Ss Brewing Technologies Giveaway!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Electric Brewing > Kettle Junction Box
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 08-01-2012, 02:02 AM   #1
nealperkins
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
nealperkins's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Boone, NC
Posts: 293
Liked 13 Times on 11 Posts
Likes Given: 5

Default Kettle Junction Box

I have my HLT and BK directly wired to the plug (into the kettles). I would like to insert junction boxes (correct term?) so I can disconnect the wiring to facilitate easier kettle cleaning (dragging the kettle and wires to the sink).

I've searched and see several several examples of boxes but they are hard-wired to the kettle and I want to be able to plug into the box.

Links, pics, advice?

Thanks!

__________________
nealperkins is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-01-2012, 10:00 PM   #2
sdugre
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Holyoke, MA
Posts: 106
Default

Check out this post:

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f170/tri...ml#post2709094

__________________
sdugre is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-02-2012, 01:16 AM   #3
nealperkins
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
nealperkins's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Boone, NC
Posts: 293
Liked 13 Times on 11 Posts
Likes Given: 5

Default

Thanks for answering.

But YIKES, I'm hoping for a more simple solution. I already have the elements mounted in MoreBeer kettles (with wiring attached to the elements) and am hoping to just add on the junction box with plug receptacle. I'd then just affix a plug to the wiring.

__________________
nealperkins is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-02-2012, 01:21 AM   #4
kellzey
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: orlando, FL
Posts: 310
Liked 14 Times on 12 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

http://www.theelectricbrewery.com/heating-elements
__________________
Black Pug Brewing - Progress Thread

In the fermenter: Pugkin Ale, Apfelwein
In the keezer: Black Pug Coconut Porter, Black Pug Wheat, Black Pug IPA
Gone: Black Pug Blonde Ale
kellzey is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-02-2012, 04:05 PM   #5
nhwrecker
Senior Member
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
 
nhwrecker's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Nashua, NH
Posts: 460
Liked 48 Times on 37 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

There have been a couple of examples of how people used a junction box on the side of the kettle, with the heating element out the back/bottom into the pot, and then instead of having the 3 conductor cable coming out, they put a male (pronged) flush mounted socket into the side of the junction box. You'd need a male fitting there, as the cable end would have the potential to be live, and you don't want to run the risk of having live male prongs. I tried doing a quick search, but didn't have any luck finding pictures yet -

here it is,

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f170/sho...you-do-212079/

__________________
nhwrecker is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-02-2012, 05:41 PM   #6
DustBow
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Cincy, OH
Posts: 657
Liked 21 Times on 19 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

You could also go the "dongle cord" route: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f170/ele...2/#post3647584

Not quite as clean as a flanged inlet but probably easier to assemble/fit into the box

__________________
"Brewers make wort, yeast make beer."

"Brewing beer is neither complicated nor expensive. It's the responsibility of the brewer to make it as complicated and expensive as their spouse & budget will allow."
DustBow is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-04-2012, 02:52 PM   #7
nealperkins
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
nealperkins's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Boone, NC
Posts: 293
Liked 13 Times on 11 Posts
Likes Given: 5

Default

Thanks for the suggestions and pics!
So, I'm not sure I can use the junction box (maybe) but I know I can use the dongle!

__________________
nealperkins is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-04-2012, 03:50 PM   #8
Jem
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: St Paul, mn
Posts: 91
Liked 3 Times on 2 Posts

Default

Do a search on "element cord options" I'm not sure How to link to the thread. I followed P-J's design after not being able to get Kal's method to work on my mlt, I'm guessing the keg was just a bit dented . P-J's method has been awesome. My connections are welded now but I was always a bit nervous with the extra weight of a cord on weldless fitting. Good luck

image-1582895508.jpg  
__________________
Jem is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
E-Kettle Questions. Thundercougarfalconbird Electric Brewing 7 04-13-2014 03:58 PM
Induction kettle? gnatp2 Electric Brewing 15 03-28-2014 08:09 PM
E-Kettle Options noodles44x2 Electric Brewing 2 11-28-2011 08:46 PM
Plastic e-kettle? Jalahu Electric Brewing 13 08-27-2011 01:02 PM
22 gal pwm kettle defenestrate Electric Brewing 63 01-08-2011 11:50 PM