Re: [Distillers] electric hot plates
- At 10:09 28/10/2009, you wrote:
>I suspect that regulating a water heater element is not beyond
>Any suggested hot plate models? commercial units are pricey. Is
>there a home unit with the wattage and build to hold up to our
>needs? I am trying to get away from propane and regulating a water
>heater element might be beyond me.
you. All it takes is something like a variac voltage control.
I bought one on ebay for $20. It was 10 amp. It did used to blow
fuses on occasion. Then I found, yes found a 25 amp model at the
local dump. That thing does not even get warm when regulating a 1500
I use two elements one 4500 watt for heat up and the 1500 (120 volt)
Some people use a large 220 watt element and wire it so it can also
take 110 volts.
That way a 4500 watt element delivers that at 220 volts and when
putting 120 volts through it, it cuts the wattage to 1125 or so.
I realize in writing this that it does not apply in the land of 220
volts being the norm.
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