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StevedNETN replied to Chris's discussion URGENT - Please Help with Electrical Inline Water Heater with Temperature Controller
"You got it.  Yes to two cuttouts. You may be better off just making a big loop of your gruond wire and puting it under the stainless nut.  Soldering it to it won't likely hold"
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Chris replied to Chris's discussion URGENT - Please Help with Electrical Inline Water Heater with Temperature Controller
"Yes!!! Exactly... Then everthing should be grounded correctly and more streamlined. Just wanted to double check whether or not this was feasible. Your directions up above sound rather clear, but when working with your diagram, I may lose…"
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StevedNETN replied to Chris's discussion URGENT - Please Help with Electrical Inline Water Heater with Temperature Controller
"I see what you are asking.  if you connect the power from the plug to the stc-1000 and then carry the ground and common over to the receptical.  (Second hole in your box correct)  And then take the hot lead 110v to one side of SSR and…"
24 minutes ago
Chris replied to Chris's discussion URGENT - Please Help with Electrical Inline Water Heater with Temperature Controller
"Second pic, the new design."
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Chris replied to Chris's discussion URGENT - Please Help with Electrical Inline Water Heater with Temperature Controller
"Remember, I am kind of thick.... I'm pretty clear on our origanal design as shown in first video, but second video found toady has the added receptacle built into the faceplate, which I could use by using a cut off extension cord running to…"
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StevedNETN replied to Chris's discussion URGENT - Please Help with Electrical Inline Water Heater with Temperature Controller
"That is the way the stc is intended to be used.  although the addition of the SSR increases the current load that it can control. Once you start wiring the three devices together i think it will prove clear how they are separated.  Get…"
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John Stevenson commented on Jessica's blog post Muddy tasting fish??
"Did you purge the fish before you ate them? Moving the fish to a separate holding tank where you discontinue feeding for about 6 days allows them to purge their systems and greatly improves taste. I hope that helps. John "
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Chris replied to Chris's discussion URGENT - Please Help with Electrical Inline Water Heater with Temperature Controller
"Thanks Steve, Did you read my previous post with new video (2 post up) regarding a slightly different setup? Here it is if you missed it. Just let me know either way witch method is is best... I just want to insure proper grounding of the heating…"
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StevedNETN replied to Chris's discussion URGENT - Please Help with Electrical Inline Water Heater with Temperature Controller
"Hi Chris.  Yes, back to the grind.  I would replace the cord or the end to get a good ground.  GFCI should help for protection, but ground plug is best. The stc-1000 in your instance will be powered by the plug going to the wall and…"
2 hours ago
Chris replied to Chris's discussion URGENT - Please Help with Electrical Inline Water Heater with Temperature Controller
"It's Monday so you guys must be at work... Or headed to Russia! In the meantime, I decided to install a GFCI wall receptacle in fish room where everything will eventually be plugged in. I had procrastinated for a number of years about…"
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Cris Meeks replied to Cris Meeks's discussion To filter or not to filter, that is the question...
"Thanks for the info George.  After years of cleaning fish tanks I have to admit that this was sounding just way too good to be true.  Can you please explain what you mean by a "mineralisation step"? "
5 hours ago
Chris replied to Chris's discussion URGENT - Please Help with Electrical Inline Water Heater with Temperature Controller
"Thanks Steve and Pieter! Much appreciated for your help thus far... Thus being the operative word!;) Steve, The grounding issues has me worried. The temperature controller doesn't have a ground screw or terminal. I went online and Googled…"
6 hours ago
Don Cole replied to Cris Meeks's discussion To filter or not to filter, that is the question...
"George, I stand corrected. I did google the acronym before I posted but google isnt always correct either. "It was on the internet so it must be true. ;-)""
8 hours ago
Pieter Swanevelder replied to Chris's discussion URGENT - Please Help with Electrical Inline Water Heater with Temperature Controller
"Well done Chris - I've nothing to add to Steve's suggestions - the PC CPU Heat Sink is a very good suggestion. Send us photo's of your completed box.  Hope your fish are soon cured.. Regards,"
17 hours ago
StevedNETN replied to Chris's discussion URGENT - Please Help with Electrical Inline Water Heater with Temperature Controller
"Hi Chris, You have done well.  Either wall wart would be fine.. What ever fits your layout better will work.  The installation of the SSR on the heatsink isn't rocket science.  The  Thermal Grease is the stuff between the…"
19 hours ago
George replied to Cris Meeks's discussion To filter or not to filter, that is the question...
"I've run a media system with composing worms for five years and have decided to add a radial flow filter, simply to capture the minute solids which remain suspended in the system.  Also, solids build up in media beds and rafts and…"
20 hours ago
Chris replied to Chris's discussion URGENT - Please Help with Electrical Inline Water Heater with Temperature Controller
"See above recap list. Forgot to ask if I need to use these types of contact clips on ssr or can I just wrap scre around screw head like usual?"
21 hours ago
 

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