"Another thought would be a second heating element. You could add another SSR just like what you have and another element and run a quality (12 gauge) Extension cord to the next nearest plug that is on another breaker. This could double…"
"Hi Chris, Peter actually put that info together for you.
A meter is truly the best way to test this, but one sure fire sign that your wire is too small is it will be warm/hot.
If there is any heat from the wire, it needs to be bigger.
"Good morning Steve,
Thanks for the chart, it's similar to the few I was using.
Temperature overnight increased very little, so that got me thinking... The power wire from element is an old wire I chopped off from a very old small wine fridge.…"
"Is there a practical limit to how high an air elevator can lift water?
I am trying to design an aquaponic system on a mountain side with a 200 foot elevation difference between the bottom sump and the top/beginning bed.
Parallel to this is a series…"
"Seems to be heating a bit slow.
You need to look for where you're loosing heat/energy
- check voltage over (v) (voltmeter require) & current (I) through (ammeter) heater element.
--- check terminals are properly fastened - loose…"
"Very interesting! Thanks so much for the info. That makes me feel better about the basement system. What size are yourgrow beds? Are they DWC, or media beds, or ??? Could I impose on you to send me a picture or two of your systems? You can email me…"
Had the great pleasure of meeting a fellow CA Aquapon, Andy from Santa Barbara. Got me to thinking we shouldn't be left out. There is a Florida and Colorado group so there has to be one from CA. Besides we can share links, ideas and suppliersSee More
"The humidity is definitely not a problem. I have 2 40 gallon and 1 100 gallon systems in my basement with no humidity issues. Only lights I use are 4 ft. florescent tubes. I have T-12s and T-8s. They work fine for greens and seedlings.…"
"I hope you greenhouse is doing good. Thankfully the weather has not been too bad this winter. Life has been so busy we have not been to Troy as often this winter. I still would like to meet up with you before spring. I am planning to attend a class…"