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Postby jooky » Wed Mar 14, 2012 12:57 am

time to show it off...

Plug for the keg is on the far side
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Re: control box done

Postby itchy » Wed Mar 14, 2012 1:10 am

sweet job,,, i love those ammunition boxes... especially when they come full....
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Re: control box done

Postby jake_leg » Wed Mar 14, 2012 2:01 am

Good looking box :rkn:
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Re: control box done

Postby kenfyoozed » Wed Mar 14, 2012 6:58 am

good job... so hows it work?
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Re: control box done

Postby jooky » Wed Mar 14, 2012 3:45 pm

kenfyoozed wrote:good job... so hows it work?

Works fine :mg:

Just the regular ssr and a pot. Everything else is over kill - fan, light, power switch, volt meter, amp meter, and plug.
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Re: control box done

Postby Zymurgy Bob » Wed Mar 14, 2012 4:58 pm

itchy wrote:sweet job,,, i love those ammunition boxes... especially when they come full....

I'll be damned! I've never seen one so nicely painted, so I didn't recognize it. Once you mentioned it, I saw the hinge.

I've build some odd shit in ammo boxes, including a disguised still condenser in a .50 BMG can, and they're a great project box. I just couldn't see past all that shiny red in this case.
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Re: control box done

Postby jooky » Wed Mar 14, 2012 11:16 pm

I figure if I'm going to take time to make something I'm going to make it as nice as I can.
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Re: control box done

Postby myles » Thu Mar 15, 2012 4:19 am

Thanks :8) I have several of those boxes lying around so now I have a use for one of them. :)
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Re: control box done

Postby eddieb » Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:07 am

Super NICE!
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Re: control box done

Postby jooky » Thu Mar 15, 2012 12:11 pm

keep in mind if you are going to use one of those boxes.. Its like a jigsaw puzzle. You cant put the components in and expect to get a screw driver in to fit in the narrow box. So you end up attaching the wires then installing the component.
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Re: control box done

Postby gr8brewer » Thu Mar 15, 2012 6:02 pm

Sweet job. can you tell me how u wired volt meter and annameter i havent gotten around to putting them in my box yet i think im missing a shunt for the annameter i need to source one out.
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Re: control box done

Postby eddieb » Fri Mar 16, 2012 9:28 am

gr8brewer wrote:Sweet job. can you tell me how u wired volt meter and annameter i havent gotten around to putting them in my box yet i think im missing a shunt for the annameter i need to source one out.

Yes you need a shunt. Most of the meters (cheap ones) don't come with a shunt and they cannot take the current flow . they will melt down in short order. A shunt diverts a tiny fraction of the current thru the meter. Maybe 75mv or less. The rest goes thru the shunt. The shunt is basically a resistor with a very low resistance. It carries the current load. You don't need a volt and amp meter. Redundent. But adds a lot to cool factor. Therefore, it's hard to resist.
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Re: control box done

Postby jooky » Fri Mar 16, 2012 10:47 am

the cheap one from ebay that I got seems to have the shunt in it.

Remember the volt meter wont be showing you real voltage. It will show something like 205-220 volts. An analog volt meter might bounce around? But in any case its nice to be able to write down a number so you can repeat the same thing next time.

Wiring the volt meter is in parallel to the element and the ammeter is in series. there are schematics on here. I have one in the newbie section...when I was going to wire a 110/220 switch.. didnt bother.
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Re: control box done

Postby punkin » Fri Mar 16, 2012 2:22 pm

I like your avatar Jooky, so i have a gift for you.


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Re: control box done

Postby jooky » Fri Mar 16, 2012 3:38 pm

nice!
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