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11 years 1 month ago #43

I have just used the exact same kettle to replace the element in my Electrim boiler. I am wondering about the picture in Step 7 though. Is this safe enough the way it is. My element is working fine but I left the little LED on there to let me know the element is on. However, there is no sheilding, as you can see in Step 7 of the KB article. The phase tester shows nothing live on the outer casing when on but I am just wondering if anyone managed to get some proper casing for this?

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Pimp my kettle 9 years 1 month ago #44

My boiler is just a 25l fermenter bin similar to this

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fitted with a kettle element . I just drilled a hole and it fitted straight in using the original silicon ring from the kettle. One thing I found was that on some early brews, the cutout was kicking in just before I reached boiling, I had to open up the connector and wire around the cutout using thick (~ 1 mm diameter ) copper domestic wiring cable with the PVC insulation removed. Worked fine ever since, but I need a bigger one. I have a fast boil kettle element (it's like flat plate rather than a coiled up element, they say 3Kw) which I am considering fixing to the bottom of a keg on the outside using conductive paste, leaving the inside of the keg smooth and unobstructed. Has anybody tried anything like this?

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Pimp my kettle 9 years 1 month ago #45

Think Dempsey does something slightly similar - he used a ring from a induction hob.

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Pimp my kettle 9 years 1 month ago #46

&quot;largebottle&quot;:1p8v7wki wrote: I have a fast boil kettle element (it's like flat plate rather than a coiled up element, they say 3Kw) which I am considering fixing to the bottom of a keg on the outside using conductive paste, leaving the inside of the keg smooth and unobstructed. Has anybody tried anything like this?[/quote:1p8v7wki]

I'm thinking of doing something similar myself so do let me know how you get on! Pictures would be great too!!

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