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Old 08-10-2011, 08:38 PM   #861
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DO you basically make the pump wiring inline with the element wiring so when you turn the switch it completes the loop giving it power?
Exactly what I did.
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Old 08-11-2011, 11:30 AM   #862
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Exactly what I did.
You didn't buy the switch he posted?
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Old 08-15-2011, 08:14 PM   #863
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FYI, in the case it helps someone. The 1500w Extra Low density element from plummers supply does barely fit in a 1.5" RIMS tube (fittings from Murray). No bending required -- there's about 1/16" of clearance between the element and the wall of the pipe.

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Old 08-15-2011, 08:26 PM   #864
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FYI, in the case it helps someone. The 1500w Extra Low density element from plummers supply does barely fit in a 1.5" RIMS tube (fittings from Murray). No bending required -- there's about 1/16" of clearance between the element and the wall of the pipe.
This is what I have as well. I love it. How much "White hazzy stuff" is on your element after a brew session? The reason I ask is that I have noticed with mine that I have a minimal amount compared to other photos I have seen on here after a brew session. I only take my element out every other brew to clean it. I do run PBW through it though after every use though.
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Old 08-15-2011, 09:06 PM   #865
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This is what I have as well. I love it. How much "White hazzy stuff" is on your element after a brew session? The reason I ask is that I have noticed with mine that I have a minimal amount compared to other photos I have seen on here after a brew session. I only take my element out every other brew to clean it. I do run PBW through it though after every use though.
Only about 4 batches so far. I've taken the element out once, and it didn't look bad at all. I've been cycling 190* oxyclean through the system during clean up though. I'm pretty happy so far.
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Old 08-16-2011, 02:17 PM   #866
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Yeah for $10.00 more I think it is very much worth it.

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Old 09-05-2011, 07:04 AM   #867
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Just got the last pieces that I was waiting on for this build. Hopefully work will cooperate and I will have time to put it all together this week so I can brew next weekend.

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Old 09-12-2011, 03:21 AM   #868
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from the looks of it I can use these parts

1-1/2" Tee x 2
1-1/2x1/2 bushing x 3
1/2x1/4 bushing x 1
1-1/2x1 bushing x1
1-1/2x6 nipple x 1

2K watt Rheems element $21.29
1/4" thermocouple $21.95
Auber PID $45.50
25a SSR $15

looks like its about $150ish plus or minus with other misc items I'd be needing

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Old 10-16-2011, 02:04 PM   #869
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Hi all,

I built my RIMS with the SS hardware and it leaks. Even if I can get that sorted out I want a cleaner set-up. I'll use it so I can try to dial-in the concept and see if I like RIMS, but here are the two options that I'm looking at.

I was going to go with the Brewers Hardware set-up but it looks like it's only 1 1/2". Is this true? The conical-fermenter is 2" which I like better, mainly to help with the heating element > tube wall clearance issue. Has anyone used the conical-fermenter's RIMS tube? They both look like an excellent set-up.

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https://www.brewershardware.com/RIMS-Tube/
http://conical-fermenter.com/wp-cont...IMS-Module.jpg

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Old 11-20-2011, 07:45 PM   #870
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So I have successfully built a RIMS system with 100% the help from this forum…specifically this subject. Thanks everyone for the years’ worth of feedback this has provided. My circuits are all run safely and well, and my hydraulics are sound.

Everything works like a charm with one MAJOR problem: I can’t figure out the PID SYL 4342 controller. I thought it would be as simply as setting the process temperature to my desired mash temperature…but this does not seem to be the case. I splurged for the ramp/soak option and I think that all the available programs (or “steps” if you will) may be confusing things.

Is anyone familiar with setting a 4342 that is equiped with the ramp/soad option? If so, is there any basic procedure to setting things to my desired mash temperature? I got the ramp/soak option thinking this would be great for adjusting step mashs automatically but now I would just like to get her going. The manual - while it appears to have much information - seems to be a bit techinical for me (I'm a civil engineer and I think it's written for the smarter mechical, electical and chemical types). Any help would MOST CERTAINLY be appreciated!

Thanks again everyone for the wonderful gems of knowledge this forum provides!

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