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Old 01-10-2013, 01:26 PM   #31
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Thanks guys! I will order the contactor, but will probably wait until I receive everything to make sure there is nothing else I will need.

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Old 01-10-2013, 03:29 PM   #32
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Another note you should be aware of when mounting the camco ULWD 5500 throught the side is that it is a little too long. I was able to bend mine enough that it is now short enough to fit and as little as 2 gallons of water will keep it covered.
Can you elaborate on how you bent this element to fit, please?


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Old 01-10-2013, 03:49 PM   #33
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Can you elaborate on how you bent this element to fit, please?
It was as basic as can be, and took all but 3 minutes. I just put the far end of the element (the end away from the electrical connection) into a vice and bent the near end towards the concave side of the distal curve. All it did was make the far "ripple" more "rippled" but it was enough to shorten the element by an inch or so which was plenty to have it fit in the cooler without touching the far side.

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Old 01-10-2013, 03:53 PM   #34
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It was as basic as can be, and took all but 3 minutes. I just put the far end of the element (the end away from the electrical connection) into a vice and bent the near end towards the concave side of the distal curve. All it did was make the far "ripple" more "rippled" but it was enough to shorten the element by an inch or so which was plenty to have it fit in the cooler without touching the far side.

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Great... thanks!

I'd like to try to fit one of these in a vessel that's just a hair over 13" wide, so I don't even need much in the way of adjustment to make it happen.
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Old 01-13-2013, 09:16 PM   #35
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I have been thinking about wether or not I should be using a fan motor to churn the HLT water or just buy another pump as Corey and many others are doing. I cant seem to find a thread mentioning reasons to go one way or the other. I just assumed that the motor would end up being the cheaper option and just as effective. Do you guys have any thought on this?

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Old 01-13-2013, 11:12 PM   #36
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I have been thinking about wether or not I should be using a fan motor to churn the HLT water or just buy another pump as Corey and many others are doing. I cant seem to find a thread mentioning reasons to go one way or the other. I just assumed that the motor would end up being the cheaper option and just as effective. Do you guys have any thought on this?

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You could go the stir motor set up fairly cheap.

A Stir Motor set up like this: The first post in the link (mine) shows the motor I used & it is still available for about $18. You might want to read the rest of that thread as well.

Just something to think about.
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Very cool P-J!

Thank You!!
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Old 01-14-2013, 03:32 AM   #38
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I wonder if this motor would work? It is part of Amazon Prime and is only $6 more than the used one at H&R.

I know, common sense says to just get the one that P-J has used and tested.

It is just so easy to order using Amazon Prime!

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Old 01-14-2013, 07:30 AM   #39
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I wonder if this motor would work? It is part of Amazon Prime and is only $6 more than the used one at H&R.

I know, common sense says to just get the one that P-J has used and tested.

It is just so easy to order using Amazon Prime!

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The motor in your link is 3200 RPM. I think it is way high for a stir motor.
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Old 01-14-2013, 04:19 PM   #40
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he'd need some sort of gear reduction to drive it at proper speed for sure.


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