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Old 12-02-2013, 06:27 PM   #11
k_mcarthur
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You've been busy! Are the PID's installed in the box, I bet it looks cool with the lid shut. Floppy and I have worked together on his build a little, its going to be a nice brewery when finished. As for the wire color, it really doesn't matter what color you use for what as long as you keep it uniform all the way through so you don't get confused and straight wire a neutral or ground to a hot terminal (think of the fourth of July!!). In my setup I used only black wire, and used color marking tape to keep them straight. Good luck bro!


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Old 12-02-2013, 06:47 PM   #12
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LUCKILY for my wiring, SWMBO cut through a HUGE long extension cable with electric shears. I pressed it into service by extracting the physical cables to make correct wiring colors throughout the assembly.

I'll be using Cat6 cable for RTD-in and Alarm-out wiring so each PID can effectively be separated by a single "core" of 8 cables with some of them being unused



 
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Old 12-03-2013, 12:09 AM   #13
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The Multi-tool came in extremely useful for cutting straight holes, Harbor Freight was definitely my best friend for this.
The circular saw bit is rated for cutting through aluminum, it also served as a great guide for the plunger bit

Check, re-check and check again before you cut because it can't be undone... has anyone spotted my big oops moment yet?


 
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Old 12-03-2013, 02:19 AM   #14
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ok, it's not a keggle just yet... this build is for my daughter's boyfriend, he needs help in the biggest way but he's not ready for Full herms system so he's starting with a (Christmas gift) rims courtesy ebay # 111031228636 @ under $100 delivered and a $6 1500w Amazon special 110v heater element

k_mcarthur did his magic making the electrical box for me (dunno how I can thank you on this Kevin) but it tested waterproof first time with ZERO leaks !

Additional info: Junior is getting regular QD's because I picked up some a while ago from here.., my keggle will use camlocks

"HINT on the major oops" the case is open before being sliced and diced


 
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Old 12-03-2013, 05:13 AM   #15
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7/8: hole saw makes light work of holes for 110v female connectors poked through the side of the case for heater and pump

THIS shows my big "oops" - does it make sense yet?


 
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Old 12-03-2013, 12:12 PM   #16
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im all green with envy you are much further than I am with your build, I have not even gotten switches yet.

But im doing gas so I have a lot of parts to source
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Old 12-03-2013, 04:04 PM   #17
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I'm still waiting for my din mount inline fuse (not really needed but always a good idea to fuse things), main inbound power socket and some indicators to arrive before can finish

 
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Old 12-03-2013, 04:23 PM   #18
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Looks like one of your thermocouples is wired backwards.
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Old 12-03-2013, 04:36 PM   #19
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Quote:
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Looks like one of your thermocouples is wired backwards.
good call on wired backwards

Interesting phenomenon when you wire K type thermocouples backwards... when physical probe temperature increases, temperature display decreases

That's not the oops though

 
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Old 12-04-2013, 01:35 PM   #20
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tiny little pump arrived yesterday, he's going to be using this rather than the chugger




 
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