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Hi I am trying to build a thermo line bender which is used

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Hi I am trying to build a thermo line bender which is used to heat up an aluminium t bar by means of heating an element that sits on the t bar the thing is I'm not sure what type of heat controler I will need and how to wire it in the power input for this tool is 110 v I'm useing a 3000 w heating element with a rocker switch connected between the power input and the element I just need to control the heat to a maximum of 100 deg how can I do this
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Expert:  spankyjr1 replied 2 years ago.
Hi, my name is ***** *****'re having trouble today.I will do my best to assist you in resolving your issue.

Sorry for your long delay.

I would install a varible rheostat to control the power going to heating element like this one here

Once you have control to desired amount of heat you can either mark the knob to face or remove knob.

I would also use a temp sensor attached to bar like this below.


Let me know if you have any questions or problems.

Thanks
spanky

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