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Old 11-13-2010, 10:37 PM   #1
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Default Heating element left dry

I was cleaning up today after brewing a porter and realized I left my electric HERMs heating element (Menards, off the rack, 1450W 120V) energized and under A419 control after draining all but 1 gal from my HLT. I am not sure if A419 tried to give power to the element. If the element had energized dry would I have heard a distinct pop or see any physical damage to the element?

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Old 11-13-2010, 10:45 PM   #2
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everytime i've heard of or seen damage to a heating elements it pops like you said or it flakes off. some are safe to fire dry for a short period of time, yours may be. i would guess that if you didn't hear any strange noises and it looks fine, it is.

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Old 11-13-2010, 11:07 PM   #3
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Crisakes, just hose some water in there and find out. How can we tell you if you ruined it?

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Crisakes, just hose some water in there and find out. How can we tell you if you ruined it?
Ok Thank you
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Continuity check with a multi-meter will tell you if it is still good without the water.

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Old 11-14-2010, 01:43 PM   #6
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Continuity check with a multi-meter will tell you if it is still good without the water.
Thanks! I like that idea better.
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Yep, that's what I should have said. Thanks.
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