Lock Down HERMS Build

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Re: Lock Down HERMS Build

Post by Kev888 » Fri May 22, 2020 11:51 am

More good quality work! Though of course, in the UK these things are only used for making distilled water :)

The false bottom is unfortunate. Whilst BrewUK have published much extended dispatch/delivery estimates, what I've heard on forums lately suggests these can still be wildly optimistic, to put it politely. Similar story with getting refunds and resolutions; it possibly doesn't help much, but FWIW but you certainly aren't alone at the moment.
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Re: Lock Down HERMS Build

Post by D4V33 » Fri May 22, 2020 12:50 pm

Kev888 wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 11:51 am
More good quality work! Though of course, in the UK these things are only used for making distilled water :)

The false bottom is unfortunate. Whilst BrewUK have published much extended dispatch/delivery estimates, what I've heard on forums lately suggests these can still be wildly optimistic, to put it politely. Similar story with getting refunds and resolutions; it possibly doesn't help much, but FWIW but you certainly aren't alone at the moment.
Yes it really frustrating when delivery’s get messed up, but it’s even worse when you chase them up and get told a lot of rubbish and get empty promises of next day deliveries etc etc, You know that they are just trying to get you off the phone.

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Re: Lock Down HERMS Build

Post by D4V33 » Fri May 22, 2020 8:45 pm

Switches and lights turn up today. I’ve done the easy bit putting it all together.

Time to open it up and start on the spaghetti!!
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Re: Lock Down HERMS Build

Post by D4V33 » Sat May 23, 2020 1:25 am

All wired up! Wasn’t that bad at all.

Ready to test out 👍🏻😊👍🏻
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Re: Lock Down HERMS Build

Post by mozza » Sat May 23, 2020 11:20 am

Nice work

Any chance of a photo of the inside?
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Re: Lock Down HERMS Build

Post by D4V33 » Sat May 23, 2020 9:28 pm

Will take a pic of the inside once I’ve tidied it up and I have the sockets fitted for the 2 elements and the 2 pumps. At the moment they’re all just lying in a mess.

I used Wago 222 block connectors to connect it all together, made it such an easy job. Wish I had found these before.

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Re: Lock Down HERMS Build

Post by D4V33 » Sat May 23, 2020 9:32 pm

Today I knocked up a hop spider out of an old filter housing.
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Re: Lock Down HERMS Build

Post by D4V33 » Sat May 23, 2020 9:38 pm

Will be testing the kettle out tomorrow :D
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Re: Lock Down HERMS Build

Post by WalesAles » Sun May 24, 2020 6:49 am

D4V,
D4V33 wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 8:45 pm
Switches and lights turn up today. I’ve done the easy bit putting it all together.

Time to open it up and start on the spaghetti!!
Good looking Hop spider. :D
Is that your Brew shed in the back of the pic?
Love the big plant on the left of the pic, I am looking for things like that for my garden,
what plant is it?

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Why hasn`t the pic shown on my reply? Because it`s an attachment? #-o

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Re: Lock Down HERMS Build

Post by orlando » Sun May 24, 2020 7:52 am

WalesAles wrote:
Sun May 24, 2020 6:49 am
D4V,
D4V33 wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 8:45 pm
Switches and lights turn up today. I’ve done the easy bit putting it all together.

Time to open it up and start on the spaghetti!!
Good looking Hop spider. :D
Is that your Brew shed in the back of the pic?
Love the big plant on the left of the pic, I am looking for things like that for my garden,
what plant is it?

WA

Why hasn`t the pic shown on my reply? Because it`s an attachment? #-o
Looks like a Phormium (Tricolour?) . We have a couple in our garden. They tend to go a bit mad so make sure you have the space. :D

You can just see one of them behind this Rose, if it is the same.

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Re: Lock Down HERMS Build

Post by D4V33 » Sun May 24, 2020 12:10 pm

WalesAles wrote:
Sun May 24, 2020 6:49 am
D4V,
D4V33 wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 8:45 pm
Switches and lights turn up today. I’ve done the easy bit putting it all together.

Time to open it up and start on the spaghetti!!
Good looking Hop spider. :D
Is that your Brew shed in the back of the pic?
Love the big plant on the left of the pic, I am looking for things like that for my garden,
what plant is it?

WA

Why hasn`t the pic shown on my reply? Because it`s an attachment? #-o
Orlando is on the money 👍🏻 The plant in the photo is a phormium tricolor. We have a couple in the garden aswell. One has grown a lot bigger than the other.
I might use the shed for brewing when it’s cooler outside. While the weather is nice, I might just fire a gazebo up in the garden on brew days 😊

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Re: Lock Down HERMS Build

Post by D4V33 » Sun May 24, 2020 8:21 pm

As I’ve mention already, Brewuk have told me twice that my item is in the post, yet nothing has arrived. I’ve emailed several times but, no reply.

I noticed on there site that the have a chat forum, so though yeh, Maybe I’ll be able to communicate with someone from their organisation on the forum. I put my details in a clicked register, only to get a message saying that my IP has been banned!! What’s going on? #-o

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Re: Lock Down HERMS Build

Post by barneey » Tue May 26, 2020 10:35 am

DAV33 the only way is to try and phone them, it may take a few calls to get someone to answer the phone.

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Re: Lock Down HERMS Build

Post by Meatymc » Tue May 26, 2020 4:05 pm

Great looking piece of kit you've put together there =D> =D> =D> =D>

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Re: Lock Down HERMS Build

Post by D4V33 » Tue May 26, 2020 9:34 pm

Meatymc wrote:
Tue May 26, 2020 4:05 pm
Great looking piece of kit you've put together there =D> =D> =D> =D>
Thanks 😊
I tested the kettle out last night with some liquid extract. It brought 25L to a nice rolling boil with ease! The cheap REX-C100 PID controllers work really well and hold a nice steady temp.

I ended up having to keep the control panel open with a fan blown into it as, the SSR got very hot.
I’ll need to order heat sinks for them and fit a small panel fan to keep things from over heating next time.
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