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by shadylane
Mon Mar 08, 2021 8:42 am
Forum: Related Electric Accessories
Topic: Yet another thread about power controller build
Replies: 40
Views: 6033

Re: Yet another thread about power controller build

Should the pot be Log or Lin? What wattage should the pots be? Linear if you want 50% power when the knob is halfway. You don't want a pot with an "audio taper" It's made to compensate for the human ear. The wattage depends on the controller design. Some call for a pot rated at 5 watts. some say 2w
by shadylane
Mon Mar 08, 2021 8:18 am
Forum: Related Electric Accessories
Topic: SD 240V Controller Pot: 50%=0, too sensitive
Replies: 32
Views: 2104

Re: SD 240V Controller Pot: 50%=0, too sensitive

Try putting a 500k 1/4w carbon resister in parallel with the pot The value doesn't have to be exactly 500k just some were in the ball park Thanks for all the good info Shady. How should I attach the resistor in the controller? Which terminal to which terminal? Here you go, sorry for the delay :lol:...
by shadylane
Sun Mar 07, 2021 3:32 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Many questions about bubble plates
Replies: 27
Views: 372

Re: Many questions about bubble plates

That's correct.
On my 4" plates, also have 20mm of liquid on the plates and the cups are 40mm deep.
A is 15mm
B is 20mm
C is around 7mm

The downcomer is 3/4" 19ish mm ID
The upcomer is around 30ish mm
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by shadylane
Sun Mar 07, 2021 2:33 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Many questions about bubble plates
Replies: 27
Views: 372

Re: Many questions about bubble plates

The most important measurement is having the cup depth at least 1.5 times the plate depth.
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by shadylane
Sun Mar 07, 2021 1:00 pm
Forum: Related Electric Accessories
Topic: Will this POT suffice for a controller build?
Replies: 76
Views: 715

Re: Will this POT suffice for a controller build?

Stillerboy still thinks you have the switch between the output of the controller and the element. He doesn't realize or want to except you have the switch on the input to the controller. :lol:
by shadylane
Sun Mar 07, 2021 9:38 am
Forum: Related Electric Accessories
Topic: Will this POT suffice for a controller build?
Replies: 76
Views: 715

Re: Will this POT suffice for a controller build?

Deplorable wrote:
Sun Mar 07, 2021 7:49 am

With a jumper between 3 and 4, I get line voltage across 1 and 2, or half of the voltage supplied to the controller.
Sounds like you fried the SSVR also :cry:
by shadylane
Sat Mar 06, 2021 7:10 pm
Forum: Related Electric Accessories
Topic: Will this POT suffice for a controller build?
Replies: 76
Views: 715

Re: Will this POT suffice for a controller build?

With power applied, and a jumper applied across the SSVR The voltage at the plug on my meter is 128V/15 amps on that line. (white wire in the pictures). I'm assuming there's 240volts coming in and a 5,500w element. There should have been around 22amps. Using your fluke, measure the AC voltage betwe...
by shadylane
Sat Mar 06, 2021 9:32 am
Forum: Related Electric Accessories
Topic: Will this POT suffice for a controller build?
Replies: 76
Views: 715

Re: Will this POT suffice for a controller build?

You can test the SSVR by hooking a jumper wire between pins 3 and 4 on it.
The output should be 100% when the terminals are connected and zero without the jumper.
by shadylane
Sat Mar 06, 2021 9:22 am
Forum: Related Electric Accessories
Topic: Will this POT suffice for a controller build?
Replies: 76
Views: 715

Re: Will this POT suffice for a controller build?

I'd take the tin can off the back of the pot and check the wiper arm.
And use a pencil eraser to clean any oil or crud off the carbon.
by shadylane
Sat Mar 06, 2021 9:03 am
Forum: Related Electric Accessories
Topic: Will this POT suffice for a controller build?
Replies: 76
Views: 715

Re: Will this POT suffice for a controller build?

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Deplorable wrote:
Sat Mar 06, 2021 8:37 am
shadylane wrote:
Sat Mar 06, 2021 8:23 am
I'm 99% that's wrong. Do you have an ohm meter?
Yes.
Here's how the pot is wired inside.
There should be 500,000 ohms between pins 1 and 3
The value between 1 and 2 or 2 and 3 should vary between zero and 500k as the knob is turned.
by shadylane
Sat Mar 06, 2021 8:45 am
Forum: Related Electric Accessories
Topic: Will this POT suffice for a controller build?
Replies: 76
Views: 715

Re: Will this POT suffice for a controller build?

First disconnect the ground from the pot and see if the controller works.
Be careful the metal shaft on the pot may be HOT.
Only touch the plastic knob
by shadylane
Sat Mar 06, 2021 8:23 am
Forum: Related Electric Accessories
Topic: Will this POT suffice for a controller build?
Replies: 76
Views: 715

Re: Will this POT suffice for a controller build?

I'm 99% that's wrong. Do you have an ohm meter?
by shadylane
Sat Mar 06, 2021 8:04 am
Forum: Related Electric Accessories
Topic: Will this POT suffice for a controller build?
Replies: 76
Views: 715

Re: Will this POT suffice for a controller build?

Deplorable wrote:
Fri Mar 05, 2021 2:46 pm
I'll ground the pot and the heat sink, the check continuity on everything, and put some water in the boiler and check it all out before I use it to run my SSS. :thumbup:
Where on the pot did you hook the ground to?
by shadylane
Fri Mar 05, 2021 2:57 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Many questions about bubble plates
Replies: 27
Views: 372

Re: Many questions about bubble plates

. Now I have other questions in particular. I saw the classic designs and "Pro-Cup" style design. I would like the single bubble but I don't know if I can find a suitable size tube, so I ask you all: 25 mm rise and upper 30 mm hood is too small for a 3 "? I'm thinking a single 30mm cap would be too...
by shadylane
Thu Mar 04, 2021 10:11 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Anyone else got the Wuhan?
Replies: 223
Views: 14605

Re: Anyone else got the Wuhan?

according to MediaBias/FactCheck, the website LifeSiteNews was founded by the conservative lobbyist organization in Toronto in 1978 and it is still funded by it. LifeSiteNews is rated as far right biased based on story selection and manipulative articles. Thanks! Then judge whether to believe what ...
by shadylane
Thu Mar 04, 2021 9:05 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Anyone else got the Wuhan?
Replies: 223
Views: 14605

Re: Anyone else got the Wuhan?

Hind sight can be 20-20
Compare past statements and predictions. With what has actually happened.
Then judge whether to believe what they say about the future :wink:
by shadylane
Thu Mar 04, 2021 8:54 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Using Foreshots
Replies: 28
Views: 380

Re: Using Foreshots

Keep in mind the more toxic alcohols in foreshots are absorbed through the skin, so it's not really suitable for hand sanitizer. I agree it's best to use clean ethanol for hand sanitizer. It's a matter of pride, when sharing. But at the same time. Forshots are really good at drying up Poison ivy :w...
by shadylane
Thu Mar 04, 2021 8:56 am
Forum: Rum
Topic: ph control with oyster grit
Replies: 27
Views: 510

Re: ph control with oyster grit

I'm thinking the Rum with shell grit and a 5.1 pH, is going to have a less sugar bite to it. At least that's what I've found to be true on a thin sugar wash. That thinking would be in line with Arroyo in his Studies on Rum. If this stuff interests you I highly recommend reading his Studies on Rum. ...
by shadylane
Wed Mar 03, 2021 8:06 am
Forum: Rum
Topic: ph control with oyster grit
Replies: 27
Views: 510

Re: ph control with oyster grit

Thanks Berserk
I downloaded the book for reading.
Looks like it might take awhile digging around in this rabbit hole :lol:
by shadylane
Wed Mar 03, 2021 7:53 am
Forum: Condensers/Cooling Methods
Topic: R.C. with variable diameter
Replies: 11
Views: 162

Re: R.C. with variable diameter

Here's my favorite RC
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Here's a cone with packing.
The cone worked better without the mesh.
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by shadylane
Wed Mar 03, 2021 7:27 am
Forum: Still Related Hardware
Topic: Which one has more reflux? Stainless steel or copper?
Replies: 14
Views: 296

Re: Which one has more reflux? Stainless steel or copper?

From a practical stand point. SS spools are the easiest to acquire and use. 4" dia copper tubing is hard to come by and then there's the problem adding ferules. I think the copper tubing would have more unwanted passive reflux. That's not a good thing, We want the reflux to start at the top of the c...
by shadylane
Wed Mar 03, 2021 7:00 am
Forum: Legalization of Home Distilling
Topic: Don't Shoot at your neighbors
Replies: 13
Views: 413

Re: Don't Shoot at your neighbors

Toxxyc wrote:
Wed Mar 03, 2021 1:08 am
He willingly let them in. Makes me think that perhaps he didn't know he was doing wrong in distilling his own stuff.

I hope the Old Man gets off on a technicality.
And gets his still back.
The prosecuting attorney damn sure wouldn't want me on the jury. :moresarcasm:
by shadylane
Wed Mar 03, 2021 6:34 am
Forum: Rum
Topic: ph control with oyster grit
Replies: 27
Views: 510

Re: ph control with oyster grit

howie wrote:
Wed Mar 03, 2021 1:57 am

they both taste the same, but i will continue to see if there is any difference as i strip them.
I'm thinking the Rum with shell grit and a 5.1 pH, is going to have a less sugar bite to it.
At least that's what I've found to be true on a thin sugar wash.
by shadylane
Wed Mar 03, 2021 6:17 am
Forum: Condensers/Cooling Methods
Topic: R.C. with variable diameter
Replies: 11
Views: 162

Re: R.C. with variable diameter

My guess is a reflux condenser with varying coil diameter. I think this could help especially in large columns as an alternative to the double coil, the vapors should sooner or later meet a part of refrigerant along the way, I think it would be a valid alternative to scrubbers in the coil. It's cou...
by shadylane
Tue Mar 02, 2021 1:52 pm
Forum: Legalization of Home Distilling
Topic: Don't Shoot at your neighbors
Replies: 13
Views: 413

Re: Don't Shoot at your neighbors

“On one of the steps of the shed, I found a marijuana joint, which led to me look inside the shed,” Cardwell said. “It was a rolled-up joint.” Did he ask the trespassers if one of them dropped the joint when the old man supposedly fired a BB gun? Don't get me wrong, the old man fucked up. Not only d...
by shadylane
Tue Mar 02, 2021 1:37 pm
Forum: Related Electric Accessories
Topic: Will this POT suffice for a controller build?
Replies: 76
Views: 715

Re: Will this POT suffice for a controller build?

Your diagram is sound :thumbup:
And the meter will last the longest.
The amp reading on the meter will be accurate.
But the volt meter part will only read the incoming 240 voltage.
I'm not sure about the accuracy of meters watt reading.