Originally Posted by MslmKllr
Can I use copper wire to tie or clamp the loose end of the element to itself, allowing space between the fitting and element; preventing direct contact? Would this pose any safety or functional issues as the element will be in contact with itself? Thank you, Ron
Not a problem, the outside of the element is not energized, it can touch itself, the pot, or a fitting, or ground. Securing it w/ a copper wire tie shouldn't pose a problem IMO.
Disclaimer...I am a jack of all trades...master of none and consider electric to be one of my weaker skills. Hopefully an expert will concur...