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by themadhippy
Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Electric.
Replies: 21
Views: 901

Re: Electric.

Anyone know much about electrics? don't lick the shiny bits Could I hook this up in my shed off my main electric box thing I have in my house you could but if you have a residual current device on your main electric box thing you might get nuisance tripping and very little fault segregation.theres ...
by themadhippy
Thu Apr 06, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Cheap Internet temperature logger
Replies: 97
Views: 4502

Re: Cheap Internet temperature logger

If you use a digital sensor such as the DS18B650 then it would not be possible. why wouldnt it?the spike might not being introduced on the data line,a coil de energising tends to send nasty stuff down its power lines, the arc caused by the contacts making and breaking maybe producing enough rf nois...
by themadhippy
Sat Mar 11, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Max wattage.
Replies: 6
Views: 373

Re: Max wattage.

Anyway, to run a 4.5kw you would need to get a 32amp plug and socket The original powercon is rated for 20A BUT dosn't have a breaking capacity ,so no live mating.You can also get 20A industrial plugs and sockets from companies like reyrole.very common before those modern fangled cee forms came alo...
by themadhippy
Sat Mar 11, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Max wattage.
Replies: 6
Views: 373

Re: Max wattage.

Depends on your supply voltage,at the uk's average of 240 v youd be needing 18.75A, 16A will get you 3.84kw, and if you use the declared voltage of 230v your going to need 19.5A ,16A at 230v gets you 3.68kw.
by themadhippy
Sun Mar 05, 2017 11:52 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: PID SSR vs mechanical relay
Replies: 5
Views: 446

Re: PID SSR vs mechanical relay

In general mechanical relays aren't very good at switching heavy loads off and on at a rapid rate and standard ssr's dont like heavily inductive loads like motors or transformers,so for a heater being controlled by a pid an ssr is a better choice of the two,but a pump thats just being switched on an...
by themadhippy
Sat Mar 04, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Hot water cylinder tipping mash tun build
Replies: 39
Views: 3680

Re: Hot water cylinder tipping mash tun build

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The link need to be an image file,ending in something like .jpg , not a direct link to your flicker page
by themadhippy
Mon Feb 20, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Attaching a weldless thermometer to a Burco boiler
Replies: 8
Views: 1168

Re: Attaching a weldless thermometer to a Burco boiler

If your drilling on the side of the boiler get a bit of wood the same length as the diameter of the boiler to wedge inside the boiler,it gives you something to push against.Mark the center of the hole with a counter punch (or nail),dont try and drill the 19mm in one hit,step up slowly ,start with a ...
by themadhippy
Wed Feb 15, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Upgrade - advice needed please
Replies: 63
Views: 3759

Re: Upgrade - advice needed please

Before the exchange rate went wonky, thoman was about the cheapest place for powercon,there list even beat our usual suppliers trade price by a couple of pence,which soon adds up when your buying by the hundred
by themadhippy
Wed Feb 15, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Upgrade - advice needed please
Replies: 63
Views: 3759

Re: Upgrade - advice needed please

If you can wait a few days places like http://cpc.farnell.com/ offer a better range and price than maplins,for example a powercon plug and socket is £2.50 cheaper from cpc ,including delivery to your door,and they stock the much better powercon true1.
by themadhippy
Thu Feb 09, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Kettle Power Cable - Advice please
Replies: 26
Views: 1436

Re: Kettle Power Cable - Advice please

0.75mm flex is widely used on 16A and 20A protected circuits through europe and complies not only with there electrical regs,but thanks to harmonization also to ours,however personally id only use such cable for a max of 6A.
by themadhippy
Mon Feb 06, 2017 11:58 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Brewbuilder 3kW Elements - Cable Gland Size needed
Replies: 10
Views: 727

Re: Brewbuilder 3kW Elements - Cable Gland Size needed

What cable do you use to the 3kw elements
In the uk a minimum of 1.5mm,heat proof flex,something like https://www.tlc-direct.co.uk/Products/C ... ash50.html
by themadhippy
Sat Feb 04, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: How not to build a brewery...
Replies: 8
Views: 797

Re: How not to build a brewery...

Ah right,although a dedicated supply should be easy enough,bury or clip a lump of 2 core 10mm steel wired armour from the shed to the house,at the shed end terminate into an insulated enclosure and wire the live and neutral to the shed consumer unit,for the earth run a bit of 6mm cable from the shed...
by themadhippy
Sat Feb 04, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: How not to build a brewery...
Replies: 8
Views: 797

Re: How not to build a brewery...

Nope, still no leccy in the shed.
cant be that major a problem,its possible the fault has "tracked" across in the switched spur so id check that out first,then the cable from the spur to the shed and finaly the wiring in the shed with all your brew gear unpluged/disconected.
by themadhippy
Sat Feb 04, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Rye Pale Ale
Replies: 6
Views: 1354

Re: Rye Pale Ale

Rye tends to form a gloppy sticky mess in the mash so best to chuck in some rice hulls.If youve got a morrisons near you theve got shipyard rye at £1.50 a bottle,t'is rather nice.
by themadhippy
Sat Feb 04, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: How not to build a brewery...
Replies: 8
Views: 797

Re: How not to build a brewery...

Have you got the electrickery sorted to yer shed yet?