Re: coffee pot: cleaning the aluminum, and adding a potentiometer to the element
- --- In email@example.com, Henry Stamp <henrystamp@g...>
> hi everyone, i've just bought a 6 gallon aluminum coffee pot witha 1500
> watt element in the base that i want to modify to replace mypressure
> cooker for my home pot still. i need a couple pieces of advice:it
> 1) whats the best cleaning agent for the aluminum pot? vinegar?
> needs a good scrubbing to get rid of the mildew smell and thecoffee
> 2) any suggestions on what size potentiometer i'd need to get to
> some fine control over the 1500 watt element? i'm in the states,so it
> 115 volts. i can probably ask at the electronic parts store downthe
> street, but i figured one of you guys had probably done thisalready.
A Potentiometer big enough to control 1500 watts is just not
available or practical. You need to buy a suitable electronic Power
Controller or a Variable Transformer with a rating of 15 amps. The
electronic controller would be much cheaper unless you can find a
second hand variable transformer in a junk store.