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power draft controller(pic heavy w/ parts list) updated 4-11
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killswitch505
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 01 10 1:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks for the kind words guys all the audio jacks I used can be bought as solderless so it would make it even easier I would much rather solder them but its a option

daddywoofdawg wrote:
Very do able!Question will there be a spacer betewn the fan and the firebox?seems the metal box would get hot and the plastic fan also(maybe not).


I would suggest at least a 12'' pipe nipple to keep the heat out of the fan box I was going to add to the post showing how I would mount it to my uds but everyoneís pit is different I would also use silicone or aluminum tape or some thing along those lines to seal all the little holes on the fan box
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 01 10 4:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What are you using for a damper on the fan box? This whole thing speaks right to the geek inside me.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 01 10 8:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

on my WBS just using 3/4 valve on my offset i using three 2'' valves
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 01 10 9:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm thinkin this would be a great thread to make into a 'Sticky' so it don't get lost. Definitely a thread that deserves it.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 01 10 9:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

bigjoe wrote:
I'm thinkin this would be a great thread to make into a 'Sticky' so it don't get lost. Definitely a thread that deserves it.


I agree, but let's wait until killswitch has one working Wink

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 01 10 10:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

day_trippr wrote:
bigjoe wrote:
I'm thinkin this would be a great thread to make into a 'Sticky' so it don't get lost. Definitely a thread that deserves it.


I agree, but let's wait until killswitch has one working Wink

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+1 day_trippr i need to finish the post i will really try to get it all done before monday the one i built before this one works geat (so far lol)
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 01 10 11:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Still looking great! It doesn't have web access but this and an et73 would make a good poor man's stoker!

I don't know about the others but my understanding was the stoker had a baffle on the intake for the fan so air intake was choked unless the fan was running. Do you think you'll have to rig up something like that?
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 02 10 12:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

killswitch505 wrote:
day_trippr wrote:
bigjoe wrote:
I'm thinkin this would be a great thread to make into a 'Sticky' so it don't get lost. Definitely a thread that deserves it.


I agree, but let's wait until killswitch has one working Wink

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+1 day_trippr i need to finish the post i will really try to get it all done before monday the one i built before this one works geat (so far lol)


Take as long as you need, you're doing A Good Thing here and no doubt there are lots of interested folks watching. So no pressure on you to do it fast - just to do it right! Laughing

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Soybomb wrote:
Still looking great! It doesn't have web access but this and an et73 would make a good poor man's stoker!

I don't know about the others but my understanding was the stoker had a baffle on the intake for the fan so air intake was choked unless the fan was running. Do you think you'll have to rig up something like that?


my guru has a little slide thing on it so you can choke the fan back. you could do that with a valve or some thing like that or you could get a smaller fan Iím then sure a 10 CFM fan would stoke a UDS just fine or you could get a valve to choke it a little if you wanted I run my gure full open with no problems and it's running 25 CFM fan
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 03 10 10:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hey guys Iím hopin to have an update this weekend but with the holiday and all I hope everyone in ring land has a great Easter
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 06 10 2:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is awesome!! Thanks for the information. I'm already reading through it, and planning to source some parts. Will you by chance be able to explain how to wire up 2 fans? Its probably pretty evident once I get the parts infront of me I sure Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 06 10 10:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FYI after scowering the internet... This is the only place I can find the power supply....

http://wattsupply.com/s.nl/it.A/id.626/.f


They have 41 left in stock. All others are at-least 2-4 weeks and some more back-ordered even further.

There are other models such as the S-25-12 that are the same specs except size. They are wider and longer than the RS-25-12 model. Just an FYI if that matters to anyone.

Hope this helps. Can't wait to get this thing built.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 07 10 12:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks a lot for the info ryan cassidy i'm sure that will help some ppl out and the price seems good too
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 08 10 9:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know I keep saying it but I will complete this post this weekend Iíve just got really hooked up at work and a few other things if you guys can think of anything to add or any questions about what we have went over please ask that way I can edit the post to help clarify anything some one might not understand I will even try to get links for solder-less connectors
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 08 10 10:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Couple of easy questions...

A.) Can I not use the Jack for the thermocouple and instead just use a grommet and run it directly to the controller?

B.) Any thoughts on using a Metal Box instead of Plastic? Quite frankly, I just don't like how that box mounts and haven't had a chance to look for others. Thought about just making my own since I'm building my smoker now, why not integrate it.

C.) How tough would it be to add a switch on the front to turn it on or off?

Got all my parts ordered, and already have everything else in the shop. Can't wait to get started.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 08 10 10:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What is the measurements of the box?I'm sure I can find something around that size cheaper than 22.00 for a box that cost .03 for the manufacturer to make(I hope).
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 08 10 10:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Approx 4 Wide x 4 Tall x 6 deep
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 09 10 12:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ryan cassidy wrote:
Approx 4 Wide x 4 Tall x 6 deep

+1 thanks ryan
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ryan cassidy wrote:
Couple of easy questions...

A.) Can I not use the Jack for the thermocouple and instead just use a grommet and run it directly to the controller?

B.) Any thoughts on using a Metal Box instead of Plastic? Quite frankly, I just don't like how that box mounts and haven't had a chance to look for others. Thought about just making my own since I'm building my smoker now, why not integrate it.

C.) How tough would it be to add a switch on the front to turn it on or off?

Got all my parts ordered, and already have everything else in the shop. Can't wait to get started.

Ryan



A) oh yeah man that would be the best way to do it I just did it that way for storage and so you could throw it in the dish washer

B) the sky is the limit if you do use metal just make sure you ground the box or if you build it into your smoker just bond (ground) the smoker

C) the switch would be easy this is the first one I found just make sure it is rated of 110vac (what most people call 120 is actually 110)
http://www.plumbersurplus.com/Prod/Gardner-Bender-GSW-120-Heavy-Duty-Toggle-Switch/156846/Cat/1335?utm_medium=referral&utm_source=gan

If I were building this for me I would have done it a lot different. I was just trying to keep the cost down as much as possible. I would have used a 12vdc PID not a 120 but for the price and the options offered on the PID I used for the build it was the most bang for the buck. my next pit build I plain on building the controller into the smoker (like you would like to). PID I am going to use has four inputs and four outputs and 6 alarm outputs but the price on that unit would put it out of most peoples budget I figured most of the guys and gals here would not want to spend much more the 100 bucks because its hard to justify to the spouse. Ryan I donít know how much you would be willing to spend but PM me and I could design you a controller that would blow a Stoker or a Guru out of the water
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 09 10 3:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool Thanks for the info. PM Sent.

I'll be picking up a switch and adding that as well. I'm just trying to figure out the best place to build this into the smoker I'm working on now.

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