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Woods 6 Foot Drop Cord with GFCI

Woods 2879 Cord Ext Gfci 14/3Sjtw 6Ft Yel, 6-Feet, Yellow

Woods 2879 Cord Ext Gfci 14/3Sjtw 6Ft Yel, 6-Feet, Yellow

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  • 14/3 SJTW 6’ Right Angle GFCI Cord Set with Lighted Receptacle
  • NEMA 5-15 Plug & Receptacle
  • INDOOR & OUTDOOR USE: Provides GFCI protection with any appliance or tool used indoors or outdoors
  • VERSATILE: Perfect for Power Tools, Saws, Drills, Extension Cords and Lighting
  • Prevents unmonitored equipment startup, manual reset is required after GFCI trip and power outage
  • Technical Specifications: 120 Volts, 15 Amps, 1800 Watts; Trip Level: 4 – 6 mA

 

This has built in GFCI protection.  That may be handy for use with a compatible pump.

Woods 2879 Cord Ext Gfci 14/3Sjtw 6Ft Yel, 6-Feet, Yellow


Also Consider: Tip: Using a Pedal Foot Switch for Easy Pump Operation | All Grain Tips & Gear | Homebrew Pump Discounts, Deals and Resources

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Reflectix BP24010 Series Foil Insulation, 24 in. x 10 ft. [mash tun insulation & cooler hack]

Reflectix BP24010 Series Foil Insulation, 24 in. x 10 ft

Reflectix BP24010 Series Foil Insulation, 24 in. x 10 ft.

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  • Inhibits or eliminates condensation
  • Nontoxic/no carcinogenic
  • Does not require Protective clothing, goggles, or respirator

5/16″ thick with two outer layers of aluminum foil. Each foil layer is bonded to a tough layer of polyethylene for strength. Reflects up to 97% of radiant heat with an R-value up to 14.3 depending on application. Excellent vapor barrier for below grade. Can be used for radiant floors, crawl spaces, duct insulation, metal buildings, basement walls & attics. Square edge roll double bubble foil both sides 5/16″ thick with two outer layers of aluminum foil Each foil layer is bonded to a tough layer of polyethylene for strength Reflects up to 97% of radiant heat with an R-value up to 14.3 depending on application Excellent vapor barrier for below grade Can be used for radiant floors, crawl spaces, duct insulation, metal buildings, basement walls & attics. Easy applied with tape & staples. Specifications Size: 24″ x 10′.


 

What are others saying?  Search this product’s Amazon reviews for “mash” and “cooler” – may include reviews for other sizes or variations

Note: multiple size and length options may be available.  Cost will vary.  Search Amazon for “Reflectix”

Possible homebrew application: Use to insulate to your compatible mash tun or HLT to help maintain temperatures.  Cooler hack… I use this for my coolers (regular ole cooler as a cooler, not mash tun).  I cut a piece to fit the top of each cooler (fitting it to the cooler size as tightly as possible) and place on top of food or ice to provide an additional layer of insulation.

Reflectix BP24010 Series Foil Insulation, 24 in. x 10 ft. – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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Set of 4 Locking Swivel Casters, 600 lb Capacity

2" Swivel Polyurethane Caster wheels with Dual Locking, 360 Degree Heavy Duty Top Plate 600lb Total Capacity Set of 4

2″ Swivel Polyurethane Caster wheels with Dual Locking, 360 Degree Heavy Duty Top Plate 600lb Total Capacity Set of 4

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  • ▶Includes 4 swivel caster (all with brakes). Diamter: 2″. Plate Size : 2.8″x 2″. Mounting hole dimensions: 0.315″ x 0.374″. Color: Black.
  • ▶Made of the popular Non-Marking high quality polyurethane rubber,quiet and Safe for all floor types. 360-degree pivoting action for smooth on hard, smooth surfaces.
  • ▶Double ball bearings, Steel Top Plate, Heavy Duty mobility solution for carts, tools & equipment, 600 lbs capacity for the pack of 4.
  • ▶This caster has multitude applications:Light Machinery, Equipment Stands, Mobile Workstations, Speakers, Cabinets, Stands, Amps, Electrical Enclosures, Furniture,ottoman, coffee table, plant stands, bookshelves, shoe bins, toy bins, shopping carts,under bed storage, shoe bins, toy bins, cabinets, bookshelves, easel, plant stands etc.

 

Note from HBF: Your around-the-brewery project may need some casters.  The 600 lb rating is the total for all four casters.

2″ Swivel Polyurethane Caster wheels with Dual Locking, 360 Degree Heavy Duty Top Plate 600lb Total Capacity Set of 4 – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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GFCI Outlet Adapter – $16.99 + free prime ship

OAONAN GFCI Outlet Adapter Portable RCD Leakage Protector Receptacle 15Amp with One Outlet and Male Plug in Circuit Breaker to Protect Electric Safety

OAONAN GFCI Outlet Adapter Portable RCD Leakage Protector Receptacle 15Amp with One Outlet and Male Plug in Circuit Breaker to Protect Electric Safety

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  • Security: OAONAN GFCI Outlet Adapter for added protection against the risk of electric shock.It0. can detected current leakage, when it occurs current leakage ( 30mA ), it can cut the power off within 100ms.It is ideal for the protection of home appliances against damaging and dangerous power spikes
  • Compatibility: Plug into any standard wall socket, compatible with all electrical appliances include refrigerators, microwave ovens, water heaters, air conditioning, etc
  • Premium Quality: Made by non-conductive fire-resistant PC materials, rugged design can be used both indoors and outdoors include high temperature, humidity and other harsh environments
  • Easy to Use: Plug it to your power supply, test the adaptor before plug your devices on it

 

Use around your home-brewery and beyond.

5/23/21 2 PM Central: This is selling for $16.99. Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying orderPrices and availability can change quickly.  Check product page for current info – More About Prices

OAONAN GFCI Outlet Adapter Portable RCD Leakage Protector Receptacle 15Amp with One Outlet and Male Plug in Circuit Breaker to Protect Electric Safety – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


Also Consider: Tip: Using a Pedal Foot Switch for Easy Pump Operation | All Grain Tips & Gear | Homebrew Pump Discounts, Deals and Resources

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For Your Brewery Project… Gardner Bender 20 A Toggle Switches – $1.59 + free prime ship

Gardner Bender GSW-110 Electrical Toggle Switch, SPST, ON-OFF, 20 A/125V AC, O Ring/Screw Terminal

Gardner Bender GSW-110 Electrical Toggle Switch, SPST, ON-OFF, 20 A/125V AC, O Ring/Screw Terminal

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  • Perfect for industrial equipment or emergency lighting
  • Specifications: 10 A 277 V AC / 20 A 125 V AC
  • 75°C max. temperature rating
  • Terminal Type: ‘O’ Ring & Screw
  • Standard nut size, 15/32 – 32 inch.

 

5/12/21 5 AM Central: These are selling for just $1.59. Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying order. Prices and availability can change quickly.  Check product page for current info – More About Prices

Gardner Bender GSW-110 Electrical Toggle Switch, SPST, ON-OFF, 20 A/125V AC, O Ring/Screw Terminal – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

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For Your Brewery Project… Gardner Bender 20 A Toggle Switches

Gardner Bender GSW-110 Electrical Toggle Switch, SPST, ON-OFF, 20 A/125V AC, O Ring/Screw Terminal

Gardner Bender GSW-110 Electrical Toggle Switch, SPST, ON-OFF, 20 A/125V AC, O Ring/Screw Terminal

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From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

  • Perfect for industrial equipment or emergency lighting
  • Specifications: 10 A 277 V AC / 20 A 125 V AC
  • 75°C max. temperature rating
  • Terminal Type: ‘O’ Ring & Screw
  • Standard nut size, 15/32 – 32 inch.

 

Gardner Bender GSW-110 Electrical Toggle Switch, SPST, ON-OFF, 20 A/125V AC, O Ring/Screw Terminal – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

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6 x Neodymium Magnets – $7.99 + free prime ship

Grtard Powerful Neodymium Disc Magnets Rare Earth Magnets Fridge, DIY, Scientific, Craft, and Office Strong Magnets with Double-Sided Adhesive - 1.26"D x 0.08"H, Pack of 6

Grtard Powerful Neodymium Disc Magnets Rare Earth Magnets Fridge, DIY, Scientific, Craft, and Office Strong Magnets with Double-Sided Adhesive – 1.26″D x 0.08″H, Pack of 6

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  • VERY DURABLE – Coated with three layers of nickel, copper and nickel to reduce corrosion and provide a smooth finish which greatly increase the longevity of the Magnets.
  • POWERFUL MAGNETS – Each magnet can support 12kg pull vertically from the magnetic face when in flush contact with a mild steel surface.
  • PREMIUM QUALITY COATING – You will love the smooth and shiny finish. Our magnets are protected with a corrosion resistant Ni-Cu-Ni (Nickel-Copper-Nickel) coating to create a high quality silver look that doesn’t rust or scratch.
  • DIY PROJECTS & SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS – Refrigerator Magnets, Shower Door, Work or Office, Scientific Purposes, Arts and Crafts or School Classroom.
  • Personality& beautiful:Good Choice for your DIY projects,useful item for offices, home, etc.the uses is endless.Beyond your imagination!

 

Six of these magnets are designed with a hole in the middle so that they can be mounted using the included screws.  That may be helpful for an around the brewery project you’re looking to do.

Potential uses: Use as “keeper magnets” to retrieve and secure stir bars in yeast starters.  Use as part of a DIY stir plate build.  Use to help secure a DIY magnetic drip tray on your kegerator.  Assist with keeping signs, labels and notes in place.

Also: How To: Step by Step Making a Magnetic Drip Tray

4/30/21 3 AM Central: These are selling for $7.99. That’s $1 shy of the best historical third party Amazon price I found, notwithstanding Lightning Deals or coupons. Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying orderPrices and availability can change quickly.  Check product page for current info – More About Prices

Grtard Powerful Neodymium Disc Magnets Rare Earth Magnets Fridge, DIY, Scientific, Craft, and Office Strong Magnets with Double-Sided Adhesive – 1.26″D x 0.08″H, Pack of 6 – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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Motor Speed Control w/Digital Readout [stir plate build] – $13.50 + Free Prime Ship & A Great Stir Plate Deal

PEMENOL Motor Speed Controller PWM DC 5V 12V 24V 150W Adjustable Speed Regulator with Stepless Variable Rotary Switch PWM Signal Generator Driver Module

PEMENOL Motor Speed Controller PWM DC 5V 12V 24V 150W Adjustable Speed Regulator with Stepless Variable Rotary Switch PWM Signal Generator Driver Module

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  • 【Soft-start protection】 PEMENOL The motor controller has a soft-start protection function that can effectively reduce the inrush current, protect the motor and prolong the life of the motor.
  • 【Digital Encoder Button】 With infinitely variable speed controller setting, precise engine speed control and easy-to-adjust control.
  • 【Features】 LCD HD display. Can adjust the duty cycle, the upper and lower duty cycle limits and the operating frequency. Comes with start and stop button and can be controlled by external switch.
  • 【Parameter memory function】 The adjustable electronic speed controller can automatically save the set parameters to prevent data loss after a power failure.

 

Possible homebrew applications: Use as part of a stir plate build, use to control you kegerator or keezer recirculating fan.

4/24/21 1 PM Central: This is selling for $13.50. Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying order. Prices and availability can change quickly.  Check product page for current info – More About Prices

PEMENOL Motor Speed Controller PWM DC 5V 12V 24V 150W Adjustable Speed Regulator with Stepless Variable Rotary Switch PWM Signal Generator Driver Module – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

Related: A Great Deal on the StirStarter XL!

StirStarter XL 5L Stir Plate

As of this posting, Valubrew has thes 5L Capable stir plate is on sale for just $68.  This is a bargain for a larger capacity stir plate.  For some pricing clarity, I’m seeing this elsewhere for $80 to $99.99.  To sweeten the deal expedited shipping is free to most US addresses.  Check the offering description for current price and availability.

StirStarter XL 5L Stir Plate – includes free shipping to US addresses

Is this a great deal?  Shop Around!

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24 Pack Assortment of Large Rubber Bands – good for affixing temp probe on fermenters – $6.48 + free prime ship

Alliance Rubber 08997 SuperSize Bands, Assorted Large Heavy Duty Latex Rubber Bands - 24 Pack, includes 8 bands of each size (12", 14", 17") in resealable bag

Alliance Rubber 08997 SuperSize Bands, Assorted Large Heavy Duty Latex Rubber Bands – 24 Pack, includes 8 bands of each size (12″, 14″, 17″) in resealable bag

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  • GREEN SHIPPING SOLUTION: Large rubber bands reduce the need for excessive packaging. They’re an excellent environmentally-friendly alternative to twine and box strapping as rubber bands can be used over and over again.
  • REUSABLE: Jobs and tasks that require repeated access to secured boxes can mean taping and re-taping repeatedly. Instead, these big rubber bands are easy to slip off and replace with less fuss.
  • SECURE GARBAGE BAGS: Large trash bags can easily slip out of place, allowing garbage and debris to enter the can and causing a mess. Instead, use these industrial elastic bands to keep drum liners secured. They’re compatible with 44 and 55 gallon trash bins.
  • LARGE, ODD SHAPES AND SIZES: While twine or strapping may slip off of large and awkwardly-sized items, SuperSize Bands are stretchy, accommodating bumps, edges and curves with a better grip.
  • PROTECT FURNISHINGS: SuperSize bands can be used to secure tarps and coverings over furniture in storage, outdoors or when moving so that they don’t get damaged. They’re also great for bundling carpets and mats.

 

This pack includes 3 sizes.  I use similar large rubber bands to secure affix my Inkbird temp probe to my fermenter.  I like these vs using something like duct tape because i don’t like the adhesive that’s left behind with tape.

4/23/21 12 AM Central: These are selling for $6.48. Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying orderPrices and availability can change quickly.  Check product page for current info – More About Prices

Alliance Rubber 08997 SuperSize Bands, Assorted Large Heavy Duty Latex Rubber Bands – 24 Pack, includes 8 bands of each size (12″, 14″, 17″) in resealable bag – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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TOURIT Freezer Packs + Homebrew Related Uses for Ice Packs

TOURIT Long Lasting Large Ice Pack for Coolers Reusable Ice Block for Lunch Box Refreezable Cooler Packs for Camping, Beach, Picnics, Fishing and More

One TOURIT Long Lasting Large Ice Pack

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  • TOURIT Large Ice Packs for Coolers: Set of 1. Each ice pack measures 13 x 10 x 1.25 inches. The TOURIT reusable ice pack freezes at 32 degrees Fahrenheit. Designed to keep your food and beverages cold for longer!
  • Long-lasting Large Cooler Ice Pack: Our TOURIT Cooler Ice Pack has high-performance powdered formula inside and you only need to add the water once. It retains coldness much longer than ordinary ice cubes.
  • Easy to Use: Before use, fill water to the water level(about 36 oz). Place it for a while(about 5 minutes) after shaking it. Then put it in the freezer for at least 8 hours until it is completely frozen.
  • Safe for Everday: These freezer packs are made with 100% BPA-FREE, non-toxic materials. Easy to clean and reusable, great replacement of traditional ice cubes.
  • Perfect for Any Occations: Great for camping, hunting, fishing, off-roading, lunches, day trips, cookouts and traveling.

 

Related: Homebrew Related Uses for Ice Packs

TOURIT Long Lasting Large Ice Pack for Coolers Reusable Ice Block for Lunch Box Refreezable Cooler Packs for Camping, Beach, Picnics, Fishing and More – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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