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    Wish I had access to a 3D printer. Those dosing containers turned out great!

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    How do you guys cut those oval shape holes?

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    I took a structured wiring panel out of the wall in my office, and replaced it with a bigger one. It was important to me that my Apex have gigabit connectivity, and the roll-out of gigabit fiber-to-the-house in my neighborhood made the project that much more fun. Let’s just say that the home network is now “robust”.







    Now, what to do with the original wiring panel? Sand, prime, paint, and turn it into Apex housing, of course!













    This keeps it all in a lockable metal cabinet, completely separate from the corrosive humidity of the sump area. I put knock-out tabs in the top holes, but left the bottom and the side-top holes open for ventilation. This also keeps mischievous toddlers from inserting toys into the box!

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    @Marson to make the oval hole you use a hole saw and drill out two holes one for each end. Then take a saw and connect the holes to form the oval.

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    Still working on it but..

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    Beautiful!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ActualProof View Post
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    Beautiful!!
    Agreed one of the nicest I've seen!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dubs83 View Post
    Still working on it but..

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    Do you have any details on your build?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ActualProof View Post
    @Dubs83

    Beautiful!!


    Quote Originally Posted by Reefinny View Post
    Agreed one of the nicest I've seen!

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    Wow guys! Thanks!



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    Quote Originally Posted by Reefinny View Post
    Do you have any details on your build?

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    I do!

    I’ll try and explain it but check out my build thread here:
    https://www.reef2reef.com/threads/pa...pgrade.444696/

    I wanted to have remote outlets controlled by the apex all around my fishroom so I decided I’d power the two EB832s via two dedicated 20amp circuits. I ran conduit to where I wanted the Apex to live and used 14/3 electrical wire (https://m.lowes.com/pd/Southwire-500...e-Roll/3396982) to essentially create extension chords inside the conduit. I then repeated the process for all the remote outlets.

    In this picture, you can see the two main cables connecting the EB832 to the circuit. The two out lets to the left and right are on separate circuits (left or essential and right or non essential).
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    The essential circuit is wired to my generator transfer box and carried the “essential” eb832. This way, if I lose electric to the house, the generator will provide power to the essential equipment like heater, return pump and some circulation pumps.

    On the controller board side, I installed two outlets, that are powered from the two plugs discussed earlier, that I plugged the EB832 into. I also installed inline power monitors to have a quick over view of energy consumption. I used two of these:
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    And here’s a crude drawing of how I wired them in:
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    Once the EB832s were powered I began on planning out the wiring and on the short runs of braided cable

    I used 2’ runs of 14 gauge extension chord and covered them in braided wire cover
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    Used big box store plugs to attach and heat shrink tube to finish the bottom
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    Installing into control board


    I then laid out my electrical and remote outlets and what I wanted to run and where. Then, the pain staking job of pushing and pulling wire through conduit to run what are essentially extension chords from EB832 to remote outlets



    Used weather proof plugs as remote outlets


    Push, pull repeat all over the room u til I got this:


    Installed the large junction box, main plugs mentioned before that power the EBs and cut holes in the cover for power monitors




    I then built two identical cabinets. The one you see mounted here to serve as a junction box and hide the wires


    And this one to mount apex components


    The front cabinet painted and mounted to the rear using over center latches I picked up at Lowe’s


    Anyway, I hope this helped. Let me know if you have any questions or help!


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    Amazing job very well done

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