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Old April 14th, 2014, 09:54 PM
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I was out in the sugar shack trying to thaw out the water pipes I forgot to drain last night, when I turned the draw off on to see what the temp was in the pans. 29.2, so I got my little heater out, set it as low as it would go and left. I went out a couple hours later and the temp was 54. So I unplugged the draw off valve and plugged in the heater. Then I changed the setting on the pid to heat and temp to 35. ............... I'm thinking of getting all Haynes and building one to drain my water pipes.....future YouTube video to come.
Should've mentioned it has a 40 amp ssr in it so no worries about current problems.

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Old September 14th, 2014, 05:04 PM
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regorO Missed this thread and I like your way of thinking. My new 3rdgen reheater will have a port for a PID temp probe. I want to have a simple large display and buzzer so I can multi task. I think its a great way to protect the pans. Now my question is if the temp probe is in the pan at the point of most concentration almost syrup could you be protecting the area that is out of harms way. I keep a bottle of finished syrup in my freezer for putting on ice cream...MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM and it doesn't freeze solid. I would think the flue pan float box is the place of greatest danger of freezing
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Old September 14th, 2014, 07:12 PM
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I had a probe in each pan, they both stay the same temp. I keep it right at 32 degrees. Has never froze.
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