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Pimp my kettle 12 years 1 month ago #1

A nifty how-to from Freedgull this week: boost your boiling power by adding a domestic kettle element to your boiler. Link[/url:3t02k6bv].

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12 years 1 month ago #2

just so people know- the cheapest kettle available down here is from argos at 7.50. If you're near a NI tesco, their value kettle is 5 pounds so much of a muchness. If anyone knows a cheaper one let me know, I'm going to need a few of them!

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12 years 1 month ago #3

Nice article. Thats something I've been thinking of doing for a while.

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12 years 1 month ago #4

Another simple way to increase your heating efficiency is to improve mixing inside your tank. Whether that is desirable or not is up to you.

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12 years 1 month ago #5

Nice one.
I've been having trouble with my Electrum for ages.
I can knock this out tonight.

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12 years 1 month ago #6

Does anyone know if it's ok to plug both elements into the same double socket? I'd be afraid there'd be too much current passing through it.
From a 2kw element you'd have 9.1Amps (Watts/Volts = Amps)going through, and the 1.8kw you'd have 8.2amps = 17.3amps in total to the same socket. My ring main breaker is rated for 20amps, so that's already very close to the max load. Ideally get them onto 2 seperated circuits if possible.

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