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Posted in thread: Now available - Nuts, O-rings, Free shipping! on 01-12-2010 at 01:23 AM
I would love to give it a shot, Cleveland isn't far from me at all....my only problem is I am
not setup for electric at all. I am thinking about building a nice rig and electric is the
way'd I go.We c...
Posted in thread: Silicone and HLT... Do or don't on 12-18-2009 at 10:54 PM
+1 on aquarium sealant. A lot of caulks are mildew resistant and that stuff is probably
poisonous. I looked at a GE Silicone II MSDS a few years back and decided it wasn't good for
contact with food.
Posted in thread: PWM for SSR on 12-18-2009 at 10:51 PM
Actually, look around for some better 555 circuits. That one doesn't seem well suited for this
purpose. I would expect you want to drive the ssr with pin 3.
Posted in thread: PWM for SSR on 12-18-2009 at 10:49 PM
Most SSRs will only turn on at the start of a half-cycle, so pulsing it with such a high
frequency will not be useful. Keep the frequency around 1 Hz instead. Dan
Posted in thread: 1/2 inch NPT thermometer on 12-18-2009 at 01:05 AM
guessing you didn't see my post above yours.Well how long does it need to be to reach through
the tee? Not everyone uses a sight glass. Having too long of a probe means it either interferes
with the I...
Posted in thread: 1/2 inch NPT thermometer on 12-17-2009 at 11:53 PM
Why do you need 6" probes? Just curious. I hate my 6" probe in the boil kettle cuz it gets in
the way of the IC.Exactly. Why would it need to stick in more than an inch or two? (Um...I'd
Posted in thread: Heating element on 12-14-2009 at 11:53 PM
Keep the water temperature below 180 in those plastic coolers and you should be fine. The end
of the element by the fitting is not very much hotter than the water itself.
Posted in thread: Electric Heating Element Controller demos available now on 12-13-2009 at 02:08 PM
Hey, I am going to be unable to demo this in January... I am going to school.No problem, keep
Posted in thread: using a hole saw to drill a pot on 12-06-2009 at 09:31 PM
cool. that being said, if i'm drilling a hole for a 1" water heater element, should i drill a
1" hole? or a 15/16 hole and dremel it out until the element just fits to make it more
Posted in thread: gas + electric elements ? on 12-05-2009 at 12:27 PM
Assuming you shield the wires from the flame are you sure you have 240 available? That's not
terribly common with 3-phase. If you have 208 that works but your 5500 watts becomes 4100
watts. If you hav...