- Jul 7, 2011
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Cidah,You have read a roller coaster of my learning curve with electric On post 1 there are some link you can jump to relevant sections of my thread (FYI)
No problem! I have my drawings in visio, but I don't have them on hand this second. Did you want the drawings for one side or for the entire enclosure (both sides). Would you mind pming your email to me?
FYI - I ran through the wiring schematics and the final product with my brother in law (licensed union electrician). So while I am not an electrician the concepts on paper and in the box were reviewed by at least one (had help from a couple others on as well).
It is certainly a little more $$ to go with the two 30 amp gfi feeds. However that is mostly a factor of the 30 amp GFIs that you have to buy. Aside from that if you get your enclosure on ebay with that free shipping on other items deal... you really aren't spending a ton more money on hardware to get two simultaneously running elements (IMO obviously well worth it).
If you need help figuring out why I did what I did, feel free to ask and we can even chat via phone if that works better for you.
PM sent. Yes, I am hoping to bundle a bunch of stuff into the enclosure, and was likely going to go with the bigger enclosure to have room. My issue (mentioned in my PM) is that I already have a single 30 Amp 240VAC circuit into the intended room (my laundry room). All of this is tentative, I might just bite the bullet and have another circuit run, in which case I might go bigger. I also like the idea of redundant components, but am also toying with the idea of allowing (in addition to or in place of) a 120VAC source and having an additional 120VAC element in the HLT (or running the 5500 Watt 240VAC element at 1350 (1/4) from the 120VAC source).
I'm still at the beginning of this, but wanted to start to layout parts and prices (using your build as a model).
Hey, has anybody ever wired one of these suckers in so you can see how much power your brewery is consuming? http://www.renewcanada.com/digital_readout_ac_kwh_meter_240vac.html