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by themadhippy
Tue May 21, 2019 12:57 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Where to get 250V/15A IEC-C15
Replies: 11
Views: 320

Re: Where to get 250V/15A IEC-C15

An element has a rating. 2.4kw to 3kw makes no sense.
makes perfect sense considering no voltage is mentioned,an element rated at 3kw on 250v is only 2.4kw at around 225volts.
by themadhippy
Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Kettle style lead getting very hot on the plug terminals
Replies: 14
Views: 511

Re: Kettle style lead getting very hot on the plug terminals

The contact resistance is the resistance between the pins of the plug and the contacts of the socket,the worse/higher the contact resistance the greater the heat produced .
by themadhippy
Thu Apr 25, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Kettle style lead getting very hot on the plug terminals
Replies: 14
Views: 511

Re: Kettle style lead getting very hot on the plug terminals

Any plug and socket will get warm,theirs a resistance between contacts,all be it very small,and a current, with a 0.1 ohm contact resistance and a 13A current you've got 17 watts of heat being produced.The maximum allowable temperature for a uk socket according to the BS standards is 52C so dont wor...
by themadhippy
Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: little flow meter + display
Replies: 5
Views: 333

Re: little flow meter + display

If your a cheap skate you could knock up the same with a 2 x 16 lcd display and an arduino clone for about a 1/4 of the price of the development board
by themadhippy
Fri Mar 29, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Hops
Topic: Growing hops from seed
Replies: 18
Views: 620

Re: Growing hops from seed

I wouldn't know, but I once got a small 'plantation' growing down the bottom of the garden after dumping old bird seed.
sounds like the paul Mcartney defence,"i didnt know what the seeds were so i planted then and they came up illegal"
by themadhippy
Fri Mar 29, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Hops
Topic: Growing hops from seed
Replies: 18
Views: 620

Re: Growing hops from seed

Those distant cousins don't necessarily require a cold period to mimic winter like many seeds of temperate flowering plants do Actually they seem to work better with a cold spell before germination,not sure if its 100% necessary,but the theory is your tricking the seeds into thinking its winter so ...
by themadhippy
Fri Mar 29, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: Hops
Topic: Growing hops from seed
Replies: 18
Views: 620

Re: Growing hops from seed

personallly id get em out of the fridge and out of the plastic bag.Tissue paper on a saucer kept moist with another bit of tissue over the seeds is a popular method of getting one of there distant cousins to kick into life
by themadhippy
Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: 15m of 10mm copper
Replies: 3
Views: 752

Re: 15m of 10mm copper

they should supply individual 3m lengths
10mm pipe comes as coils,most common lengths are 10M and 25M.
by themadhippy
Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Safety advice for fermentation fridge
Replies: 5
Views: 516

Re: Safety advice for fermentation fridge

if youve only placed them side by side and relying on the heatshrink to keep them in contact then its not ideal,why not cut off the crimps and use bit of terminal block,if you need to restore the fridge replacment crimps are cheap
by themadhippy
Mon Dec 31, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: KEG KINGDOM
Replies: 17
Views: 1801

Re: KEG KINGDOM

do you meen https://www.kegkingdom.co.uk/ as thats working fine here
by themadhippy
Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Initial Cleaning of Stainless Steel
Replies: 10
Views: 883

Re: Initial Cleaning of Stainless Steel

cloth soaked in ipa,not the beer, isopropyl alcohol alcohol,once its evaporated rinse with water
by themadhippy
Wed Nov 21, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Upgraded STC1000 or Elitec
Replies: 5
Views: 759

Re: Upgraded STC1000 or Elitec

why not use the stc to control a 3 phase contactor.
by themadhippy
Thu Sep 27, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Soil Heating Cable on stainless
Replies: 9
Views: 540

Re: Soil Heating Cable on stainless

no need for the strap if your using a nut and bolt,the strap was to show the correct alternative to the "An electrical leg/hand strap secured to the conical leg" If the belt it leaking current then it’s not fit for purpose in normal operation then there shouldn't be a leakage current,if however a fa...
by themadhippy
Thu Sep 27, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Soil Heating Cable on stainless
Replies: 9
Views: 540

Re: Soil Heating Cable on stainless

is there a lip big enough to take a 4mm hole? nut bolt and a crimp eye.
by themadhippy
Thu Sep 27, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: CO2 Regulator panic
Replies: 6
Views: 416

Re: CO2 Regulator panic

any use?
http://hfchydraulics.co.uk/epages/d5c80 ... oducts/527

Other option is a 5/8 to 1/2 female to female reducer and a 1/2 nipple
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