We built an electric scalded according to some plans that we found on here (my wife mainly built it as her project). We have the Ranco thermostat and heating element hooked up into the utility tub. Our problem is that no matter what we set our temperature to (145) it keeps getting warmer and doesn't "stay" anywhere near where we set it. Does this sound like an issue with the heating element being too warm or not connecting correctly to the thermostat? We need to get this solved asap. Thanks for any help you can offer.