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Brewpastor 11-08-2006 11:03 PM

element sizing and capacity?
Does anybody have information on water heater elements and the temperature/flow ratios? Basically, I want to know what kind of temperature rise I can expect out of electric water heater elements at particular flow rates. I am worker on an inline heater and this info would be useful, perhaps a RIM brewer might know.

david_42 11-09-2006 01:07 AM

120 or 240 volt? A typical 240 heater is 5500 watts and will give you 15F @ 2.5 gpm. 120 volts elements are more likely to be 1500 watts and give you 10F @ 1 gpm.

Brewpastor 11-09-2006 02:20 AM

Are those related to a particular diameter of tubing, say 1"? I was actually considering the use of two 240 element, which would give me something like 70-80 degrees at 1 gpm. Right?

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