100 litre 3v electric brewery build

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  1. Zorco

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    Posted 8/9/17
    All good man, enjoying the build thread.

    Great project
     
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    Posted 9/9/17
    To kind mate. How about a couple of bags of hops off Steve?
    More than happy to do that mate.
     
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    Posted 9/9/17
    Steve's already helping me out with a few things and anything in addition would persuade him to unnatural acts... I'm open minded but if you've seen the man that is Steve then you'll know that I'm good just as is.

    Maybe a beer from your first brewery brew mate! That would be cool.
     
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    Posted 9/9/17
    Haha righto good point.
    You might want a beer from the second brew, the first may not work out lol.

    Watching the footy tonight but did a bit yesterday. Finished off the 7 segment displays and started to tidy up the cables.
    Everything buy the temp probes and float switches has been ran.

    I'll pick up the 63 amp 2 pole rcd on Monday. Also get the 16mm2 twin n earth and run it to the garage.

    Run into an issue. The 3 phase power socket and plug I was going to use only go to 50 amps.

    I need at least 53 amps. Have to look into that.
     

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    Posted 12/9/17
    [​IMG]

    Did a bit of tidying up. Going to run the cable in the roof tomorrow and out the 63a rcd in if I'm feeling keen.
     
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    Posted 13/9/17
    Right. Got the 63a rcd and 16mm cable. That shit is big. It's going to be a bitch running that down the wall. [​IMG]
     
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    Posted 13/9/17
    All done. No person was hurt or injured in these photos.
    Sent a few pics to lecy mates and they approve
    [​IMG]
     
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    Posted 14/9/17
    Geez that's beefy cable. Time to jiggy up electrical pixies.

    Photo looks ok, but what size cable is upstream? What is the size and curve of the upstream breaker as well?

    Man, don't worry bout dem Q's. You'll have it under control
     
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    Posted 14/9/17
    Sparky porn!
    Awesome job mate.
     
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    Posted 14/9/17
    Thanks man. I've enjoyed it.
    I think I would have run the cables in a different way on the door but they didn't send me anywhere near enough of some cables. I actually had to buy a heap more but couldn't get the same colors.
    Anyway I just hope she starts up with no problems. Should be all good.
     
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    Posted 14/9/17
    The main house rcd is 80amps with a 16mm2 cable cominging in.
    If that fails there is a fuse from house to power lines basically.
    Then I've connected the new 62amp rcd to the suboard in picture. I could have got away with 10mm2 cable but I just went with 16mm2 to be sure.
    Then in the brew panel there is another 63amp rcd so I have a good amount of protection discrimination there.
    I just need to check the ma on each rcd to see what will trip first.
     
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    Posted 14/9/17
    yup, I knew it...

    He has the knack.
     
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    Posted 14/9/17
    I'm trying to find a 60amp receptacle so I can plug the thing in and get it up and running.
    Proving to be difficult to find anything under $250.
    Might just have to hard wire it in with an on off switch or something
     
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    I have been told that anything over 50A "should" be hard wired. Have you seen a plug and socket that will do the 63A even for $250?
     
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    Posted 14/9/17
    Yeah up to 100 amps but most are from 250 to 600 bucks.

    You can just use 3 phase plug and receptacle as well but they are also expensive.

    I'm thinking of just going with this though.

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    You need to get some trade pricing
     
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    Posted 15/9/17
    I'm asking my mate. See what he can get.
     
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    Posted 15/9/17
    Panel is done. Just waiting for the xlr s still for 2 float switches and all the sare ones for future temp probes for the glycole system.
    I'll be running 2 Ss brewtech unitanks eventually.

    Also started on the elements. The braided Polly was a bitch to get on and a couple were to bloody short. Fucked me off but oh well.

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    Posted 15/9/17
    Epic
     
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    Thats a nice box you have there
     
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