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Old 02-19-2010, 01:09 AM   #621
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POL might you post a schematic of your control box?
I dont currently have one, I dont even own this rig anymore. I think someone else may have drawn one up? Id like to draw one, but I am a little task saturated at the moment.



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Old 02-24-2010, 03:02 PM   #622
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Pol,
If you re-doing your old HERMS system and wanted an integrated control panel, would you go with a BCS, 2 PID's, or the way that you built the original system.
Also, would you have gone 220 for the HLT?

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Old 02-24-2010, 03:06 PM   #623
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Pol,
If you re-doing your old HERMS system and wanted an integrated control panel, would you go with a BCS, 2 PID's, or the way that you built the original system.
Also, would you have gone 220 for the HLT?

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Eric
I would go for the largest 240VAC element that I could find that is 7" long. I would use the BCS at this point and make it all virtual control.
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That's what I was thinking.
Would you recommend changing the HLT to a SS Pot in order to use a bigger element?
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Old 02-24-2010, 04:05 PM   #625
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That's what I was thinking.
Would you recommend changing the HLT to a SS Pot in order to use a bigger element?
Um, I like the coolers... very well insulated. Depends on how much volume you need to keep in the cooler to keep it submerged.
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Old 02-24-2010, 04:13 PM   #626
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I agree, I'm just not having a lot of success finding a 240V element that is 7". Is that the max size you think is possible in a 10G cooler?
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I agree, I'm just not having a lot of success finding a 240V element that is 7". Is that the max size you think is possible in a 10G cooler?
You can fit a large element in there, jut depends on how much water you need to keep it submerged really.
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So where do you think the trade-off advantage lies. More water to heat with bigger element or less water and smaller element.
I guess I 'll have to do the math and see what works best.
Do happen to remember how much water you needed to cover the 7" element?
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So where do you think the trade-off advantage lies. More water to heat with bigger element or less water and smaller element.
I guess I 'll have to do the math and see what works best.
Do happen to remember how much water you needed to cover the 7" element?
I needed 3.6 gallons to submerge the 7" element.

I mean, it is up to the individual as to what they prefer. You'd have to work out the issues with having that much water in there at all times to submerge a larger element. Depends on the individual.
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I needed 3.6 gallons to submerge the 7" element.

I mean, it is up to the individual as to what they prefer. You'd have to work out the issues with having that much water in there at all times to submerge a larger element. Depends on the individual.
What kind of issues are there with having extra water in the tank?


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