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jtotinjtotin Posts: 145Member ✭✭
anyone have an experience with this. I've got my dimensions , got my heating elements. Got my PID controller and 4 SSRs, my biggest issue right now is figuring out how to wire this all up.  Anyone have experience with wiring an oven up? 
Or just have experience with PIDs in general 

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  • WileECoyoteWileECoyote Posts: 5,488Member, Moderator, Business Ninja El Moderator
    This is one of those areas where it would be a bit irresponsible to just give you advice over a forum. If you can find someone in your area that would be hands on, that is a different story. The problem is someone can tell you what wires go where, but there are best practices, and precautions guys who do this take... That's never a sure thing when you are telling someone over the phone.
  • jtotinjtotin Posts: 145Member ✭✭
    I think this is the simplest version of what I'd like to do. Using 220 to power the elements. And the. The 110 to turn on the controller. I am an automotive electrical specialist so I'm iffy on home electronics. But this seems simple enough. But I'll be adding to other heating elements. 


  • WileECoyoteWileECoyote Posts: 5,488Member, Moderator, Business Ninja El Moderator
    I don't see any overload protection, or disconnect, and that type of switch is a bad idea to use for motors... And that is what I saw with about 5 seconds of looking... and that is as far as I will go.
  • MidOhioHydrographicsMidOhioHydrographics Posts: 8,516Member, Moderator, Business Ninja El Moderator
    There is a DIY Powder Coat oven plan online. I'll see if I can find it. I used it to add a convection fan to mine for Cerakote (which I highly recommend).
  • DarkHollowDarkHollow Posts: 59Member ✭✭
    edited October 23
    I built one using complete oven parts and wiring and I tell ya...Buy one, don't attempt to build one like I did to try and save money or whatever, it isn't worth the effort ( I wanted mine to be crazy looking) unless you follow an actual oven build but even then a good used one is a better way to go! Too many variables that could go wrong on a home build and I wont do it again, I will buy a used "real" one. The link above is about the best thing I have seen for an oven build!!Edit: this one does work though LOL


  • IceMasterIceMaster Posts: 1,150Member ✭✭✭✭

    I built one using complete oven parts and wiring and I tell ya...Buy one, don't attempt to build one like I did to try and save money or whatever, it isn't worth the effort ( I wanted mine to be crazy looking) unless you follow an actual oven build but even then a good used one is a better way to go! Too many variables that could go wrong on a home build and I wont do it again, I will buy a used "real" one. The link above is about the best thing I have seen for an oven build!!Edit: this one does work though LOL


    You sure that's not a time machine or something? lol Quite the outfit
  • WileECoyoteWileECoyote Posts: 5,488Member, Moderator, Business Ninja El Moderator

    I wanted mine to be crazy looking

    Well, let's just mark that one in the "success" column...
  • mielkewaygraphicsmielkewaygraphics Posts: 92Member, Business Ninja ✭✭
    Check out Davenport coatings.   He sells on ebay.  He can make Any size.   The price is better than I can build one for.  " Ask me how I know! "
  • MidOhioHydrographicsMidOhioHydrographics Posts: 8,516Member, Moderator, Business Ninja El Moderator

    Check out Davenport coatings.   He sells on ebay.  He can make Any size.   The price is better than I can build one for.  " Ask me how I know! "

    Yep, this is where I got mine. The only thing I added was a circulating convection fan to make it more even heat top to bottom. So far has been working fantastic
  • DarkHollowDarkHollow Posts: 59Member ✭✭
  • DarkHollowDarkHollow Posts: 59Member ✭✭
    @IceMaster That is exactly what folks call it, a time machine oven LOL!
  • MidOhioHydrographicsMidOhioHydrographics Posts: 8,516Member, Moderator, Business Ninja El Moderator
    I would also call them directly and see if they have anything sitting on the floor that needs to go. That was my situation. I was looking at the 3x3x6 model and they gave me a killer deal on the next size up because they needed it out of the warehouse. So now I have a 4x4x6 and love it.

    Also ask if they can add a circulation fan. I was over 50 degrees different top to bottom which is unacceptable for most coatings. Check out that build thread and how he ducted in the convection fan. I highly recommend it.
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