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Old 01-13-2011, 02:51 AM   #1
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For those that have Derrins SS RIMS tube, how did you 'enclose' the element?

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Old 01-13-2011, 02:56 AM   #2
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I used the liquid rubber in a spray-can. Several coats. It's completely insulated and easy to service, but I think I'll pot it in epoxy ultimately. Just re-pot when I replace the element.

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Old 01-20-2011, 11:11 PM   #3
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Anyone else on this? I'm getting ready to set up my RIMS tube from Brewers Hardware and could use an idea or two.

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Old 01-21-2011, 06:33 PM   #4
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Check out my sig.....I used a conduit elbow. You could also use a piece of black PVC or a conduit box. In any case, you should cover the connections in epoxy.

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Old 01-21-2011, 06:43 PM   #5
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Steve, how is the Conduit sleeve secured to the RIMS tube?

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Old 01-21-2011, 07:09 PM   #6
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Here's a pic I found while surfing thru the three links in Steve's sig and hundreds of posts......

I know it's not his, but it'll do!

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Ahhhh here it is, first sig link, post #413. Thanks Steve.

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Sorry....I was lazy. Shoulda just posted the pic. It's secured with a tight press fit onto the back of the element (I bored out the elbow a little bit) and filled with epoxy. It's on there so well I'm actually worried about salvaging the elbow if the element fails!

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What size are the holes?
I assume 3/4 or maybe 1/2 where the wire exits, and maybe 1" for the element?
May try to stop at the hardware store on the way home.

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I just used a 1" PVC cap. Worked like a charm. Drilled a hole for the wire. For testing I just wrapped some electrical tape around it but will probably use silicone or something.
Love the rims tube!

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