllers
1x Auber JSL-73A multi-timer
1x cheapie ebay pid for mash monitoring (ala Kal's system)
10g Bayou Classic boiler

5G Moose Drool to keep us going


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Old 11-23-2013, 12:12 PM   #2
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Old 11-23-2013, 12:50 PM   #3
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If you haven't already bought the ebay PID I think you'd be better off with a phase angle SSR to control your boil with a manual knob. Use the two Auberin units for your MLT and HLT.

That's my plan except I'm going to use a BCS-460 instead of multiple PIDs
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Old 12-02-2013, 02:27 PM   #4
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Default Necessity is the mother of invention

I couldn't source the crimp forks for installing into the Auber PID cheaply BUT I did have some other forks available that were just a little too big to fit as a real fork.

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and here's what they look like once installed
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Personally, I'd try to find the right connector, but if you put them on the other side, they'll pull in instead of pushing out.
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Personally, I'd try to find the right connector, but if you put them on the other side, they'll pull in instead of pushing out.
They don't pull or push, they are sandwiched between the moving plate and static bottom connector
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Old 12-02-2013, 03:01 PM   #7
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Didn't have the nice U channel cable conduit BUT did have some Cable Tubing Conduit so I put it to use. It will be tied down using tie-wrap mounts and tie wraps.

Can you spot my major "oops" from this picture (the space is there for an additional needed PID, that's not the oops)?

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Old 12-02-2013, 05:21 PM   #8
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At least I have my choice of styles of DIN connectors from previous DIY builds, I way over-bought on these but got them at the right price a couple of years ago, now they will get the proper usage they demand. WAGO ROCKS

Just push a screwdriver into the Square hole and the round hole is where the cable goes, pull the screwdriver out and the cable is locked in place


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Default Ferrules rock!

Because the DIN terminals I have are majority "push-fit" - Ferrules are definitely the way to go...
Strip the wire, put the copper strands through the hole in the ferrule and crimp away, much easier than trying to solder the wire to get an effective solid strand

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What color goes where on 110V wiring?

USA Wiring:
Black = Live = Gold Colored connector
White = Neutral = silver connector
Green = Ground = Green Connector


AH, but my cable colors are Brown, Blue and Green/Yellow... now what?
Brown = Live
Blue = Neutral
Green = Ground


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