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Old 06-20-2012, 11:39 PM   #11
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This might be what you bought, but it isn't what you got.

Yup really wish I could find that one.
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Old 06-21-2012, 01:11 AM   #12
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There is a better one out there - a 1650 watt low density element manufactured by Emmerson.
http://www.drillspot.com/products/83082/Chromalox_SG2167L_430537_Electric_Replacement_Wate r_Heater_Element

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There is a better one out there - a 1650 watt low density element manufactured by Emmerson.
http://www.drillspot.com/products/83082/Chromalox_SG2167L_430537_Electric_Replacement_Wate r_Heater_Element
I have one of those as well. I can't believe the two I got aren't ULWD. I was just thinking the other day that it didn't make sense that they were so much smaller than my 1650w element yet they were supposedly ULWD. Grrrr.
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I have one of those as well. I can't believe the two I got aren't ULWD. I was just thinking the other day that it didn't make sense that they were so much smaller than my 1650w element yet they were supposedly ULWD. Grrrr.
I only wish i could find a 240v version.
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You can wire two of the 1650 watt elements in series for one ULWD 3300 watt element set. Or you can wire 4 in series / parallel for one ULWD 6600 watt element set that will draw about 27.5 amps from a dryer circuit.

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You can wire two of the 1650 watt elements in series for one ULWD 3300 watt element set. Or you can wire 4 in series / parallel for one ULWD 6600 watt element set that will draw about 27.5 amps from a dryer circuit.
Personally I like being able to switch each element on/off at will. Helps control a boil or keep sparge/strike water just where I want it.
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My Camco 02853 came from hardwareandtools.com today. No better than Amazon. I got the same mislabled 02852 element from them too. Now I just have to hope that their return policy is as good as Amazon.

Going to give the Drill Spot element a try.

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Thank you for ordering from hardwareandtools.com, I apologize for the inconvenience of receiving an incorrect item. I have spoken with Camco regarding the element. They have stated that the part number is not the reason for the item being different. The 02852 is labeled on the part because that is how they sell it in bulk, without packaging or shrink wrap. Once the item is carded it becomes Model 02853. However, their engineering department did make a change to Model 02852/02853. They made the item shorter, but state that it works the same as it did before and should not be an issue if you were replacing that older version of the same model. Since we listed the item incorrectly when we stated that it was 12 inches, we have issued you a full refund back to your original form of payment. We do not need to receive the item back, you may discard of it. Again, we apologize for any inconvenience and if you have any further questions, or concerns, please feel free to contact me direct.

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I guess that if you're heating water in a water heater the length doesn't matter. Just the wattage, so replacing with a shorter element is not a problem. Still, they really should stop advertising it as ULWD.
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I guess that if you're heating water in a water heater the length doesn't mater. Just the wattage, so replacing with a shorter element is not a problem. Still, they really should stop advertising it as ULWD.
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What attracted me to this thread was the topic of 120V ULWD elements. Stupid idea, I know, but what I've been experimenting with is a direct heat EMLT with an element in the tun instead of recirculation. Even with stirring while the element is on, scorching can be a problem.

So, here's my recent thought. Since finding the right element in a 120 version has been a problem, will a 240 element wired to 120 work? You'd get 1/4 the rated wattage, so a 4500W element would become 1125W. In a fold back element, that may be about the right watt density to not scorch the mash, but still be enough heat for holding mash temperatures and gradual steps.

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