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PID for casting pots

Posted: Thu Jul 16, 2015 8:32 am
by mtngun
Not my idea, but I finally upgraded my casting setup for the digital age. :lol:

A cheap Chinese PID controller and solid state relay are mounted in an old PC power supply box (upper left). I had to fab a mount for the thermocouple, and still need to fab some sort of mount to work with the thrift store kitchen pots that I use on the thrift store hot plate. Otherwise the PID works a treat. 8-)
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Re: PID for casting pots

Posted: Thu Jul 16, 2015 4:25 pm
by mtngun
Since no two of my thrift store pots are exactly the same, I needed a thermocouple mount that could be easily adapted to just about any pot. So I welded a 1/4" pipe nipple onto a 1" C-clamp. It seems to work OK, and can be easily moved from one pot to another. It would probably work on Lee pots, too.
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