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Old 02-12-2010, 03:05 AM   #1
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Have any of you fellas ever used one of those "Flo Thru Manifold" assemblies used for heating spas? I've seen them with 4KW (@240V, 1000W @120V) and 5.5KW (@240V, 1375W @120V) heating elements installed. It would seem to be the perfect pre-assembled HEX. They can be found on eBay for less than $60 shipped if you look around a bit.

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Old 02-12-2010, 09:10 PM   #2
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Wow, nobody has ever used one before?



 
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Old 02-12-2010, 11:53 PM   #3
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guess not, but it looks like a cool idea
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Old 02-13-2010, 01:49 PM   #4
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People have suggested the use of the elements before, but I have never seen mention the use of the manifold-- great idea with lots of possibilities!

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Old 12-16-2011, 08:42 PM   #5
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Reviving a dead thread, I know, but it was the most recent of all the search results.

I'm currently in possession of a 2"x15" 5.5 kw version. I'm waiting on some fittings to see if my plan will work. If it does, it's looking like a $250, all stainless, no welding required, PID RIMS setup for under $250 + pump.



 
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