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Old 03-21-2012, 12:03 PM   #31
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Originally Posted by bigljd View Post
I use the ULWD 5500 watt element from HD and haven't had a problem after about 15-20 batches ... so I'm not sure how you are scorching anything.
I'm not sure how it happened exactly. I may not have cleaned it well enough in between batches and had an accumulation of crud. I can't tell you how strong my boil was since I'm using a PWM to control it, but I was boiling ~21%/hr during batch #3 which was the first to has the burnt taste (the first two were boiled at the same rate w/o issue however). I've since found the 15% (1 gph) set point and used that on a batch over the weekend.

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Old 03-21-2012, 01:50 PM   #32
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I have used both LWD and ULWD elements in my system (35 gallon batches; two 4500 watt elements in BK). The only time I have had any scorching was when I did back to back batches and did not clean the elements between batches. IMHO, It is very important to clean the elements after every batch. I do not think that it is imperative to have the ULWD elements. The Camco ULWD elements do not withstand dryfiring either - don't ask me how I know...

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Old 02-21-2013, 11:18 AM   #33
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I know this subject is a little old, but I have a camco 02962 and i was wondering if my threads were a 1" as well. Tape measure looks to be. 1 3/16".

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Old 02-21-2013, 12:18 PM   #34
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my camco 4500 watt ulwd element is 1" npt thread which is about 1 3/16 hole size .the electric brewery build uses a 11/4 chassis punch for the hole in the kettle wall
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