I am looking to invest in a tri-clover RIMS tube from Brewers Hardware. The first ordering choice is between a 1.5" Tri Clover X 1" NPS Fitting and a 1.5" Tri Clover X 1" NPS Element Adapter.
The fitting without the adapter says that "YOU MUST PROVIDE A GROUND AND A COVER TO COVER THE ELEMENT CONNECTIONS! Failure to do so could easily result in electrocution and death!"
This option is $40 cheaper and I was wondering how difficult it would be to ground it and cover the element connections?
Is it worth the $40 to get the adapter? Is it safer?
I don't understand what is the difference... If someone has a picture of the fitting without the adapter I would appreciate seeing what it looks like.