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  • Getting that water hot and keeping it there...

    I have been doing some experimenting with this heat controller. It seems to work good so far. You can set the temp you want, and how many degrees that the water can cool before turning itself back on. I'm sure it is much like the temp controller in commercial tanks. Nice thing about this one is that if you need 5 gallons of water heated, or even a larger amount, it's quick and easy to use.

    This particular controller is rated at 1200 watts. I have been using a 1000 watt heating element with it as you can see in the photos. This would work great for a dipper that doesn't have a full size tank and needs to heat smaller amounts of water.

    I bought the controller and heater on Amazon, but I'm sure they are available elsewhere. Price was reasonable.

    I have used the bucket heaters for many years when I was in construction. Wish I would have had the controller back then.

  • Re: Engine parts

    A turbo can get over 400 degrees
  • Re: Bubbles

    Under activated. Slow your passes or add one, or let it dwell a little longer before dipping. Test w/ some speed shapes so you don't have to keep redoing the stock.
    Well I thought under activated. But I did do a speedshape before starting and it worked fine. I'll try more activator. Thanks.

    On edit, do you think activator looses it's potency after awhile? The SuperBrew I'm using is about a year old and has yellowed in the container some.
  • Re: 50/50 dip. First timer

    I broke out the press and seal first, but couldn't get it to stick. Gave up and used paper and tape...
  • Re: Meme War!