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  • Posted in thread: STC-1000 Low wattage element control? on 02-12-2016 at 02:21 PM
    You're correct on the 7.29 amps at 120v for that element and you're not way off on the idea.
    IMHO, you will likely end up having issues with the STC1000. It may work for a while or even a
    long time, b...

  • Posted in thread: Motor too small for milling? on 02-12-2016 at 02:28 AM
    I suspect you'll be fine.I've got a 1/4hp with 10:1 on a MM2 and the thing could likely crush

  • Posted in thread: large air gaps in beer lines on 02-11-2016 at 05:53 PM
    CO2 can be forced out of solution when there is not enough line friction. You may be chasing it
    by extending the line and also raising pressure. Try longer line and/or lower pressure. A
    general starti...

  • Posted in thread: Potentiometer help on 02-11-2016 at 12:27 PM
    you for the ideas.Would that item fit the bill?That item, plus a small 12vdc power supply,
    plus a 12vdc fan should work just fine.

  • Posted in thread: Potentiometer help on 02-11-2016 at 03:58 AM
    I shall keep on looking for an afordable option.Thank youTake a look at this thread for a few

  • Posted in thread: Understanding limits/safety of STC-1000 Build? on 02-09-2016 at 01:07 PM
    The STC1000, as a unit, is rated in its documentation at 10amps. The Inkbird link you posted
    has the same spec listed. Even though the rating of its internal relay is 15amps, it is
    accepted that there...

  • Posted in thread: Amp meter issue on 02-08-2016 at 08:38 PM
    Is that 4.9V DC for the power source and is it the one offered for sale along with the
    meter?Quote from the Electric Brewery site:"Both meters require 5 volts DC to operate. We use
    small 10:1 step-dow...

  • Posted in thread: Different thermostat readings !!! on 01-28-2016 at 12:34 PM
    Calibrate both of them with boiling water before trusting either.

  • Posted in thread: Question about GFCI-dependent heating element on 01-27-2016 at 01:19 AM
    A 1500w/120v element will draw about 12.5amps. If I understand you correctly, your temperature
    controller is an STC1000 build. Unless you have added an SSR or contactor to that build, the
    STC1000 will...

  • Posted in thread: Question about GFCI-dependent heating element on 01-26-2016 at 10:39 PM
    Two-parter...1. Let's say I have a 1500w heating element plugged into a temp controller box,
    and the box is plugged into your standard 20A GFCI kitchen outlet.When selecting the plug the
    element's wir...

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