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Old 01-09-2011, 01:02 AM   #11
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Thanks Swagman, makes me feel better. I cut the holes in my outlet box today. Ready to mount it once I get my keggles back.

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Old 01-09-2011, 02:09 AM   #12
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For what it's worth...I had a 1" half coupler welded to my keg from Sabco for my HLT and it ended up working fine. It was a bit tight, but with a 2 gang outlet box and a wrench I was able to get a leak free connection with out the use of teflon tape.

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Old 01-09-2011, 02:59 AM   #13
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For what it's worth...I had a 1" half coupler welded to my keg from Sabco for my HLT and it ended up working fine. It was a bit tight, but with a 2 gang outlet box and a wrench I was able to get a leak free connection with out the use of teflon tape.
Damn bro, that coupling is located right at the 4 gallon fill location on a keg, anything below 4 1/2 gallon heating I would fear burning up the element.
Was this a Sabco's set location or your location per instructions?
I find this way too high of location.
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Old 01-09-2011, 01:46 PM   #14
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It will work. I was skeptical myself Do as has been described above....I also chose to goop the threads with silicone adhesive. It's food grade, temp stable, and waterproof. Just be sure to let it cure.

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Old 01-09-2011, 01:55 PM   #15
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Swagman, thats awesome!
I was thinking about this a while back.
Now, if there was a way to attatch the 1st tri to the kettle weldlessly, that would be the ultimate! I'd buy that today.

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Old 01-09-2011, 02:26 PM   #16
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Swagman, thats awesome!
I was thinking about this a while back.
Now, if there was a way to attatch the 1st tri to the kettle weldlessly, that would be the ultimate! I'd buy that today.
Weldless

I'm not even going there

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Old 01-09-2011, 02:33 PM   #17
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That is beautiful, easily unplug the element for cleaning the pot / element...that IS the way to do it if you are so inclined...nice work as always Swag. Wish I was closer, I'd be a regular customer out back.

Oh, and thanks again for the sanke spirials you graciously mailed out a while back...much appreciated!
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Old 01-09-2011, 03:10 PM   #18
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That is beautiful, easily unplug the element for cleaning the pot / element...that IS the way to do it if you are so inclined...nice work as always Swag. Wish I was closer, I'd be a regular customer out back.

Oh, and thanks again for the sanke spirials you graciously mailed out a while back...much appreciated!
Your most welcome
Since we are talking electric element and since I'm a tool nut here is photo of a cheap socket used by plumbers. You can buy just one or in a complete set called plumbers cow bells. It fits the element so you can tight things up.
Purchased at you local hardware. This one measures 1.5 across the flats.




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Damn bro, that coupling is located right at the 4 gallon fill location on a keg, anything below 4 1/2 gallon heating I would fear burning up the element.
Was this a Sabco's set location or your location per instructions?
I find this way too high of location.
Well, I didn't worry too much about that because the method I use for sparging is to heat the HLT up to 175 then I turn off the heating element as I sparge. So, there should never be a time when I'd have to worry about firing it dry as long as I'm consistent in my brewing day. Although I could see how that location might make some nervous
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