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seatbelt123 06-17-2012 05:36 PM

Camco 1500 watt ULWD Elements
 
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I just did my first batch with a pair of these elements. It was with a fairly high gravity (1070) beer. These elements replaced a pair of Camcorder HWD 2000w elements that were scorching with bigger beers.

These performed well and easily got 7 gallons to a rolling boil.

They cost about $15 each on amazon.

tre9er 06-19-2012 07:02 PM

I use those. Have easily boiled VIGOROUSLY a 7g. boil. I have two in my HLT and another one in my BK right now. They last a long time from what I understand as well.

sethhobrin 06-19-2012 07:28 PM

I really wanted to use this model in my RIMS tube but when it arrived it was soooo stubby.... I figured I would be better off with a longer LWD than this short stubby ULWD.

AnOldUR 06-19-2012 07:43 PM

I'm guessing you ordered Camco 02853, but got an 02852 which is not Ultra LWD. Take a look at the number on the element.


Ask me how I know. :o

AnOldUR 06-19-2012 07:48 PM

Oh, what the heck. I'll tell you.

I got one of those from Amazon today. The tag on the shrink wrapped package read 02853, but a 02852 was inside. It's way shorter than the 02853, so can't be low density. I couldn't find any reference to a Camco 02852 anywhere, but did a quick test and it did draw 12 amps at 125V, so it is 1500W. But the surface area is way too small.

Just tried ordering the same element from these guys. I added a note asking them to compare the number on the packaging to the number on the element. I'll let you know what they deliver.

sethhobrin 06-19-2012 07:58 PM

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Originally Posted by AnOldUR (Post 4184601)
Oh, what the heck. I'll tell you.

I got one of those from Amazon today. The tag on the shrink wrapped package read 02853, but a 02852 was inside. It's way shorter than the 02853, so can't be low density. I couldn't find any reference to a Camco 02852 anywhere, but did a quick test and it did draw 12 amps at 125V, so it is 1500W. But the surface area is way too small.

Just tried ordering the same element from these guys. I added a note asking them to compare the number on the packaging to the number on the element. I'll let you know what they deliver.


You know what pisses me off about this. I did the same thing. I even returned it to amazon and bought another one because they SWORE that i was shipped the wrong one. NOPE. Same wrong element.... I left them a bad review as did other people and now all of those reviews are GONE!!! What a scam...

I tried to help others by leaving a bad review explaining exactly what you said since it happened to me too... TWICE! It still says 12 inches too! ridiculous!

AnOldUR 06-19-2012 08:26 PM

Funny! Before this I ordered a Camco 02463 from Amazon and got a 02462. The one I got wasn't even a fold back element, much less low density. These element are coming from Amazon WarehouseDeals. Must be seconds and rejects.

On a positive note. They take stuff back and refund before they even get it. And only "suggested" that I return it.

Quote:

From Amazon:

Instead, I've requested a full refund of $9.07, since you received the wrong item. This refund will appear as a credit on your MasterCard in the next 2-3 business days.

I'd suggest that you return this item back to us. We'll also pay for the return shipping charges.

tre9er 06-19-2012 08:50 PM

Amazon's return policy is great. They shipped me a new set of gloves earlier in the year, complete with a pre-paid shipping return label.

seatbelt123 06-20-2012 10:01 PM

OP here...

Interesting comments. Mine are fat, stubby black elements. Definitely much more surface area than the prior 2000 watt elements I replaced. I don't know if these are ULWD, but they are certainly lower than what I had before and appear to work well.

This is what I bought:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000KK...0229657&sr=8-2

AnOldUR 06-20-2012 10:28 PM

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Originally Posted by seatbelt123 (Post 4188421)

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41wC1zRZlbL.jpg

This might be what you bought, but it isn't what you got. :cross:

http://cdn.homebrewtalk.com/attachme...-479676314.jpg


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