Hack wrote:Do you have a way to quickly break the vacuum between the thumper and boiler on shut down? Otherwise the the cooling liquid in the boiler will contract and siphon the thumper juice back into the boiler when you shut down. From my own experience I know this can happen within a minute or two of shutting down.
I had not even thought that to be an issue Hack. Please continue with that line of thinking out loud.
I just shut down from a water test run. It took 45 min. for steam to exit the business end with a 10 gallon water charge(is that,,,,,good/fast?). When switching to 120 volts Steam/vapor would barely exit the discharge. I am hopeful this is a good thing when the boiler (s) are charged with wine. I have a 4500 watt element on a 240 volt (30 amp) current. Then switched to a 120 volt current with a DPDT (30 amp) switch.
The unit completely assembled is 85.5 inches tall. This ain't Grandad's pot still
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