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Replacement controllers

Unread postby mashy » Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:09 am

We are seeing more and more controller issues and people looking for replacements.
I think I am I right in saying Speidel will not repair. Just "buy a new one" - a 2015... eek.

Which to my mind leaves us nowhere to go.
My fallback was always an ALVA, but they are not for sale any more either. We are seeing a fine example of the price war, the cheap kit has stolen the market - the race to the bottom that nobody wins.

As much as it erks me to say I think the way forward [after failure] is to build a brau_father or an Inkbird_Meister.

Does anybody have any ideas? Has anyone done it yet and want to share?
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Re: Replacement controllers

Unread postby Doingatun » Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:28 am

I've been looking as I've had further issues with my constantly misting 2015 controller failing, disappointing to find ALVA no longer supplying units, looking for a buyer to take the project on last time I looked. Don't fancy buying a new Speidel controller at £350+ only to experience exactly the same unresolved issues, fearing I'll be left with an out of control mashing kettle :(
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Re: Replacement controllers

Unread postby Bigstew » Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:05 pm

Just bought a new controller with postage etc it rolled in at £289. Bloody BM still wont heat water or activate the pump. Where do you stop ?
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Re: Replacement controllers

Unread postby Doingatun » Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:33 pm

Bigstew wrote:Just bought a new controller with postage etc it rolled in at £289. Bloody BM still wont heat water or activate the pump. Where do you stop ?

O no it it just gets worse, sorry I can't offer any help.

New Controller cheaper than I found a while ago, is yours from Speidel direct?
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Re: Replacement controllers

Unread postby Bigstew » Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:50 pm

Yes it was, 15 euro delivery included, wish I has got another pump and a heating element at the same time, delivery took 9 days in total.
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