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Old 10-19-2010, 03:50 AM   #1
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Default Where did you get your heating element?

I should be getting my Rims Tube from Brewer Hardware this week. However, I still need to order my heating element. Any recommendations on where to purchase one? Is there a brand or style I should use?

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Old 10-19-2010, 04:10 AM   #2
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I got mine from Plumbing Supply online. I got the 4500W ULD corrosion resistant incoly elements for my BK and HLT. They are the Camco brand.

Haven't used mine yet (first tests tomorrow or Wed), but have heard many good things about these.

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Old 10-19-2010, 01:04 PM   #3
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Same here. I went with the 5500w model.....you'll need to get the LWD vs the ULWD because the ripple style won't work in your RIMS tube. That being said, you can use whatever you'd like in the BK if you're going electric. CAMCO seems to be the best rated brand.

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Old 10-19-2010, 01:11 PM   #4
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Home Deopt, I got a 5500 LWD Camco for like $17.00.

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I have gotten some from the Plumbing Supply mentioned in post #2 and also the local Ace Hardware. Both have worked out well.

If you can find it local, you will save on shipping. The only reason I ordered the first round online was to get the Low Density 1500W elements.

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I've found the same elements, but much cheaper at ron's hardware:

http://www.ronshomeandhardware.com/2...t-p/808790.htm

above is ULD, below LD(4500w, they dont sell LD 5500 at ron's):

http://www.ronshomeandhardware.com/2...t-p/808451.htm

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I've found the same elements, but much cheaper at ron's hardware:

http://www.ronshomeandhardware.com/2...t-p/808790.htm

above is ULD, below LD(4500w, they dont sell LD 5500 at ron's):

http://www.ronshomeandhardware.com/2...t-p/808451.htm
I've heard bad things about Ron's hardware. Very poor refund/exchange service, should you ever need that. FYI.
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Old 10-19-2010, 08:51 PM   #8
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Home Deopt, I got a 5500 LWD Camco for like $17.00.
same here. 5500W camco @ HD.
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Damn I wish I had access to cheap elements like you guys. In Iceland 4-5000w elements set you back about $400. I tried locating some ULWD 4500-5500w elements on ebay but most won't ship to Iceland. Anyone want to volunteer and ship me a couple?

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Damn I wish I had access to cheap elements like you guys. In Iceland 4-5000w elements set you back about $400. I tried locating some ULWD 4500-5500w elements on ebay but most won't ship to Iceland. Anyone want to volunteer and ship me a couple?
If it's legal, I'd be happy to ship you a couple if you covered the cost of the items and shipping.
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