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Old 05-19-2011, 04:34 AM   #1
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Building my RIMS tube... Don't know what element to get. HELP!

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Old 05-19-2011, 05:33 AM   #2
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1500watts / 120 v is a good choice or close to it. Which one would depend on size of RIMS tube and the size of the element. Check out http://www.plumbingsupply.com/elements.html

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Old 05-19-2011, 11:02 AM   #3
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240V/4500W ULD element at Home Depot. Cheap and easy to get. At 120V its 1125 watts.

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Old 05-19-2011, 11:34 AM   #4
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Building my RIMS tube... Don't know what element to get. HELP!

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I don't how fancy you want to go or how fat your wallet is, but Derrin has a very nice solution here: Tri-Clover RIMS
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(4500W @ 240V) vs (1500W @ 120V)? I'll be running on 120...

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A 240 element run at 120v will give you 25% of the rated power. It works, it is just that for my system it would be a bit underpowered. That's why I mentioned in my earlier post about knowing the size of the RIMS tube.

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