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Russ

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PID Temp Controller
« on: February 16, 2009, 10:44:58 pm »
Getting ready to order my pre heater block temp controller.  I have been looking at the ones here:
http://auberins.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=1

From the looks of your pictures Kyle, it looks like you use these?  How do you like them?

I see some have a built in relay, and some with relay control.  I was thinking of the one with the built in relay would work and I wouldn't have to buy a separate relay.  Is there an advantage or disadvantage to either one?  I see that the built in relay is 10A which should be enough to power the cartridge heater.

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Re: PID Temp Controller
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2009, 06:19:47 pm »
I use the same one's you are talking about, they work awesome......a really good product for only $44

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Re: PID Temp Controller
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2009, 04:38:16 pm »
Excellent, I am going to order one up and give it a try.  I am going to get the one with the built in relay and give it a try.  Probably get a thermocouple from them too.

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Re: PID Temp Controller
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2009, 10:19:42 am »
hey russ are planning to do a loop system like kyles ?
also are you gonna make a mini pre-heater tank  like his? please take  some pics of your progress

my project has been on back burner lately, but seeing klyes pictures has kinda jump started me!

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Re: PID Temp Controller
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2009, 07:47:33 pm »
Yea, I have kind of had mine on the back burner too since I got the pump fixed.  I probably wont do a loop system, just take it straight out of the bucket.  The garage is heated with electric and stays at least 40 degrees.  If the pump seems to be working too hard, I might try to warm it up a bit before it gets to the pump, will have to see how it goes.   I rigged up my 5 gallon bucket and have been running it on #1 diesel just to make sure it is going to keep working.  I still have to get my controller and cartridge heater ordered, then I will see if I can get the block built.  I will take some pics of the furnace in my garage and hopefully post them tonight.  Man, that furnace throws off some heat.  Cant wait to start burning free fuel!

Oh yea, Kyles system looks pretty good, glad he got you motivated again!

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Re: PID Temp Controller
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2009, 10:03:09 pm »
Well Russ, the only problem you will find, is that any stock coupler will fail in little time, hey I'm a poet and didn't know-it! lol

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Re: PID Temp Controller
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2009, 08:27:42 am »
so what kind of coupler does a guy want to use kyle? and were might a guy get one?

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Re: PID Temp Controller
« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2009, 10:23:28 pm »
well stock works, but you have to stay @ the rated viscosity for the pump........preheat the oil, takes all the woes out of special modifications, and hassel of heavy duty couplers (I said Duty!!  ;D)