I am rebuilding my ebaib system, and I am looking for suggests as to how to mount the SSR and Heatsink.
The SSR and Heatsink are the 40 amp versions of both. They will be running a single 2000w element at approximately 16 amps. I am downsizing from a 5500w element, hence the overkill on the amp coverage.
Here is the panel with rough fittings.
IMAG0588 by M. A. E., on Flickr
IMAG0589 by M. A. E., on Flickr
Back with SSR and Heatsink in question.
IMAG0591 by M. A. E., on Flickr
If I cut a vertical slat in the middle of the box, allowing the main trunk of the heatsink to slide up, leaving the "branches" of the heat sink that are secured to the SSR inside the box, while leaving everything above outside, do you think that the first couple levels of the heatsink will get hot enough to melt the pvc box?
Or, do I get an outlet blank, cut a square in box, secure the blank to the box, the mount the SSR to the blank, then to the heatsink?
While the first method is the easist, I'm worried out melting the pvc enclosure, and I'm worried about the torque that the weight of the heatsink will apply to the box on the second method.