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Old 01-28-2012, 11:54 PM   #501
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Gotcha. So, I'm good with a 1500w heating element, yes? Will one of those be strong enough to supplement my 14000 BTU stove? I'm currently getting 6 gallons of water up to 205*F and need to push it over the edge.

Hopefully Lowes has what I need tomorrow. Ghetto Brooklyn Lowes ftl.



 
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Old 01-29-2012, 12:24 AM   #502
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The 1500W heat stick will push you over the top and you will have to turn down the stove temp for the duration of the boil.

I use a combo of 1500W heat stick plus propane to boil 6.5G. I get a a very rigorous boil with propane turned down pretty low.



 
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Old 01-29-2012, 12:38 AM   #503
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Perfect - thanks guys. Big help.

 
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Old 01-29-2012, 08:46 PM   #504
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Got all the stuff for the cedar creek version of the heatstick. Question on connecting the wires to the heating element - does it matter which wire goes on which screw? Green is obv. the ground wire, but I don't see how the other two go.

 
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Old 01-29-2012, 09:20 PM   #505
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Nop. OPTIONAL: If you have clamp on terminals for the wire connections that would be nice, or twist the wire together and make a hook around one of the screws. Remove the screw and flow solder onto the wire. I like to make sure all the strands are connected the element.

 
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Old 01-29-2012, 09:43 PM   #506
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Done. JB Weld is in there, but some is dripping down the heating element. Any way to get it off when it dries? Or should I try to get it off now?

 
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Old 01-29-2012, 10:29 PM   #507
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Easiest to work with it wet.

 
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Old 01-29-2012, 10:49 PM   #508
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Thanks - I got it off with a little bit of acetone on a paper towel. Now to let it cure.

 
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Old 01-29-2012, 11:33 PM   #509
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Another snag - I went to install the GFCI in the kitchen and it won't fit in the hole where the old outlet was. I have one of these left over from an old aquarium - it should work, right?

http://www.lowes.com/pd_223791-33536...ter&facetInfo=

Norther brewer sells the one-socket version:

http://www.northernbrewer.com/shop/s...t-adapter.html

 
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Old 01-30-2012, 02:52 AM   #510
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Interesting, thought all outlet bodies were the same size. From the description of the surface mount outlet, it should be fine.



 
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