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Old 02-19-2013, 11:45 PM   #11
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wow 9kw thats a lot of power, lol! my house's furnace has 15kw

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Old 02-20-2013, 12:09 AM   #12
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Originally Posted by wilserbrewer View Post
WOW impressive figures! Guessing you run both elements during heat up? How much time is saved vs. just running a single 3500w?
I am going to guess it would be more like an hour to get 12 gallons up to boiling temp using only the 3500W - since the theoritical formula is a straight multiplication/division.
That hour seems a reasonable guess since it takes me about 25 minutes to get 6 gallons to boil with a 4000W element

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Old 02-20-2013, 03:14 AM   #13
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Yea to clarify, when I originally posted, I thought the OP was switching between the two elements, not running both simultaneously for the big 9kw. Hats off to that!

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