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Old 08-19-2011, 02:56 AM   #11
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understood. thanks for the assistance and info. electric is not a skill that i possess

 
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Old 02-29-2016, 07:05 PM   #12
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Can you hook up a 3000W element to 120V and then it will only push out the max of 2000W?

 
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Old 02-29-2016, 07:51 PM   #13
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Can you hook up a 3000W element to 120V and then it will only push out the max of 2000W?
Anything is possible but why? Just get a 2000W element.

 
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Old 02-29-2016, 07:56 PM   #14
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most hardware stores sell 2000w elements as well

BTW, the max you'll be able to get is not 2000w, but 2250w (blichmann boil coil) and you'd have to be on a 20amp circuit as well.

to the OP... if electric is not your strong suit.. i'd get something pre-made, like colorado brewing supply stuff. it's setup and ready to roll.
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Old 02-29-2016, 09:25 PM   #15
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I've already made my full setup and 2x 1500W elements just won't boil. None of my local stores carry 2000W elements.

 
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Old 02-29-2016, 09:33 PM   #16
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every ace hardware i've been to has them, if that helps

http://www.amazon.com/Camco-02203-Sc.../dp/B0006JLVBW

if you're going from 2 x 1500w to 2000w elements, you'll have to upgrade wire as well
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Old 02-29-2016, 11:09 PM   #17
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I've already made my full setup and 2x 1500W elements just won't boil. None of my local stores carry 2000W elements.
How big (beer volume) and did you insulate it?

 
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Old 02-29-2016, 11:26 PM   #18
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No Aces in Canada and no I didn't insulate. Any tips on that ?
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Old 02-29-2016, 11:27 PM   #19
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Weird keg , top came off. Lol
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Old 03-01-2016, 12:04 AM   #20
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reflectix wrap.

 
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