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Old 02-04-2013, 06:49 PM   #161
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They are rated for this application; follow the links to see the specs. To be sure I double check w/ switchcraft and they confirmed they are good for exactly what I had in mind and I've never had a problem so far they don't even get warm...
They are like $4 for the outlets and $6 for the plugs.


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I love these and was considering doing this as well Im glad to see someone else try it !!
How did they work out for you ?
I have used them in the music industry for years switchcraft/neutrik connectors.
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Old 02-04-2013, 07:19 PM   #162
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I love these and was considering doing this as well Im glad to see someone else try it !!
How did they work out for you ?
I have used them in the music industry for years switchcraft/neutrik connectors.
Still good here, not sure but I guess I've brewed 8-10 batches now and am still happy with them, they make breakdown really easy.

I just rebuilt my BK's element housing so I should post some images of it. The j-box was a little difficult to remove and clean every time so I made a supper simple PVC housing with a switchcraft plug on the end.

You might want to give thisa read too.

I like you TCQ quote
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Old 02-04-2013, 07:21 PM   #163
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I added a 220v light to the box next to the switchcraft plug/receptacle. I'm happy with the way it turned out. Thanks to all for verifying its safety and use for this application.

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Old 02-05-2013, 12:30 AM   #165
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[/QUOTE]You might want to give thisa read too.

I like you TCQ quote[/QUOTE]

thanks for that link. I have no issues with wiring I do it everyday Im a Solder Monkey (electronic engineer) day job lol
Yeah Tribe is great!

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Triclamp based element adapters. They work great.

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Still good here, not sure but I guess I've brewed 8-10 batches now and am still happy with them, they make breakdown really easy.

I just rebuilt my BK's element housing so I should post some images of it. The j-box was a little difficult to remove and clean every time so I made a supper simple PVC housing with a switchcraft plug on the end.

You might want to give thisa read too.

I like you TCQ quote
Look forward to pics of your super simple "improved" connection. I didn't think it could be much better than you already had.
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Old 02-06-2013, 08:45 PM   #168
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love the light.

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Did this on the first set.
i can't remember the exact part names but, i I'm fairly positive it was a 1 1/2" to 1" reducer coupling. 1" extension and a 1" cap.



version 2 is (you can see them on the left... duh)

a 1 1/2" threaded reducer and a 1" threaded cap... a ton simpler.

both were epoxied to the reducers and have silicone on the inside.

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I used a waterproof extension box and two covers. Drilled a hole in one cover for the element. I took the rubber washer off the element put the element through the hole and put the washer back on then screwed it into my RIMS tube. Then just secured everything with long enough stainless screws. Then used a waterproof connector for the wire. Was really easy and holds water great with no leaks.


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