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Old 02-08-2013, 09:51 PM   #11
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Thanks, I have zero experience with pids, ssrs and the rest of this stuff. Appreciate the help

 
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Old 02-16-2013, 04:53 PM   #12
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You will want to stir your HLT manually or with a pump or you will not get as consistent water temps as you think.
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Old 02-16-2013, 05:17 PM   #13
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One of the additions I made was another bulkhead and whirlpool tube. After looking at others, I thought of that. Thanks for letting me know, I still feel like. I'm missing something. I'll also be doing a build thread on it soon.

 
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Old 02-17-2013, 02:45 AM   #14
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You will want to stir your HLT manually or with a pump or you will not get as consistent water temps as you think.
I learned this today.. trying to figure a low tech way to circulate the water..
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Old 02-17-2013, 03:21 AM   #15
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I've seen somewhere on this forum where they attached a paint stirrer to a ice cream mixer motor. Thought of doing this, but settled on whirl pooling.

 
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Old 02-18-2013, 02:21 PM   #16
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I learned this today.. trying to figure a low tech way to circulate the water..
I used a long brew spoon for a good while.
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Old 02-18-2013, 03:33 PM   #17
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I used a long brew spoon for a good while.
yeah.. I kept stirring, but I'm inherently lazy and want something automatic. I might buy a march pump even though I don't really need it yet, although one day I'm sure I will.
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Old 02-18-2013, 03:36 PM   #18
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+1 on the pump idea. I pump from my HLT through my 2000w RIMS and back to the kettle to get me 7500w for heating strike water.
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Old 02-18-2013, 04:44 PM   #19
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People are testing little dc pumps from eBay right now. They are cheap and seem to get the job done. 18 or 22 bucks on eBay. i38 pump I think. There is another thread on them. For recirculating hlt they would be perfect and cheap.

 
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Old 02-18-2013, 05:29 PM   #20
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Very cool! Nice little intermediate step until i can take the plunge for a proper pump. Just ordered one..

For anyone looking.. here is page 2 of the thread with pictures
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f11/chea...04/index2.html
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