Originally Posted by Adeering
Check out this thread, its not a 1" coupling but he uses a welding spud which is similar. http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f170/my-biab-rims-e-brewery-can-341267/
There are some ULWD straight elements, just search on amazon and they pop up easy enough. There are a few people using them for the tri-clamp element adapter (Im planning on doing or a version of my own)
After reading through this awesome build link I see what is needed to make this work -
I was careful to make sure the element hole was high enough to allow the element to rotate during installation. Prior to soldering, I tightened the spud onto the element to the amount of compression I wanted on the gasket then I put a witness mark on the top of the spud with the element level. That way the element would be indexed when I soldered it. The element is just shy of the bottom of the basket when installed.
So I guess those of you using welded couplings/nuts/spuds are either using straight elements or indexing the coupling ?
If you index the coupling and then need to replace the element down the road, are the elements manufactured the same way and they will line up again and be flat to the bottom?
thanks again Kevin