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Old 03-02-2008, 02:36 AM   #1
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Looking to build a stand alone heat exchanger to run a herms coil. I'm looking for a little guidance on doing it right. My plan so far is to use my old 5 gallon stainless pot, with a 3/8 copper coil, and a water heater element. My plan so far is to use this controller: http://www.coleparmer.com/catalog/pr...sp?sku=9352002 and an element similar to this: http://www.plumbingsupply.com/images...ment-02203.jpg I have a couple of questions. Do water heater elements have to mounted horizontally? Am I going to need an ssr? Source? Should I go with a pressure cooker rather than a regular pot?

 
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Old 03-02-2008, 11:54 AM   #2
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How about using a corny keg? It will hold pressure.
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Old 03-02-2008, 02:09 PM   #3
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Have you seen this yet?
http://sdcollins.home.mindspring.com/HX.html

 
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