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Old 06-03-2008, 01:00 PM   #1
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Default Little red rubber o-ring thingie question

Just thought I'd phrase that title like a noob.

Q. Anyone know the temperature rating on the red high temp o-rings? I have a use that will cause it to come in direct contact with a heating element. The low density element will be performing at about 1100 or so watts and the o-ring will be surrounded by wort.


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Old 06-03-2008, 01:54 PM   #2
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From Mcmaster:

Type O-Ring
Cross Section Shape Round
Material Silicone
Silicone Type Standard
Durometer Hard
Durometer Shore Shore A: 70
Lowest Temperature Range -100° to -50°F
Highest Temperature Range +401°F to +500°F
Color Red-Orange

It's difficult to know how hot that element will get while in contact with wort. I suppose not much higher than 250F.
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Thanks Bobby,
I'm pretty sure things should be ok. I'll run a test with standard water first and then pull the element to check.
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