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Old 04-11-2013, 12:38 PM   #221
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Here is the one I bought. Rated for 20A

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00917YZMW/ref=oh_details_o02_s01_i01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

This is what I use (/will use when it arrives) for the power to my control box. My element has a 12ga power cord that connects to the element inside a gang box. On the other end, the prongs connect to an outlet built in to the control box. No live wires!

However, I do agree that the twist lock receptacles are safer and look nicer. unfortunately, they are more expensive, but it depends what you're going for.
I went with two of these

http://www.ebay.com/itm/A-Type-Power-In-Cable-Panel-Connector-PowerCON-Comp-/200743624647?pt=US_Pro_Audio_Parts_Accessories&has h=item2ebd409fc7


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Old 04-11-2013, 01:50 PM   #222
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Curious. What C19 cord or connector are you using?


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Old 04-12-2013, 12:11 AM   #223
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Curious. What C19 cord or connector are you using?
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0012ELTK8/ref=oh_details_o02_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I bought this one. A little on the expensive side, but it is 10ft which gives a ton of slack.
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Old 12-31-2013, 05:22 AM   #224
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Here's mine. I was trying to get something simple and low-profile with a detachable cord. They're 120v 1500w elements, so I wired them up to a standard NEMA 5-15 plug ( your typical north American household outlet ).

The gray part is a 1" electrical conduit coupler which slides over the heating element. The yellow part was the inside of a replacement cord end I bought at Princess Auto http://www.princessauto.com/pal/en/Pvc/15A-125V-Male-Rubber-Cord-Connector/0700146.p but it looked like the ones at Home Depot were the same size. I sanded the inside of the conduit coupler slightly to allow for a tight compression fit with the cord end. The ground wire was soldered to the metal housing of the element, which provides a good ground connection to the keg as the threaded coupler is welded to the keg itself. The whole assembly was filled half-way with epoxy to ensure the electrical connections to the element don't come loose, and to hold the coupler onto the element.

Works great. The yellow plug is extremely snug, but if I ever have troubles with it in the future, I'll re-install the screws and set them in epoxy.







The last picture shows both of the 1500w elements in my BK. I've done one of them in this picture, the other one still needs to be done.


Also posted here:
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/simple-plug-ends-my-electric-elements-450564/

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I just saw this and have to say that's pretty sweet! You should make more up and sell them! I'd be in for one for sure

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Old 01-01-2014, 11:09 PM   #226
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Not sure where to ask this but....

I want to purchase a 20 gallon stainless kettle and have a tri clover fitting welded to fit an element piece from Brewers hardware.

Does anyone now know where I can purchase the kettle with the fitting welded in or... send one and have it done?

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Old 01-02-2014, 01:10 PM   #227
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Not sure where to ask this but.... I want to purchase a 20 gallon stainless kettle and have a tri clover fitting welded to fit an element piece from Brewers hardware. Does anyone now know where I can purchase the kettle with the fitting welded in or... send one and have it done?
I got mine from Stout. BrewersHardware.com also sells custom kettles as do the makers of Brewhemoth.
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Here's mine. 2" TC housings from Still Dragon with Hubble strain reliefs.



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Thanks heckels. That's exactly what I want when it's done. Did they weld the TC fitting into the kettle for you? I have a contact form into BH and waiting to hear back from them. Forgive me but what's a Hubble strain relief?

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Thanks heckels. That's exactly what I want when it's done. Did they weld the TC fitting into the kettle for you? I have a contact form into BH and waiting to hear back from them. Forgive me but what's a Hubble strain relief?
Yep. I believe all of Stout's tanks use TC fittings. I had requested that they up the port size for the element to 2" to make it easier to use a ripple element.

The strain relief is the piece coming out of the element housing. It helps to reduced the strain on the connections where they go into the housing.


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