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by darlacat
Wed Jun 06, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Advice needed on Buffalo boiler: thermal cutoff, etc...
Replies: 13
Views: 1526

Re: Advice needed on Buffalo boiler: thermal cutoff, etc...

the thermostat may be limiting the boil??? though i doubt it if set to max for the boil, but as its issolation will involve more surgery than anything else i would strongly suggest you start investigations with the thermal switch. Not the thermostat, but the thermocoupler - the thermometer wired to...
by darlacat
Wed Jun 06, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Advice needed on Buffalo boiler: thermal cutoff, etc...
Replies: 13
Views: 1526

Re: Advice needed on Buffalo boiler: thermal cutoff, etc...

[quote=Fil post_id=833765 time=1528289487 user_id=8767] #1 i am no electrician nor am i qualified to give advice.. if you dont want the basic power control offerd by the built in controller you can bypass/remove it but why bother?? personally i would leave the built in thermopcouple and control well...
by darlacat
Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Advice needed on Buffalo boiler: thermal cutoff, etc...
Replies: 13
Views: 1526

Re: Advice needed on Buffalo boiler: thermal cutoff, etc...

[quote="Fil"]Yes!! simply unbolting the thermal switch from making positive contact with the base/element underside will render it inoperative (unless the void under the element reaches the trigger temp- unlikely..) While keeping the boil dry protection offered by any thermal fuses employed. [/quote...
by darlacat
Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Burco heater questions
Replies: 6
Views: 957

Re: Burco heater questions

[quote="chrisbjones202"]I have a 40l buffalo, the only mod is the thermocouple (copper tube with thin copper pipe to the temperature) knob is removed from the base and clipped away. Mine boils fine for normal 23l brew length. I'm no expert but I don't think a temp controller is the right way to go a...
by darlacat
Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Advice needed on Buffalo boiler: thermal cutoff, etc...
Replies: 13
Views: 1526

Re: Advice needed on Buffalo boiler: thermal cutoff, etc...

[quote="aamcle"]Unless you enjoy a hard time build a controller a PID/PT100/SSR combo, there reconstructions on the forum, then take the bottom off the boiler and throw ALL of the controls over your shoulder. Wire the element directly to an appropriate socket and power it from your new control box, ...
by darlacat
Tue Jun 05, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Advice needed on Buffalo boiler: thermal cutoff, etc...
Replies: 13
Views: 1526

Advice needed on Buffalo boiler: thermal cutoff, etc...

Disclaimer: I'm aware that there are ca. 15m discussions on modifying Buffalo boilers, but I'm not quite finding the answer to my problem. So here it goes... I recently purchased a Buffalo GL349 (https://www.nisbets.co.uk/buffalo-manual-fill-water-boiler/gl349), only to find out - while brewing - th...