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Stainless Steel Elements

Post by mcgster » Thu Jan 07, 2016 11:51 am

Are the elements on the site stainless steel elements, or just stainless steel bushings, i have had problems with the Camco elements over the years and i had ordered a stainless steel element last year from an american site and i find it much easier to clean and have never had a scorching issue.

I"m looking to replace the 2000W element on my heatstick with a 4500 or 5500 W element but i was hoping to get a full stainless element.

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Post by EverwoodAveBrewShop » Thu Jan 07, 2016 2:06 pm

Hi Mark,

The element itself is not stainless, just the threads and bushing.

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Post by mcgster » Thu Jan 07, 2016 3:57 pm

Great, thanks Dave!


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Post by jason.loxton » Fri Jan 08, 2016 1:11 pm

Dave:

Not sure if there are downsides, but would you consider getting in fully stainless elements like these? http://www.ebrewsupply.com/stainless-elements/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; I don't think anyone else has them in Canada (maybe I am wrong) and they're seeeeexy.

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Post by Jimmy » Fri Jan 08, 2016 1:44 pm

jason.loxton wrote:Dave:

Not sure if there are downsides, but would you consider getting in fully stainless elements like these? http://www.ebrewsupply.com/stainless-elements/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; I don't think anyone else has them in Canada (maybe I am wrong) and they're seeeeexy.

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Post by EverwoodAveBrewShop » Sat Jan 09, 2016 8:09 pm

It's a balance. The Camco elements are high quality and have a good company history. The only all stainless elements I've found don't have the reputation.. So I took the quality side over the all SS side. I've still got my eye on those, but I have to find the right supplier. Unfortunately you can't please all of the people all of the time!
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Post by Celiacbrew » Sun Jan 17, 2016 12:28 am

Dave probably a dumb question but what part of the Camco elements aren't stainless? Your website says that the base and the sheath are both stainless.
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Post by jtmwhyte » Sat Jan 23, 2016 6:43 pm

^I'm interested in this answer too
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Re: Stainless Steel Elements

Post by mcgster » Sat Jan 23, 2016 7:54 pm

Celiacbrew wrote:Dave probably a dumb question but what part of the Camco elements aren't stainless? Your website says that the base and the sheath are both stainless.
I believe Camco ULWD elements all have the same coating, it is a Nickel-chromium-molybdenum version of stainless steel with a nickel bushing coated in 304 stainless steel.

According to the Camco technical information on their site they use this blend due to its high resistance to dry firing vs ss304, however, i have had issues in the past with this coating and even after prolonged soaking in super strength PBW have not been able to clean the build up off properly. Most people have never had this issue with their Camco elements, and i'm not sure why i have but i have replaced three elements.

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Re: Stainless Steel Elements

Post by Hobbitfu » Sun Jan 24, 2016 12:43 am

I use those kind of elements and have some build up that won't come off but only in a small area.

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