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  1. You're exactly right on every point you made, Chris. I don't worry about this either, because the way I look at it, they are being counted (not sure if it's Anubis, though). And if repayment doesn't happen in this lifetime, it will be in a next one. Or perhaps I'm just repaying for favors done for me in the past. I think you and I would get along, swimmingly as they say, if we were to meet in person.
  2. Having had to move my stuff twice in the past year, it's amazing how quickly you find out who your true friends really are ... And even though my current liiving situation isn't as good as I thought it would be, having to move my stuff is a significant reason why I haven't started looking for my own place.
  3. I'd modify this only by saying "realize" instead of decide....
  4. Hello all. I hope the winter (for those of you North of the Equator)/ summer (for those in the Southern Hemisphere) is treating you all well. After a bit of research and numerous drafts, here's my final wiring schematic: I'm now waiting for all the part to arrive so I can start plumbing this in and hopefully will be able to fire it up next week.
  5. I'm not sure that's possible, but I'd like to hear what others have to say about this....
  6. Yeah, but it if was easy, everyone would be doing it.
  7. Yeah, what he said! Consider this thread bookmarked.
  8. I really have nothing to add, but have an understanding of the struggle after 27+ years of smoking the 'wacky tobacky'. All I can say is good luck, my brother, and stay strong. Many thoughts and prayers are with you.
  9. Thanks, Dan. Yes, having a manual re-set switch Normally Open(?) to energize the safety NC solenoid to start/re-start the forge after power loss was my thought. On/off control (what I would call a Master Switch) is planned, and I was going to add either a fuse or circuit breaker, but when I called tech support at Auberins this morning to ask for a recommendation on fuse size to add to my order, she said that (a) because this is running off a standard house circuit with a 15A breaker, (b) because I'm using an SSR rated for 80 amps, and (c) the PID has it's own internal fuse/circuit breaker, adding a second fuse is unnecessary. I'm still thinking about adding one anyway. I'm not sure you can have too many back-ups (unless cost concerns override safety concerns, that is).
  10. I was thinking about doing this, too. Just not sure how yet.
  11. Hi Jan. No worries. The green NC solenoid is the safety. The NC means Normally Closed, which means that it is closed unless there is power keeping it open. I've also changed my plan slightly, and here's a re-drawn schematic: I plan on having a manual on/off switch connected to the (blue) PID controlled NC solenoid. With this off, I will be able to fire up the forge and get it to my Min set temp, then switch on the PID which will open the 2nd line and supply more propane to the forge, increasing the temp and then the PID will take over once the Max temp is set. That's the plan, anyway.... Parts are ordered. I'll keep you posted.
  12. Thanks Chris! (I was worried because of my failure to have a completed entry to the last KITH...).
  13. Cool, thanks Alan....I was beginning to think nobody liked me. I'll post the final product with parts list and video of it in operation. Hopefully sooner than later.
  14. Hello all. I'm not seeing that this community has much interest in this thread, so unless I hear otherwise, I will stop posting updates here and focus my time and efforts elsewhere.
  15. I'm getting ready to order my parts, but still have a couple of thing I'd like help thinking out: I've been told that I could use a 25A SSR but would probably need a heat sink for it, but if I went with a 40A SSR, then I wouldn't need a heat sink. Any thoughts? Also, would I be wasting money by having a NC solenoid at the tank regulator and another 3-way NC solenoid at the propane high/low flow junction? Part of me wants to say the extra redundancy is good...but all I'm doing is shutting off the gas further down the line without it. WWYD? Thanks
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