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Blitzer

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Quick question regarding a 2400w immersion element. If i hang it off the side of my pot it will be touching the side walls. Is this an issue? (stainless pot)
Should I be finding a way to hang it over the middle?
 

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Which element?

If grimwood style, I hang it over the side but it doesn't touch the pot. Wouldn't get freaked out if it did but would prefer it to hang in wort.

Mine has a little hanging bar at the back and I have ocassionally used a keg spear to span the kettle as a hanging bar.
 

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Might want to ensure your pot is earthed though, if the immersion heater doesn't have an earth pin.
 

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yeah it has a hook to hang it, but this does not stop it resting against the side.Just worried about overheating a small section of the pot wall.

Not sure which style ill have to take a pic.
 

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Well I hang mine in a aluminium pot and it touches the side, I can't remember what I was saying but it seems ok ;)
 

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haha okay, well I'll put it on tomorrow test it out then.
 

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If you are worried about safety. Maybe make sure you have earth leakage protection in your house. Alternatively get a plug in earth leakage protector from bunnings for about $30.
 

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Earth Leakage Protector? Is this the same as a Residual Current Device?
 

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