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Old 01-16-2011, 02:37 AM   #11
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looking very nice!


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Old 01-19-2011, 01:31 PM   #12
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A few parts came in allowing me to build the tri-clamp heating element.
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Some milling was required in the box so the heating element would sit properly.
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Tri-clamp allows quick removal for cleaning or element replacement.
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A few sanitary ferrules that will be welded to the vessel hopefully within the next week.



 
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Old 01-19-2011, 01:34 PM   #13
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Very nice! I like that clean style....

And yeah, that's a HUGE box! Keep us posted on your build
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Old 01-25-2011, 03:05 PM   #14
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This is a project I want to do someday when the wife will give me a brewing budget from my paycheck. haha.Subscribed.
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Old 01-25-2011, 03:08 PM   #15
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Can't tell. Is that a plastic electrical box that you have your ground screw in???
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Old 01-25-2011, 03:12 PM   #16
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Can't tell. Is that a plastic electrical box that you have your ground screw in???
That's a standard cast aluminum outdoor single gang box.

Looks very nice.
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Old 01-25-2011, 03:16 PM   #17
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Good deal, I was concerned.

Beautiful looking build. I'm doing a small batch 120 system took, but going with jkarps build. Much cheaper. Won't look as purty as yours though.
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Old 01-25-2011, 06:44 PM   #18
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How many watts is your element? I was thinking of building a smaller 3-4 gal setup myself. Mainly because I have like 15 5gal carboys that are useless for true 5gal batches.

 
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Old 01-25-2011, 06:46 PM   #19
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If you want to stick with a standard 120V 20A kitchen outlet, you're maxing out at 2000W. Good enough for these 3.5G bathes.
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Old 01-25-2011, 08:59 PM   #20
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This build is no longer going to be 120V. I am stepping up to 220V for the ease of wiring. With 220V I can simply run wire for one 220V outlet vs. running two seperate 20A circuits. 220V will also effeciently handle all my electrical needs for this setup. The lowest wattage for a 220V heating element I can find is 3800 watts. More than enough for this small setup.



 
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