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Old 04-03-2011, 02:39 PM   #1
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The specifications for it on Amazon say that it is only 6 inches long. But on Ron's Home and Hardware site they say that it requires a minimum 14" diameter tank. If anyone has this element can you tell me exactly how much space it uses inside the kettle? My 9 gallon kettle is only 13.25" in diameter so if it is only 6 inches long I think I will be good. But if it actually requires 14 inches, then i have a problem. Thanks


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Old 04-03-2011, 04:36 PM   #2
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I don't have it, but it is clearly a 14" element.

http://www.camco.net/#app=54df&83cd-...electedIndex=0



 
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Old 04-03-2011, 04:41 PM   #3
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You can bend the elements carefully to make it fit.

Or go with a 4000W element.

 
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Old 04-03-2011, 05:20 PM   #4
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The element is 13.5 inches long. So you'll need at least 14 inches.

 
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Old 04-03-2011, 05:26 PM   #5
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Old 04-03-2011, 11:49 PM   #6
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IMHO a 5500W element in a 9 gallon kettle is way over kill. A 4500W element is more than enough and indeed will have to be throttled back during the boil.



 
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