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nealperkins 05-04-2012 01:31 AM

Trouble with a seal
 
OK, I drilled and punched two holes in my kettles with a drill/Greenlee punch, all went well.

But, I cannot get one of the kettles to seal. This scheme has an O-ring inside the kettle with an nut. I've reset the element three times with varying amounts of torque...cannot make it seal.

Any ideas that use my hardware configuration?

Thanks

iijakii 05-04-2012 02:27 AM

Can you not put the oring on the outside and try that?

mccumath 05-04-2012 02:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nealperkins
OK, I drilled and punched two holes in my kettles with a drill/Greenlee punch, all went well.

But, I cannot get one of the kettles to seal. This scheme has an O-ring inside the kettle with an nut. I've reset the element three times with varying amounts of torque...cannot make it seal.

Any ideas that use my hardware configuration?

Thanks

Problems with a seal? Club it, thats what I would do!

Just kidding. Try your O-ring on the outside. I have seen it done this way on several HBT configurations. Good luck!

Durhamite 05-04-2012 02:47 AM

I had to put my oring on the outside of my keggles too when mounting my elements.

It leaked when I put it on the inside.

nealperkins 05-04-2012 01:39 PM

Wow, worked like a champ.
Now I wonder if I should reverse my 'non-leaking' kettle.
I also forgot on the first kettle to use teflon tape.

KitB 05-04-2012 05:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nealperkins (Post 4056208)
Wow, worked like a champ.
Now I wonder if I should reverse my 'non-leaking' kettle.
I also forgot on the first kettle to use teflon tape.

If it ain't broke, don't break it.

mrstevenund 05-06-2012 04:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kitb (Post 4057021)
if it ain't broke, don't break it.

+1


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