Building the PID Temperature Controller from Johnny’s Reloading Bench and Installing the PID Thermocouple in my Lee Pro 4-20

Following are two videos that I have recorded and previously posted on YouTube concerning the PID Temperature Controller I use with my Lee 4-20 casting pot.  I based my PID design on the excellent instructions provided by Johnny’s Reloading Bench.  Since he did such a great job instructing, these videos are geared more at demonstrating my assembly process.  I have been using this setup now for the last year and have not had one complaint about it.  It has worked flawlessly for me so far.

(Please note that both videos have music with electric guitars and loud drums.  Some love the music – feel free to turn it up to 11!  Some despise the music – to those all I can say is I am sorry, and most of my videos do not contain such music.)

 


Building the PID Temperature Controller from Johnny’s Reloading Bench

(This video was posted on YouTube on May 7, 2017)

I assembled a PID temperature controller for my Lee 4-20 lead casting pot. I followed the directions and instruction provided by Johnny’s Reloading Bench.

Johnny’s Reloading Bench: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQ7ZytKrmCQnRp9LXXxinJQ

JRB’s PID videos:
Pt 1: Demo and Parts List (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AgixJeF0vEU)
Pt 2: Building and Wiring the Controller (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGOqMyx5kv4)
Pt 3: Initial Programming, Testing, Auto-Tuning (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KFVcrtQ_pdQ)
Pt 4: Nibbling Tool (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ns1Y03Ay27c)
Pt 5: Lee 4-20 thermocouple options (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SqAuBEdugcQ)

The PID controller was a gift from Thorsaxe: https://www.youtube.com/thorsaxe777

 


Installing the PID Thermocouple in my Lee Pro 4-20

(This video was posted on YouTube on May 10, 2017)

I just finished assembling a PID temperature controller for my Lee 4-20 lead casting pot. In this video, I install the thermocouple inside the pot so that it does not become an obstruction.

The audio got a little messed up a few times. I don’t know why, but I tried to fix it three separate times. Sorry.

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