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post Mar 1 2008, 05:14 PM
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Man...going electric is a lot of work...I think I'm about 1/3 of the way there or so...

Today I bought a 50A spa panel with a GFCI and installed it in the garage. I made room in my existing main panel and yanked the 50A GFCI breaker out of the spa panel and put it in the main panel. Then I ran some 6/3 into the garage to where I mounted the spa panel. Now I have 4 breaker locations to distribute from the spa panel that will be GFCI protected.

I plan to use one 30A 2 pole breaker for the element and 2 15A breakers to add a couple more outlets in my garage.

My control panel will plug into a 30A 240V outlet ran from the spa box...just trying to figure out how to run the wires behind walls and ceilings to minimize the conduit.

For the panel I will use an Auber PID with auto/manual setting, an SSR, a DPST switch for the 240V circuit to be able to kill all power to the element if necessary, and hopefully a 110V duplex outlet for the pump, radio, etc...still trying to figure the easiest way to have 110 in the control box...

Attached is a schematic of the panel thus far...still have to actually get an enclosure... (IMG:http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a125/kdcj2002/brew/brewbox.jpg)

Thanks to all the knowledgeable people on this board and especially Paul Muth(P-J)...There will be a pictoral to come...
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dc2002   Going Electric - almost there...   Mar 1 2008, 05:14 PM
VolFan   Im doing the same thing, only a bathroom remodel h...   Mar 1 2008, 09:20 PM
stangbat   Did you run 10/3 with ground to the control box? ...   Mar 1 2008, 09:43 PM
dc2002   I have not quite figured how to power the control ...   Mar 2 2008, 07:58 AM
P-J   Carl, You are spot on. A 10/2 run for the 240 volt...   Mar 2 2008, 08:21 AM
stangbat   Like PJ said, you don't need 10/3 with ground ...   Mar 2 2008, 09:02 AM
dc2002   Stangbat - your schematic in one of the posts of y...   Mar 2 2008, 11:29 AM
stangbat   QUOTE(dc2002 @ Mar 2 2008, 10:29 AM) Stan...   Mar 2 2008, 11:55 AM
stevehaun   I did the same thing that Stangbat did. I have a ...   Mar 2 2008, 09:55 PM
dc2002   Ok, Attached is the latest schematic...I have dec...   Mar 6 2008, 10:20 AM
stangbat   So is your 20A SPST switch going to cut power to t...   Mar 6 2008, 03:34 PM
dc2002   I was trying to decide if I want to add another sw...   Mar 6 2008, 03:51 PM
stangbat   Since it is controlling the 240v stuff, I thought ...   Mar 6 2008, 04:08 PM
dc2002   Yes, I acquired a 50A spa panel - swapped out the ...   Mar 6 2008, 04:34 PM
dc2002   Well, one step closer...I just hooked up all the w...   Mar 8 2008, 03:46 PM
dc2002   ITS ALIVE!!!   Mar 12 2008, 07:13 AM
stangbat   Cool. Us Brewboarders are keeping Auber in busine...   Mar 12 2008, 09:27 AM
dc2002   Cutting the holes was a PITA...Dremel with a fiber...   Mar 12 2008, 09:54 AM
dc2002   Making more progress... Finished wiring the garage...   Mar 19 2008, 07:12 PM
Monster Mash   NICE JOB!!! I like the box...   Mar 19 2008, 09:38 PM
stangbat   That looks really nice. Where did you get that ca...   Mar 19 2008, 10:16 PM
dc2002   Found it on Ebay for $20...its a Hammond 1401...   Mar 20 2008, 06:49 AM
dc2002   UPDATE!!! The HLT is almost done...I ...   Apr 11 2008, 07:17 AM
dc2002   Heres more... Thermowell bulkhead in place Thermo...   Apr 11 2008, 07:18 AM
dc2002   Plugged in Fired up Complete HLT....Almost... ...   Apr 11 2008, 07:19 AM
P-J   Carl, That rig is looking great. You are no longe...   Apr 11 2008, 10:06 AM
IronGuillotine   Dang! Nice work. Just make sure you watch your...   Apr 11 2008, 12:58 PM
Ben Z.   QUOTE(IronGuillotine @ Apr 11 2008, 01:58...   Apr 11 2008, 01:05 PM
Ibrew   Am I the only one who don't understand how sol...   Apr 11 2008, 03:59 PM
stangbat   QUOTE(Ibrew @ Apr 11 2008, 03:59 PM) Am ...   Apr 11 2008, 04:22 PM
rbarr110   QUOTE(stangbat @ Apr 11 2008, 02:22 PM) N...   Apr 11 2008, 06:36 PM
DavidS   QUOTE(Ibrew @ Apr 11 2008, 04:59 PM) Am ...   Apr 14 2008, 08:23 AM
P-J   QUOTE(DavidS) I do not know what braze alloy/flux ...   Apr 14 2008, 08:53 AM
stevehaun   Very nicely done!   Apr 11 2008, 08:50 PM
dc2002   Report: I brewed last Friday - Dennys Rye IPA and...   Apr 14 2008, 07:28 AM
P-J   QUOTE(dc2002) ~~~ and the mash tun reached temp in...   Apr 14 2008, 08:04 AM
dc2002   It is a liquid flux - Harris Stay Clean - Paul (P-...   Apr 14 2008, 08:55 AM
stangbat   Florian mentioned using some kind of "pencil...   Apr 14 2008, 09:00 AM
P-J   QUOTE(stangbat @ Apr 14 2008, 10:00 AM) F...   Apr 14 2008, 09:27 AM
dc2002   I did not...I just applied the heat to the fitting...   Apr 14 2008, 09:14 AM
DJ in KC   QUOTE(dc2002 @ Apr 14 2008, 09:14 AM) ......   Apr 14 2008, 09:23 AM
DavidS   The temperature indicating crayons are called Temp...   Apr 14 2008, 12:17 PM
dc2002   Another step forward...got the sight gauge mounted...   Apr 24 2008, 07:59 AM
stangbat   I've got to learn to solder this stuff. That ...   Apr 24 2008, 10:08 AM
P-J   QUOTE(stangbat @ Apr 24 2008, 11:08 AM) I...   Apr 24 2008, 10:41 AM
stout_fan   QUOTE(stangbat @ Apr 24 2008, 11:08 AM) I...   Apr 24 2008, 12:15 PM
DJ in KC   QUOTE(stangbat @ Apr 24 2008, 10:08 AM) I...   Apr 24 2008, 05:56 PM
Squeeky   Not to whore out P-J, but the man is a pleasure an...   Apr 24 2008, 04:10 PM
big t   That is a cool setup you got there. I really like...   Apr 24 2008, 06:40 PM
dc2002   Thank you all!!! would not have been ...   Apr 24 2008, 06:46 PM
bakins   Hey dc2002, when I upgrade to stainless for my ket...   Apr 25 2008, 08:17 AM
dc2002   Stay brite does make a flux designed for aluminum....   Apr 25 2008, 08:43 AM
Ibrew   As for welding stainless on stainless or even like...   Apr 25 2008, 09:10 AM
dc2002   I have only used stay brite 8 they make a regular ...   Apr 25 2008, 09:32 AM
Squeeky   Any update with stirrer?   May 6 2008, 02:55 PM
Push Eject   http://www.wortomatic.com/articles/Carl's-Elec...   May 6 2008, 05:41 PM
stangbat   I also use a Molon motor for my HLT stirrer. It d...   May 6 2008, 09:24 PM
DJ in KC   QUOTE(stangbat @ May 6 2008, 09:24 PM) I ...   May 6 2008, 10:10 PM
VolFan   Well done! I have all the wiring complete on ...   May 8 2008, 07:42 PM
dc2002   Ebay would be your best bet... Stay Brite 8 Stay ...   May 11 2008, 11:48 AM
Sampler   I just stumbed across this again... so where are t...   Aug 4 2008, 06:55 PM
dc2002   I was brewing last week and learned just how well ...   Apr 5 2009, 08:50 AM
ncbeerbrewer   Thank goodness for GFI.   Apr 5 2009, 08:57 AM
dc2002   It definitely gives me piece of mind since my late...   Apr 5 2009, 09:05 AM
P-J   It's great.. You are a man with a plan. Now we...   Apr 5 2009, 10:54 AM
dc2002   I like it!!! The next thing I need ...   Apr 6 2009, 09:34 AM
dc2002   ******WARNING****** A couple fridays ago I was br...   Feb 18 2010, 09:36 AM
enid   QUOTESo...last night I went through all connection...   Feb 18 2010, 10:09 PM
P-J   Hey Carl, We all need an update on your brewery. ...   Mar 29 2010, 08:49 PM
stangbat   I missed your comment in February, dc2002, but tha...   Mar 29 2010, 10:34 PM
Blove   I am accumulating parts for an electric brew syste...   Apr 1 2010, 08:37 AM
stangbat   QUOTE(Blove @ Apr 1 2010, 08:37 AM) I am ...   Apr 1 2010, 10:50 AM
Monster Mash   A spa panel is the best way to go, they aren't...   Apr 1 2010, 03:30 PM
medtech   I got lucky because my brewery is 15 feet away fro...   Apr 1 2010, 09:36 PM
Jess   I just ran across this thread again. Going electri...   Jun 5 2012, 11:09 PM
P-J   QUOTE(Jess @ Jun 6 2012, 12:09 AM) I jus...   Jul 24 2012, 06:28 PM
dc2002   Reliably too...I am still going strong, as a matte...   Jun 21 2013, 10:07 AM


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