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by themadhippy
Fri Feb 05, 2010 12:51 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Willis RIMS/HERMS? System Project
Replies: 122
Views: 13591

Re: Willis RIMS/HERMS? System Project

Easiest way to achieve boil dry protection is to use the overheat cut out on the element wired into the control link between the pid and ssr
by themadhippy
Tue Jan 26, 2010 10:04 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: tin/can openers?
Replies: 2
Views: 142

Re: tin/can openers?

My teeth
by themadhippy
Sat Jan 23, 2010 4:56 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Drill bit made a right mess - please help
Replies: 17
Views: 970

Re: Drill bit made a right mess - please help

What sort of size do you need? biggest i can think of thats easily available is an immersion heater blanking plug,just over 2" ",add a suitale flanged nut and all should be good .
by themadhippy
Tue Jan 19, 2010 5:34 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Help needed please - close to quiting :@
Replies: 17
Views: 664

Re: Help needed please - close to quiting :@

put a washing machine tap on the inlet of your i/c and either use the existing washing machine tap or put a new on in and link with normal washing machine pipe,if you put the same fitting on your boiler a cheap shower head and pipe will screw on,ideal for sparging.
by themadhippy
Mon Jan 18, 2010 4:22 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Leaking boiler HELP!
Replies: 19
Views: 27896

Re: Leaking boiler HELP!

Soudal Silirub HT-A or Trade Mate Flue Silicone would be my choice,not sure of there availability in Norway though
by themadhippy
Mon Jan 11, 2010 9:24 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Bottles: the ones to use (research!)
Replies: 51
Views: 2459

Re: Bottles: the ones to use (research!)

The third and most importantly is that the supermarkets would tell you where to stick it. The dutch have a solution to this,your charged the deposit as normal at the checkout (a few cents) To redeem the deposit theres a machine in the supermarket that you put the bottles in,once youve put them all ...
by themadhippy
Mon Jan 11, 2010 2:56 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Electrical advice
Replies: 8
Views: 351

Re: Electrical advice

Sounds like cheep plug and or socket.Use a decent make like MK on the replacment. I have a sneaky suspicion that when they fitted the electrics they ran a cable from a plug socket in the kitchen and this serves two sockets in the conservator Depends on how its wired,if the've come from an existing s...
by themadhippy
Tue Jan 05, 2010 1:58 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Immersion chiller - how long?
Replies: 8
Views: 443

Re: Immersion chiller - how long?

Literally just received mine from screw fix,£31 for 25 meters of 10mm,comes in a nice box,about 18" square .Top tip don't stop half way through the winding for a coffee and fag,you lose the knack get a kink in the coil and have to cut the pipe and start again.
by themadhippy
Wed Dec 30, 2009 12:17 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Bottles: the ones to use (research!)
Replies: 51
Views: 2459

Re: Bottles: the ones to use (research!)

The wilko bottles appear to vary, got 3 here at 379g,402g and 406g, the recycled bottle from barley bottom is 419g.Will attempt to empty a few more,all in the name of science of course.
by themadhippy
Sun Dec 27, 2009 3:31 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Sealing a kettle element on a SS boiler
Replies: 11
Views: 1030

Re: Sealing a kettle element on a SS boiler

How about hight temperature silicon sealer either Soudal Silirub HT-A or Trade Mate Flue Silicone will do.
by themadhippy
Thu Dec 24, 2009 1:57 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Dimmer switches
Replies: 3
Views: 294

Re: Dimmer switches

Not really a good idea as the pump is an almost pure inductive load that most domestic dimmers don't like,also the way most dimmers work is by chopping up the mains.so the motor is constantly stopping and starting,eventually leading to a rather warm motor .The best way depending on the motor is to e...
by themadhippy
Thu Dec 24, 2009 1:49 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Marmite
Replies: 11
Views: 635

Re: Marmite

And when youve finished convert the yeast left over to make more marmite
by themadhippy
Mon Dec 21, 2009 4:59 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Electric element safety shroud ideas
Replies: 15
Views: 1052

Re: Electric element safety shroud ideas

you need to work out the amps again on the elements as we no longer have 240V in the Uk, its been 230V for quite some time Almost but not quite, Year ago the supply voltage in the UK was 240 volts plus or minus 6% ,then europe decided we all need to be the same,they used 220v. so they moved the goa...
by themadhippy
Fri Dec 18, 2009 5:30 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Electric element safety shroud ideas
Replies: 15
Views: 1052

Re: Electric element safety shroud ideas

We were having a chat at the work about this the other day and were floating the idea of splitting the 3kw immersion heater between two 13amp plugs. Connect the immersion to a 20amp boxed switch and then connect the 20amp switch to two 13amp plug sockets. Have the 20amp in the 'off' position and sw...
by themadhippy
Fri Dec 11, 2009 2:03 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Bench Cappers
Replies: 25
Views: 1571

Re: Bench Cappers

screw the capper to a bit of wood,then use a couple of quick fit G clamps to clamp to the worktop,works for me.