New Giveaway - Wort Monster Conical Fermenter!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Equipment/Sanitation > Camco heating element doesn't fit through coupler!




Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-14-2008, 07:45 PM   #1
Jared311
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Columbia, MD
Posts: 512
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default Camco heating element doesn't fit through coupler!

So I purchased this screw-in camco heating element:

http://www.camco.net/Menu.cfm?SupCategoryId=10200&SubCategoryId=233&Pro ductId=2344

The problem is that I can't get it to fit though my 1" coupling because of all the bends in the element. I was wondering if anyone else ran into this problem and how they got around it. I was thinking about just cutting my coupling in half because it is 1.75" long and maybe that would give me a little more room to work with.



__________________

Sláinte,
Jared311

Jared311 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-14-2008, 08:40 PM   #2
lustreking
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Bethlehem, PA
Posts: 750
Liked 18 Times on 17 Posts
Likes Given: 6

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jared311 View Post
The problem is that I can't get it to fit though my 1" coupling
What kind of coupling do you have? Chances are that the element has straight threads, as opposed to tapered.


__________________

My brewing site:
http://brewing.lustreking.com

lustreking is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-14-2008, 09:04 PM   #3
mr x
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Mainly Halifax
Posts: 1,589
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts

Default

That element should still fit a 1"NPT if it's a standard build. You can just slice off a few threads worth of coupling for a locknut.

__________________

This place really went to hell. Follow the OF standard stout. Bye.

mr x is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-15-2008, 11:11 PM   #4
Jared311
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Columbia, MD
Posts: 512
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mr x View Post
That element should still fit a 1"NPT if it's a standard build. You can just slice off a few threads worth of coupling for a locknut.
Sweet, I was planing on making a 1/2" slice and seeing if I could snake it through that.
__________________

Sláinte,
Jared311

Jared311 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Rust on my Heating Element BuckyBrewing DIY Projects 7 10-11-2009 03:15 PM
Coupler for heating element? Pez All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 1 08-05-2009 12:41 AM
Water heater element coupler, which one? HarvInSTL DIY Projects 8 03-04-2009 04:44 PM
No + / - on heating element RockfordWhite DIY Projects 11 10-04-2008 04:33 PM
Mounting a heating element King of Cascade Equipment/Sanitation 12 10-02-2008 04:29 PM