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$275 DIY Rosin Plates, PID Controller, and Press

Discussion in 'Do It Yourself' started by Greengenes707, Mar 16, 2017.

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    Greengenes707

    Greengenes707 Well-Known Member

    I made a video of a DIY rosin press setup I built. The video is not perfect, but is pretty good on the basic needs and general concept of heated plates controlled via PID. I linked basically everything I used, in the videos description, as well as will ink them here. Links may go out of stock or no longer be active as time goes on, who knows, so you may need to do some basic thinking and search for similar items. This is a DIY(DO-it-yourself) build, not an AIY(Assemble-it-yourself), so be ready to drill and tap.

    The first 10 mins are the parts...the second 10-15mins are building and setting up...the last 5 mins are of actually squishing some rosin with it.


    DIY PID and Plate Stuff...~$100 for everything
    3x5 plates: http://amzn.to/2mXnQjl
    PID w/ relay and sink: http://amzn.to/2nj7zTi
    100w AC Heating Elements: http://amzn.to/2mg3gax
    Project Box: http://amzn.to/2mAFBUR
    PG11 Cable glands: http://amzn.to/2mg3de9
    2 pack of power cables: http://amzn.to/2mPMD8J
    Wago221 variety pack: http://amzn.to/2mg7nDs
    Floor Flange(mounting to ram): http://amzn.to/2nkvWA9
    1/4” Tap and #7 bit (thermocouple and other stuff): http://amzn.to/2mhIbfN
    Presses...$130-$175 on average
    Cheap 12 ton Press(what I use): http://amzn.to/2mg3Wf0
    Best press: http://amzn.to/2mgcljJ

    Grand total of ~$275 for Plates, Controller, and Press
    ...could easily be done cheaper
     
    Last edited: Mar 17, 2017
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    CannaBruh

    CannaBruh Well-Known Member

    That video was epic, thanks for sharing brother!
    I'll post photos of mine once finished.
     
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    CaptainCAVEMAN

    CaptainCAVEMAN Well-Known Member

    Thanks for laying that out for me, I'll be giving it a go eventually.:clap:
     
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    Xcoregamerskillz

    Xcoregamerskillz Well-Known Member

    That was an awesome video, gene. As a sparky I would recommend two things: 1) make sure the AC side of your circuit is using white as neutral in the future. It doesn't make much difference here, but it's a bad habit to get into, 2) use shrink tubing on the heating elements to prevent the insulation from moving.

    Overall, awesome design and layout. 9.5/10 would build.
     
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    Greengenes707

    Greengenes707 Well-Known Member

    Thanks.
    Yes, totally aware, and have been debating on taking it down and redoing just for that major flaw. Was in a DC mind state I guess. They are all wired correct, but I called them incorrectly. Then like you say for this build that can take 220v, it won't matter.
     
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    Xcoregamerskillz

    Xcoregamerskillz Well-Known Member

    Haha, we all do it, man. I wouldn't re-do the video, just put up an on-screen correction. Very good build, I'll have to try this out.
     
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    Yodaweed

    Yodaweed Well-Known Member

    i don't know about those plates ,they might not be milled as well as you need them to be, otherwise nice build.
     
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    Xcoregamerskillz

    Xcoregamerskillz Well-Known Member

    Can I ask what's wrong with the milling?
     
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    greg nr

    greg nr Well-Known Member

    Well, it's not to curling iron standards for one. ;)

    This isn't a nasa project. Unless its so bad you visibly see mm's of space under a straight edge, I wouldn't think it would matter.
     
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    Airwalker16

    Airwalker16 Well-Known Member

    Harbor Freight sells an even smaller, more... "portable" 6 tin press. would that be sufficient you think?
     
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    Xcoregamerskillz

    Xcoregamerskillz Well-Known Member

    I'm absolutely not an expert on rosin, but I can't imagine you need more than a ton or two of pressure. Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong.
     
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    Airwalker16

    Airwalker16 Well-Known Member

    I've heard 2000 psi. so with 5x5 plates 6 tons would only be 500 psi...
     
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    Xcoregamerskillz

    Xcoregamerskillz Well-Known Member

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    Greengenes707

    Greengenes707 Well-Known Member

    200-400 PSI is what I have always shot for. Also assuming/knowing that most presses fall short of the stated pressure.
    But...I have also gotten 30% returns using 60psi and a shitty D-nail press. Experience is your friend.
     
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    Greengenes707

    Greengenes707 Well-Known Member

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    CannaBruh

    CannaBruh Well-Known Member

    Have you done a side-by-side with/without the bag, how much contaminate really gets into the rosin vs how much rosin gets trapped into the bag trade-off?

    A closer look; not much rosin in the bag at all?
     
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    DesertHydro

    DesertHydro Well-Known Member

    thanks a lot! you just saved me like 400 bucks! gonna order everything tonight :)
     
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    Greengenes707

    Greengenes707 Well-Known Member

    I use bags for sift/hash pressing, or small batches of flower(1-3bags).
    Anything more for flowers...I don't use bags till the end.
    Press raw pucks...collect...then rosin the rosin through a bag. The bags don't keep much...but when you're going through lb's and and using 100+ bags...it adds up.
    Also...when rosining rosin...there is virtually nothing left on the bag because it can truly flatten it...as where when filled with flower the oil can find pockets and corners.

    They also don't make bags as big as my pre press pucks. But I can can use filter paper like elysian research does.
    Get on it!
     
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    Xcoregamerskillz

    Xcoregamerskillz Well-Known Member

    Being an absolute noob, I'd like to see a video on your whole process.
     
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    Yodaweed

    Yodaweed Well-Known Member

    Here's some rosin dab art i made with my 2 ton press
    IMG_2319.JPG
     

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