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Old 02-18-2010, 07:11 PM   #1
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I've been following many DIY posts regarding installing heating elements and just want some clarification before I place an order...

The base of the element requires a 1.25" hole (step-bit) in a keggle (for example). I picked up a Camco element at HD the other day and did a quick measurement of the base and came up with 1.25", great. What I'm perplexed about is the Stainless Steel Locknuts (straight threaded with groove for o-ring) advertised for heating elements at BargainFittings states that the 1" fits electric water heater threads. Is this correct? Am I missing something????

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Old 02-18-2010, 07:23 PM   #2
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I think mine came from bargainfittings too and it works like a charm. I'm not a master at all the different fittings types, etc, but the one they refer as the heating element one is perfect and I've been using it for a long time now.

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Old 02-18-2010, 07:26 PM   #3
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1" nominal, not literally. http://www.engineeringtoolbox.com/np...ads-d_750.html

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1" Lock Nut
1" coupler
1" half coupler

They all fit.

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Old 02-18-2010, 08:06 PM   #5
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Thats what I figured. Thanks.

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