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Old 01-22-2013, 04:40 AM   #31
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Thanks! I'm hoping to move this concept to a new brewstand one of these days with a tankless attached to a stainless cart with a couple of 50 gallon kettles for mash and boil kettle. I think your unit is the eccotemp, I looked at those and was tempted but decided to go with a used larger name brand unit instead because of all the bad press those things get on amazon plus the flow rate was less than I was after. Has it ever fired? If so I read that they have some protection circuit that cuts it out after twenty minutes to keep it from melting.
It has never fired. I checked the protection circuit and even bypassed with no success. Unfortunately, I slacked on troubleshooting and now I'm past the initial 30 days and getting it repaired becomes more difficult. It's either a faulty regulator or solenoid, just haven't had time to work on it more. I really don't want to ship it back to them for repairs.

 
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Old 01-22-2013, 04:49 PM   #32
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I know with my Tankless, it requires a 3/4 independent gas line because it will not fire unless it detects adequate pressure of the incoming NG. Have you looked in to this for your heater?

 
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Old 01-29-2013, 02:30 AM   #33
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Final working unit, for cleaning I bypass the filter and on brew days I loop through them for crystal clear beer! This thing works like a champ!
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Old 01-29-2013, 03:05 AM   #34
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That looks like a great setup! Just be sure that you're using drinking water safe garden hose so you don't get any chemicals leaching into your water.

When you say your loop your beer through your filters on your brew day, are you just talking about your water or are you filtering your wort?

 
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Old 01-29-2013, 03:18 AM   #35
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That looks like a great setup! Just be sure that you're using drinking water safe garden hose so you don't get any chemicals leaching into your water.

When you say your loop your beer through your filters on your brew day, are you just talking about your water or are you filtering your wort?
I use NSF hoses for rv water supply and no, I just filter my brewing water, not my cleaning water and definitely not my beer!

 
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Old 01-29-2013, 04:07 AM   #36
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I use NSF hoses for rv water supply and no, I just filter my brewing water, not my cleaning water and definitely not my beer!
Very nice. I figured I had misread you. Cheers!

 
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Old 02-04-2013, 07:34 PM   #37
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In action, this may very well be my favorite piece of brewing equipment to date!
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Old 02-15-2013, 10:17 AM   #38
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In action, this may very well be my favorite piece of brewing equipment to date!
I agree 100% by far the best money I've spent on my home brewery. Congrats!

 
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Old 02-15-2013, 03:55 PM   #39
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I agree 100% by far the best money I've spent on my home brewery. Congrats!
Thanks! Now as with everything else I build - I'm looking to go bigger! I need more capacity and higher temp (180!) for a two kettle 50 gallon system that I will be building that will have one of these in place of the HLT. I will also be designing a custom filtration system with UV filtering.... Thank God my wife is a saint!

 
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Old 02-15-2013, 10:19 PM   #40
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Thanks! Now as with everything else I build - I'm looking to go bigger! I need more capacity and higher temp (180!) for a two kettle 50 gallon system that I will be building that will have one of these in place of the HLT. I will also be designing a custom filtration system with UV filtering.... Thank God my wife is a saint!
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