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I am using a hot water heater to recover my methanol. The unit is 220 volt, with the thermistat removed and a more accuarte one installed that I can turn up gradually.
However most all I have read shows using 110 volt heaters after reaching about 140-150 degrees.
Am I missing something?? In danger?? Is there a downside to using the 220 element??


Tell me again....Why do I have FOUR jobs??????
 
Registered: June 21, 2009Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Some people say that using 220 on the element will char the oil to the element and will cause premature failure of the element.

If you are using the element only in bio I wouldnt think you would have any problems using 220.

I dont claim to be an expert.
 
Registered: January 22, 2010Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Thanks! I blew the first element before the first batch was hot. But after replaceing with a heavy duty element have had no trouble. Have demethed several hundred gallon.


Tell me again....Why do I have FOUR jobs??????
 
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