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Old 12-13-2010, 02:28 AM   #1
brewdogskip
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So, I have been brewing with my stovetop and a heatstick for a while now and have had very positive results. While attempting to heat strike water for an ESB today, I plugged it in and noticed a louder noise than normal. It was the usual "hiss" sound but louder. My GFCI didn't trip and I unplugged it because it sounded weird.

Has anyone experienced this with a heatstick? Maybe it's time to build another...



 
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Old 12-13-2010, 04:41 PM   #2
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If your GFCI didn't trip, you should be OK.

Make sure the "test" button on your GFCI is working.

I just fried a GFCI and had to replace it. It would trip randomly, was making a loud humming, and finally just locked up.



 
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Old 12-13-2010, 04:43 PM   #3
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+1 on the GFCI... if it works you're good.
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Old 12-13-2010, 05:15 PM   #4
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Thanks for the responses guys, I just did a lamp test to see if the circuit was actually tripping and it does work. Does anyone else notice a weird sound coming from their heatsticks?

 
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Old 12-13-2010, 07:08 PM   #5
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Thanks for the responses guys, I just did a lamp test to see if the circuit was actually tripping and it does work. Does anyone else notice a weird sound coming from their heatsticks?
They do hiss from the rapid heating of the water.

Here is an idea: Could the louder sound be due to colder starting water? Is is pretty cold out in a lot of the country at the moment.



 
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