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by themadhippy
Mon Jan 27, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: RIMS and HERMS
Topic: HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 21
Views: 889

Re: HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Any sparkies on here that know a rough cost for just hooking it up if all cable etc is put in place? More than getting the sparky to do all the work and provide the materials,there signing off a legal document to say the entire job has been carried out to the regs and is safe,if further down the li...
by themadhippy
Sun Jan 26, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: RIMS and HERMS
Topic: HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 21
Views: 889

Re: HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

you can't do that DIY these days.
whos gonna know?If you own the house the only time it becomes an issue is if you sell the property.or you make an insurance claim and the insurance company use it as a get out clause to avoid paying out
by themadhippy
Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Options for conditioning/serving bigger than a bottle, but smaller than keg?
Replies: 42
Views: 2322

Re: Options for conditioning/serving bigger than a bottle, but smaller than keg?

demijohns and cork bungs is my solution,dont bother with airlocks locks unless you want flat beer,but do check the bungs regularly,the gas likes to push the bungs out.o and wrap the demijons in something or keep em in a dark cupboard
by themadhippy
Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Some Brew Panel questions
Replies: 67
Views: 3761

Re: Some Brew Panel questions

For 2x elements 2x pumps at 240v what's to stop and accidental plug in on the wrong socket.
nothing,but you aint shoving 240V up something thats only designed for 5V,the only risk is an element or motor being on when it shouldn't.
by themadhippy
Sun Jul 21, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Some Brew Panel questions
Replies: 67
Views: 3761

Re: Some Brew Panel questions

I intend to use powercon connectors for all my leads in and out of panel as that seems to be the norm Only use powercons for 240v wiring,dont use them for anything else,otherwise theres a big risk of getting things mixed up and 240v appearing were it shouldn't.For probes xlr's are good option,or if...
by themadhippy
Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Some Brew Panel questions
Replies: 67
Views: 3761

Re: Some Brew Panel questions

thats just an mcb
by themadhippy
Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Some Brew Panel questions
Replies: 67
Views: 3761

Re: Some Brew Panel questions

Looking at the image of the contactor I assume please correct me if I'm wrong A1 live in and a2 neutral back to terminal bus which completes the circuit on start up for example turn of the key allows power into the panel which then latches the contactor on 1&2 or 3&4 depending on which way it is wi...
by themadhippy
Thu Jun 27, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Some Brew Panel questions
Replies: 67
Views: 3761

Re: Some Brew Panel questions

As the contacts of either close they will arc Arcing will also happen when the contacts open,and on certain types of load can be more impresive than the switch on arc. Another differences between the 2 is a contactor often has extra auxillary,lower rated contacts for control circuitry and as i ment...
by themadhippy
Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Some Brew Panel questions
Replies: 67
Views: 3761

Re: Some Brew Panel questions

They don't spark and flash like ordinary relays. They are popular in our crowded island because they don't cause the radio interference and upset the neighbours. Dont they? Youve obviously not played with industrial electrickery.The term relay and contactor is pretty interchangeable,you can get a 5...
by themadhippy
Tue May 21, 2019 12:57 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Where to get 250V/15A IEC-C15
Replies: 11
Views: 564

Re: Where to get 250V/15A IEC-C15

An element has a rating. 2.4kw to 3kw makes no sense.
makes perfect sense considering no voltage is mentioned,an element rated at 3kw on 250v is only 2.4kw at around 225volts.
by themadhippy
Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Kettle style lead getting very hot on the plug terminals
Replies: 14
Views: 843

Re: Kettle style lead getting very hot on the plug terminals

The contact resistance is the resistance between the pins of the plug and the contacts of the socket,the worse/higher the contact resistance the greater the heat produced .
by themadhippy
Thu Apr 25, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Kettle style lead getting very hot on the plug terminals
Replies: 14
Views: 843

Re: Kettle style lead getting very hot on the plug terminals

Any plug and socket will get warm,theirs a resistance between contacts,all be it very small,and a current, with a 0.1 ohm contact resistance and a 13A current you've got 17 watts of heat being produced.The maximum allowable temperature for a uk socket according to the BS standards is 52C so dont wor...
by themadhippy
Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: little flow meter + display
Replies: 5
Views: 536

Re: little flow meter + display

If your a cheap skate you could knock up the same with a 2 x 16 lcd display and an arduino clone for about a 1/4 of the price of the development board
by themadhippy
Fri Mar 29, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Hops
Topic: Growing hops from seed
Replies: 19
Views: 1406

Re: Growing hops from seed

I wouldn't know, but I once got a small 'plantation' growing down the bottom of the garden after dumping old bird seed.
sounds like the paul Mcartney defence,"i didnt know what the seeds were so i planted then and they came up illegal"
by themadhippy
Fri Mar 29, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Hops
Topic: Growing hops from seed
Replies: 19
Views: 1406

Re: Growing hops from seed

Those distant cousins don't necessarily require a cold period to mimic winter like many seeds of temperate flowering plants do Actually they seem to work better with a cold spell before germination,not sure if its 100% necessary,but the theory is your tricking the seeds into thinking its winter so ...