Re: Water Heaters
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Cleve Mael" <tuggit@g...>
It is my opinion that you should not try to directly control
temperature in the boiler. If the you fit a closed loop control
system that switches the element on and off you will get surge
boiling. This will do nothing for the column equilibrium in your
I think you would have better results if you bought something like a
sutronics controller. This just controls power delivery to the load
(you set it manually then leave it). It switches the mains supply at
a frequency that would avoid surge boiling.
> Got my hands on a 6 gal. WH with a 1500 watt
> element @ 120 volts.
> Question 1....I will be looking today for a
> unit to govern the temperture. since there
> are various fittings that will not be used
> do I look for something that has a sensor that
> I could put into one of the out/inlet holes.
> Is that how it would be done?
> Question 2....I assume the hot/cold piping
> inside the tank is copper and not galvanized
> or other metal that could taint the wort, or
> is that a no worry item?
> Have a electric store that has every kind of
> temp regulator and sensor...PID's and all that
> so I should not have a problem finding what I
> need. Want to put a PDA-1 on top of it when
> the tax refund cometh around.
> 3 months now and I've been READING,READING,READING
> and a wee bit is starting to stick!! I think I am
> ready to start asking the Brilliant, not so Brilliant,
> and "YOU GOT TO BE KIDDING ME!!" questions.
> THANX TO ALL!!