akrandy wrote:ahhh so by going with the 2 1500w your losing 1500w from the 4500w is that going to make a big differnce in the distilling or just take longer to heat up?
Idont think your getting the point exactly. A single 1500 w element isnt large enough to run a still you woukd need at a minimum 2 elements hooked to 2 different circuits. ( not 2 outlets, but two completely different circuits each having 10 or 15 amo brakers. ) or you can have 1 element on a larger circuit like the only your stove or dryer would run on.
See its not so much the element. Itself as much as it is the power it draws to run it.
This can be difficult for someone to grasp just starting out without having a good amount of electrie theory. My sugfestion is to do more research on electrical heating element hook ups amd read the heating element. Control thread as well before you buy and build.