32489Re: Caring for internal elements
- Dec 4, 2008--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "rye_junkie1" <rye_junkie@...>
> --- In email@example.com, "abbababbaccc"
> <abbababbaccc@> wrote:
> > Mason, my recommendation was indeed for 2" column - I forgot you
> > such a small one :) Anyway, even with 500W aim you'll have totake
> > into account the heat losses - typically close to 500W forin
> > uninsulated 25 liters SS vessel.
> > Cheers, Riku
> So if I understand you correctly, with my currently uninsulated 7.5
> gallon boiler a 1000 watt element may be necessary to compensate for
> heat loss at the boiler? I realize there are a bunch of variables
> this game but I want to make sure i am understanding the basics as Iboiler?
> make the Hobby more technical.
> To add to this, what would be a good insulation to use for the
> I know a couple of beach towels and some duct tape would help butThat's right. Either 1000W without insulation or that 625W element
> there has to be a "Good and Reasonable" solution.
and good insulation. People have used cheap sleeping pads made of
foam quite succesfully, cut to fit and duct tape together. Another
good option is floor insulation foam that is used with floor heating
systems - it tolerates reasonable amount of heat and insulates quite
well. Rockwool is also efficient but PITA to work with. Then we have
self adhesive materials used for sound suppression and the list goes
on - go to your local HW store or cheap mart and start looking around.
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