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Posted by Morris Dovey on October 30, 2011, 5:29 pm
On 10/30/11 10:27 AM, vaughn wrote:


I'm still considering a thermocouple inside the heating tube but until I
know what the nichrome length needs to be, don't know if there'll be
core channels available for the leads.

Separate heater and the probe elements close together inside the tube
raised concerns about capacitive and inductive coupling also introducing

One of the grim realities is that this is all being done under some
severe budget limitations (what remains of a S/S check after all the
bills have been paid).

If the varying contact resistance turns out to be intolerable, I'll have
to re-do the heater and switching, but right now the priorities are
simplicity, low cost, schedule time, and getting the basic control
software in place.

Morris Dovey
DeSoto Solar

Posted by CWatters on November 4, 2011, 4:22 pm
On 30/10/2011 17:29, Morris Dovey wrote:

Use the element from a bar fire or hot water cylinder?

Posted by Morris Dovey on November 4, 2011, 5:22 pm
 On 11/4/11 11:22 AM, CWatters wrote:

Assuming that one of these things /can/ be self-sustaining, my ultimate
goal (for now) is to run one of these things somewhere in the
neighborhood of 385-400C - and haven't yet found any OTS components to
do the job. You can get a glimpse of the "parent" project at the bottom
of this page:


I do have two really small water heater elements (used for testing a
tankless WH design 25 years ago), but they're much too large for the
reactor I'm working on.

A friend in Belgium is sending a trio of solid state relays for me to
play with (He can't use them because of incompatible mains voltages).

Morris Dovey
DeSoto Solar

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