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Old 12-20-2009, 02:23 AM   #1
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I was looking at elements on this site. I'm in the market for a 4500 w element. The low density is $10.32 and the extra low density is $27.69. Is low density good enough or should I pay almost 3 times as much for the extra low?

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Old 12-20-2009, 07:16 AM   #2
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LD IMO is fine

 
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Old 12-20-2009, 01:43 PM   #3
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LD should be fie but in looking at the picture the LD element will not suruvive a dry fire where the eld will. So if you go with the Low density over the extra low you need to be certain that there is liquid in there.

 
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Old 12-20-2009, 01:57 PM   #4
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...the LD element will not suruvive a dry fire where the eld will. ...
Good point! That alone might be worth the price of admission. A 2000 w 120V HD element sounds pretty much like a firecracker when dry fired...don't ask...just expect the unexpected!

 
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