Originally Posted by SpikeBrewing
Here's the weldless parts list (I recommend Bobby at BrewHardware)
$12 - Weldless Coupler - Coupler
$13 - Ball Valve - Valve
$32 - Weldless Thermo - Thermo
With shipping parts are ~$66. If you don't have a drill, drill bit and a step bit then it'll go up from there. So all said in done you could have a 15gal kettle for around $165 plus your time.
Thank you for the links, unfortunately that site is down for the weekend, odd
I do have an 18V drill, and metal bits to do a pilot hole. Not sure if i have a step bit I need to look. Maybe I'll practice this on my 30 quart pot. I'm not doing any brews for a few weeks, this could be a good practice pot, and then become my sparge water pot.