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ddubick
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Posted Sun Feb 17, 2013, 9:19pm
Subject: Re: Automation of HX cooling flush?
 

I'll have to tidy up a bit first. ;)

And prepare for the critique of my techniques (which of course I welcome). :P
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Posted Mon Feb 18, 2013, 11:32am
Subject: Re: Automation of HX cooling flush?
 

Well, not from me, I am still learning.

 
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ddubick
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Posted Mon Feb 25, 2013, 6:24am
Subject: Re: My Appia modding thread (was Automation of HX cooling flush?)
 

Bought some Insul-Bright on the weekend and insulated the boiler.  I guess you know it's working alright when you can touch the insulation and it just feels slightly warm when the boiler is at full temp.

Changed the name of the post as I guess it's just going to be all of the mods that I do to my Appia.

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ddubick
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Posted Thu Feb 28, 2013, 8:49pm
Subject: Re: My Appia modding thread (was Automation of HX cooling flush?)
 

Finally got my arduino bluetooth module.  Took a few days to work out the bugs but now I can get data and program the arduino wirelessly.  I can finally put the machine back together without wires hanging out everywhere!
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Posted Fri Mar 1, 2013, 8:40am
Subject: Re: My Appia modding thread (was Automation of HX cooling flush?)
 

That is amazing, I can't wait to see that.  There is an Appia on Craigslist I wish I could snap up and mod like this.

 
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Posted Sat Mar 2, 2013, 9:26am
Subject: Re: My Appia modding thread (was Automation of HX cooling flush?)
 

Put it all back together... then had another thought.  Since I've got bluetooth connectivity now.  I attached an old android phone of mine to the side with it's car mount. :D

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Posted Sat Mar 2, 2013, 9:47am
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Will you marry me....

 
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ddubick
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Posted Sat Mar 2, 2013, 9:55am
Subject: Re: My Appia modding thread (was Automation of HX cooling flush?)
 

And I think I have to redo my pid settings.... the thermodynamics of an insulated whole machine seem to be different than a torn apart machine with an exposed boiler... strange. :P
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Posted Sat Mar 2, 2013, 10:00am
Subject: Re: My Appia modding thread (was Automation of HX cooling flush?)
 

Sorry, I'm taken.

You may have forgotten, I actually don't drink coffee.  This is all for my wife. <3
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Posted Sat Mar 2, 2013, 11:30am
Subject: Re: My Appia modding thread (was Automation of HX cooling flush?)
 

Did you use a single layer of the insul-bright and what did you use to hold the seams together? Thanks.
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