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    Might have a use for this

    When our house was built, it was outside the city limits and on a septic system. Since, the city has grown and the house connect to the sewer system. As part of my Family room remodel I'm taking care of some electrical issues and cleaning up the main panel. One was to remove the old relay box for the septic tank grinder. I'm thinking this has the parts/makings for a dust collection relay system.

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    Darren

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    Recycle, Mmmm good wonder if you sent the dust to the septic tank, if it would break down before filling up
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    Re: Might have a use for this

    Yeah i would say i agree. Hold on to it. Repurpose it.

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    A few updates to the DC switch. For testing I simply added a plug and outlet to the enclosure. I've stripped some of the old components out and have cut and installed external switches and LEDs.

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    The spaghetti mess of wires inside and breadboard components will be moved to a pcb once I've tested things out. There is the main power/safety switch, which will kill power to both the controller and to the DC outlet. The yellow button won't be used as a button, just using it's light as a dust bin alert for when it's getting full. The red button is the run indicator light and the manual run switch.

    I plan to mount the controller by the main panel, then will run dedicated power to the box and DC after things have tested out. The old components in the box may or may not get used, will have to see how it all works without any of it.

    Here's an example of the dust bin sensor working.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dxOG0cJzeLI
    Last edited by Darren Wright; 05-20-2014 at 04:35 PM.
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    Really coming along nicely!
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    Very cool!
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    Cool to see you progressing the idea. Are you not worried about dust build up on the IR prox detector?
    cheers

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    Not yet. :-) It will hang pointing down, so not sure what to expect.

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    I want to see the "Manual Overide" toggle launch a sewer rocket for zombies!! Sorry...long day (week) in a RPIW...want results!!
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    Well, disappointment galore. Ran fine when controlling smaller motors (drill and router), but fizzled two 25 amp SSR's with the DC connected. When the LED's went out, it didn't shut off, checked the SSR's with the meter and both were shorted closed. So next is to try either a 40 or 100 amp SSR's or to simply use the mechanical relay in conjunction with a SSR.
    Darren

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