Buffalo 40L manual fill alternative element

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Buffalo 40L manual fill alternative element

Post by Blitzer » Wed Jan 24, 2018 3:12 pm

I have a 40L buffalo, the element has pretty much failed.

Has anyone retrofitted an alternative brand of element to "replace" the buffalo version.

I'm thinking it should be ok, the alternatives generally appear to have 6 securing screws, the old buffalo has 8, the silicone seal should hopefully block out the redundant holes.

Don't know if there's any implications with the thermostats etc. as long as I stick around the original 2600W

Anyone any experience or helpful advice

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Re: Buffalo 40L manual fill alternative element

Post by subfaction » Wed Jan 24, 2018 4:15 pm

Can’t advise on the exact question, but I stuck a kettle element on the side for shortening heating durations, also as a backup. Last brew day the buffalos normal element popped it thermal fuse so that second element saved the day and was good enough to heat mash and boil by itself. I think I’ve got the 2.4 version from brewbuilder. Hope that helps interested to hear if here’s a bottom element replacement possible for when it inevitably dies on mine too


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Re: Buffalo 40L manual fill alternative element

Post by Blitzer » Wed Jan 24, 2018 4:50 pm

thanks for the reply sub.

I want to replace the existing element, I dont want to add a secondary heater.

My searches for a replacement aren't bearing any success, so i'm considering trying the alternative element, similarly sized but has 6 securing screws instead of the current 6.

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Re: Buffalo 40L manual fill alternative element

Post by subfaction » Wed Jan 24, 2018 5:01 pm

Good luck! Would be ace to share the knowledge on how you get on, I imagine a bunch of us have the same ageing boiler!


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Re: Buffalo 40L manual fill alternative element

Post by aamcle » Wed Jan 24, 2018 5:04 pm

I still have one of the original elements if your interested.


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Re: Buffalo 40L manual fill alternative element

Post by Blitzer » Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:40 pm

aamcle wrote:
Wed Jan 24, 2018 5:04 pm
I still have one of the original elements if your interested.
aamcle
yes i'm interested, you can pm me but at the minute I can't reply via same method (only new to the forum), only in the thread

Seems I can now use pm ... :D

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Re: Buffalo 40L manual fill alternative element

Post by aamcle » Thu Jan 25, 2018 12:16 pm

Is this the one your looking for?
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It's complete with a seal and hasn't been used it's for the older/original 40 litre Buffalo boiler.

There are 8 screwed studs 13.5 cm across from stud centre to stud centre.


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Re: Buffalo 40L manual fill alternative element

Post by Blitzer » Thu Jan 25, 2018 1:43 pm

yep thats the one

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Re: Buffalo 40L manual fill alternative element

Post by aamcle » Thu Jan 25, 2018 6:41 pm

pm sent

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Re: Buffalo 40L manual fill alternative element

Post by Blitzer » Thu Jan 25, 2018 7:19 pm

waiting for it to arrive :!:

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Re: Buffalo 40L manual fill alternative element

Post by aamcle » Thu Jan 25, 2018 8:23 pm

Looks like PMs are not working so I've sent an email.


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Re: Buffalo 40L manual fill alternative element

Post by Blitzer » Thu Jan 25, 2018 8:43 pm

replied :D

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