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Thoughts on this

Postby Opdog » Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:55 am

I found one of these on a local auction site: https://www.faucet.com/kohler-k-5533-in ... n/f2865199

It is new in the box, but does not come with a controller or drain pan. I'm thinking that it will make a spectacular steam mashing rig. I do my mashing, fermenting and distilling in my garage. I have 3/8" water lines out there already and I'm having a 240 line run next month.

The auction still has two days left, but it is currently going for pennies on the dollar. I'd be willing to pay a couple hundred for this if it will work. I'm not familiar enough with these to know if they are designed to stay active long enough to do a mash or a steam strip. Does anyone know about these?

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Re: Thoughts on this

Postby Jimbo » Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:59 am

That would be useful for sure, if you have a 100 amp feed to your garage. That thing alone wants 80 amps.
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Re: Thoughts on this

Postby Opdog » Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:02 am

The garage is attached to the house. Then nice thing is that the main is in the basement, right next to the garage so the run is pretty short. It would be a second dedicated he circuit. I was thinking that I'd have the guy run two separate circuits when comes out.
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Re: Thoughts on this

Postby Hank Reardon » Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:39 pm

Opdog wrote:I found one of these on a local auction site: https://www.faucet.com/kohler-k-5533-in ... n/f2865199

It is new in the box, but does not come with a controller or drain pan. I'm thinking that it will make a spectacular steam mashing rig.

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I'm thinking it is a sauna heater or steam generator for a shower...which I'm not ever going to be in...so if that is the question, one of our European folks will answer. :) Just a joke for those from France.

Not sure it generates enough steam to matter, but then again, maybe it is my batches are bigger than yours.

Seems like alot for what you are getting in my opinion. My steam injector was maybe $15.
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Re: Thoughts on this

Postby aircarbonarc » Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:44 pm

80amps is alot of juice, be safer using your 240 for stilling and welding. Good ol' burning combustible fuels will give you the cheapest and most efficient way of generating steam.
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Re: Thoughts on this

Postby Opdog » Wed Mar 22, 2017 11:50 am

Thanks for the advice. Someone just bid more than I'm willing to pay so I'm tapping out.
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Re: Thoughts on this

Postby Little Hank » Wed Mar 22, 2017 8:19 pm

those thing can be a PITA. The drain pan was just in case it leaked. they also auto shut off. just in case anyone else think of using one. Also 13,000 watts is 54ish amps and it rated 80 with a note that said 40 amp breaker, that part was a little confusing. Just thought i'd throw that out there.
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