Originally Posted by phoenixs4r
You applied silicon after the JB weld? If so the silicon may be drying first, and not allowing the JB weld to cure properly? Just a thought
I let the JB weld dry for about 4 days, tested it only to find it tripping the GFCI, and then added aquarium silicone around the threads on the reducer AND at the heating element.
I brewed with it on Saturday and it worked OK. No tripping of the GFCI and it brought my mash and sparge water up to the temp. I wanted.
I did see some bubbles come up around the threads where the reducer attaches to the pipe so maybe I"ll apply a tad more silicone to be safe.
Thanks for the help guys!