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Sawdustguy 04-19-2009 08:00 PM

RIMS for Dummies
Before I get flamed, I am not insinuating anyone reading this forum or post is a dummy. I have received a few PM's lately about a post I made in the not too distant past about RIMS heater assemblies and the way I approached it. I am not an expert but my assembly works. If anyone intends to build one of these contraptions maybe this thread will act as a resource and help you.

http://www.2fatpolocksbbq.com/webima...it Diagram.jpg

***Prices as of 3/2009
http://www.2fatpolocksbbq.com/webima...Parts List.jpg

http://www.2fatpolocksbbq.com/webima...nd Element.jpg

The Pol 04-19-2009 08:05 PM

How degrading... I feel insulted.

No, really, nice work

I like the diagram and the associated parts list. Nice work, keep it simple, I like that. I found that most of my inquiries are about how PIDs and SSRs work together and how to wire them up.

This is nice.

RCannin 04-19-2009 08:06 PM

if this is for dummies i must be retarded :drunk:

HomebrewJeff 04-19-2009 08:07 PM

Nice post, and I agree.. Rims for Dummies.. Herms is definitely the way to go. :rockin:

Hehe... nice post and write up! If you could post the parts list as text or HTML, that would be helpful. Just so lazy people like me can copy/paste the URLs.

Sawdustguy 04-19-2009 08:08 PM

Here are some photos of the finished product. I made mine out of 2" 304 Stainless Steel Pipe but it can easily be made out of copper to decrease the cost. The clamps for mounting are Corvette Stainless Steel Exhaust clamps purchased on EBay. Please note that the 1/2" NPTF to 2" NPTM bushings were out of stock when I built my RIMS Heater assembly so I used two bushings. I checked today and the 1/2" NPTF to 2" NPTM bushings are back in stock.





BeernuT100 04-19-2009 08:15 PM

looks so simple, peaceful.

beerthirty 04-19-2009 08:16 PM


Originally Posted by HomebrewJeff (Post 1270250)
Nice post, and I agree.. Rims for Dummies.. Herms is definitely the way to go. :rockin:

Hey, watch it there. Makes me think I should retract the nice things I said about your rig on the BT forum. :D

Ryan_PA 04-19-2009 11:35 PM

Dude, I heart you.


eriktlupus 04-20-2009 12:11 AM

sweet since i picked up a element at sale fri for 5 bones thinking about using it as a flash boiler type setup.

samc 04-20-2009 12:55 AM

Item #7 in your table shows 1200 watt, s/be 1500.. Of course I was one of the PITA people bothering you with pm's. Don't most heater elements have a zinc plating and is that of any concern health wise to us beer drinkers?

Thanks Guy !

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