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Old 09-11-2011, 10:14 PM   #11
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Found another place that carries the same parts for a lot less money:

Boston Heating Supply:

Heating Element 2000W 120V - LWD Resistored Stainless Steel

Heating Element 2000W 240V - LWD Resistored Stainless Steel

HTH even more...
Damn too late. I just spent 49 something including shipping at the other store but I will save this webpage for future reference.


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Old 09-11-2011, 10:21 PM   #12
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I have been looking for the same type of element. Is this not what you would want to use?

http://www.homedepot.com/Plumbing-Wa...atalogId=10053


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Old 09-11-2011, 10:23 PM   #13
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Damn too late. I just spent 49 something including shipping at the other store but I will save this webpage for future reference.
So sorry. I messed up as I knew about the other place but couldn't think of it at the moment when I first posted. Maybe call them in the morning and cancel???

Now I feel really bad. What sparked my memory was when you said "It's a little pricey " As soon as I saw that I found the other source.

Damn...
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Old 09-11-2011, 10:29 PM   #14
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I have been looking for the same type of element. Is this not what you would want to use?

http://www.homedepot.com/Plumbing-Wa...atalogId=10053
That will work but it isn't what I want. That element is HWD meaning it gets extremely hot very quick and may lead to scorching. The one PJ posted is LWD and will not scorch your wort as it spreads the heat load over a much larger surface area. This is why I am will to spend 4x the money for it.

It is generally excepted that LWD elements are better than HWD elements you just have to decide if it is worth the extreme increase in price for you.
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I have been looking for the same type of element. Is this not what you would want to use?

http://www.homedepot.com/Plumbing-Wa...atalogId=10053
That one will work - however - I'd suggest that it not be used as it is a HWD element and is prone to wort scorching when used in a RIMS tube or anywhere there is low wort flow over it.
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Old 09-11-2011, 10:34 PM   #16
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So sorry. I messed up as I knew about the other place but couldn't think of it at the moment when I first posted. Maybe call them in the morning and cancel???

Now I feel really bad. What sparked my memory was when you said "It's a little pricey " As soon as I saw that I found the other source.

Damn...
Don't worry about it. My mind remembered "Chicago Plumbing" instead of "Boston Plumbing" and I spent a couple of hours looking for that element yesterday. If I had not been in such a rush I would have saved myself $16 but I got what I wanted and now my build will be complete.

It's funny Jkarp said his build was around $500 but mine is probably double that. Especially when you factor in the price premium of buying things in, or shipping things to Hawaii.
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Keith,

Thanks for your reply. I really appreciate it. Let me know if I can help in some way.

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Old 09-11-2011, 11:53 PM   #18
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I believe that CAMCO 120V element is Zinc plated which eventually starts to flake off if used in the boil kettle. The Rheem stainless steel elements are far superior.
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I believe that CAMCO 120V element is Zinc plated which eventually starts to flake off if used in the boil kettle. The Rheem stainless steel elements are far superior.
Absolutely correct. The Rheem element is also an Incology SS element that can be dry fired.

Thanks.

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I believe that CAMCO 120V element is Zinc plated which eventually starts to flake off if used in the boil kettle. The Rheem stainless steel elements are far superior.
And the Rheem copper elements blow everything away. Mine is approaching 2 years old now and looks just as good as the day I installed it.

http://www.famousparts.com/rescopheatel.html


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