I have installed my heaters into my beer keg boiler, I went with two
immersion heaters installing them opposite one another, one about 1" off the
bottom of the keg an the other about 1 3/4" off the bottom so that the
elements would not touch, the elements being about 11" long, I drilled the
holes, and then welded two female fittings over each hole because the
heaters are the screw in kind, maybe they all are I don't know, but a
plumber friend of mine gave these to me so that is what I used if they had
been someother attachment I would have just mounted them someother way I'm
like that, they were brand new, and they were free and I would make them
work one way or another.
The heaters are overkill in that they are 3000 watters at 240 volts, (I
think I should be able to get it up to a boil pretty quick :>), I plan on
plugging into my cloths-dryer plug, and wireing them so that I can run one
by itself or two together, probably by using a simple breaker or knife
switch or something of that nature I will have to hunt thru my collection to
see what I come up with. they are also going to be wired to a 120 volt
normal house recepticle, and configured the same way as the 240 above
running just one or both together, probably using the same switching device
as I will only be using one voltage range at a time, because they are 3000
watts at 240, they will be 750 watts each at 120 volts, so I could have one
running at 750 watts or both running together at 1500 watts, or if I really
want I should be able to run one at 3000 watts, and one at 750 watts or to
put it a little simpler (as even I am getting confused) I will have
available to the boiler either 750, 1500, 3000, 3750, or 6000 watts, WOW do
I need all this? probably not but that is the way it is put together so I am
stuck with it.
I have not as yet built the condenser because it seems I will have very low
or no water pressure to keep it cool enough to condense the vapours, so I am
looking at other alternatives, and will be delighted to have your
Man I have been working on this Still for a few weeks now,(off and on of
course as in most hobbies) it's enough to drive you to drink...
Catch ya all later
Pictures to follow maybe in a week or two.