Starting my eHERMS build....

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What size length are your pump cords? Also, where are you planning to mount your panel? I ended up fabricating a mount out of an articulating tv mount! My pump cords are 10ft plus 3" or so with the locking adapters I'm using for the pumps.
I have chugger pumps and the cord length is 5ft.... and I'll need a couple more ft to make it a comfy fit. I plan to put both pumps on a drawer under the workbench/brewbench. That way I can slide it in/out as needed and stay out of the way. It's 18/3, but I'm going to use 16/3 because Lowes has it for .63 cents a foot. I'll put the splice behind the bench, attached to the back of the bench, to keep it stable. I'm placing the controller on the wall next to the bench above my FC. Scroll up to see pics of my garage... The box will be at the lower left corner of the meat market sign.
 

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I have chugger pumps and the cord length is 5ft.... and I'll need a couple more ft to make it a comfy fit. I plan to put both pumps on a drawer under the workbench/brewbench. That way I can slide it in/out as needed and stay out of the way. It's 18/3, but I'm going to use 16/3 because Lowes has it for .63 cents a foot. I'll put the splice behind the bench, attached to the back of the bench, to keep it stable. I'm placing the controller on the wall next to the bench above my FC. Scroll up to see pics of my garage... The box will be at the lower left corner of the meat market sign.
Got it! I ended up with way too much myself. 10ft cables, plus another 10ft from my riptide pumps smh.
 
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I got my HLT from Brew Hardware on Friday! Thanks @Bobby_M, looks great! Weld quality is top notch and herms coil went in without a hitch.
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I got my HLT from Brew Hardware on Friday! Thanks @Bobby_M, looks great! Weld quality is top notch and herms coil went in without a hitch.
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Nice looking HLT man. I essentially have the same set up, different brand, but same set up. I used a BH herms coil in a BK kettle. Same configurment though. Probe in the herms out! Also, running the same recirculation arm.
 
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Back to an electrical question. I thought I read somewhere on HBT that a dryer will trip a GFCI breaker all the time and so won't work. Is this true? My plan was to replace the current 50A breaker with a 30A GFCI. I'll be unplugging the dryer to brew. And yeah, that 50A probably shouldn't be there anyway... previous renter.
 

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Back to an electrical question. I thought I read somewhere on HBT that a dryer will trip a GFCI breaker all the time and so won't work. Is this true? My plan was to replace the current 50A breaker with a 30A GFCI. I'll be unplugging the dryer to brew. And yeah, that 50A probably shouldn't be there anyway... previous renter.
A three wire power input dryer, that has any 120V control circuitry inside, will blow a GFCI every time. If it's set up for four wire input, then it will work with a GFCI.

Brew on :mug:
 
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A three wire power input dryer, that has any 120V control circuitry inside, will blow a GFCI every time. If it's set up for four wire input, then it will work with a GFCI.

Brew on :mug:
Cool. Thanks.
 
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I received my mash tun and boil kettle from Brew Hardware the other day!
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Now I just have to hook everything up. I'm going to re-do my bench and put in a sink, water heater and an RO system as well...
 
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