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Old 10-31-2010, 03:16 PM   #1
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May 2010
Evanston, Illinois
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I have 5 20 amp circuits in my brewing area. I'm now adding a control panel. I want to control my RIMS tube with 1500 watt element, my pump, and my exhaust fan on the panel.

I'm wondering if I need to run a second 20 amp feed to the panel or not.

1500 watts / 120v = 12.5 amps (element)
March 809 pump = About 1 amp
Hydrofarm 8" inline fan = 1.72 amps

Total = 15.22 amps

So unless I'm missing something one 20 amp line should be fine for all three, right?
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Old 10-31-2010, 03:38 PM   #2
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You'll be fine.
Originally Posted by Ecnerwal View Post
What does the primary pressure gauge on the tank tell us? That's right, the temperature. Put it on a scale if you want to know how much is in it...
Put some duct tape over the gauge - Or better yet - Replace the high pressure gauge with a plug - High pressure gauges are useless!

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