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Old 07-26-2010, 10:53 PM   #1
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Default Help with Trying to install heating elements in Electric HLT

Hi Guys,
I am in the process of building an Electric HLT out of a Igloo 10 gallon round water Cooler. I am installing 2- 1500w elements and am using the 1' lock nut with o-ring (Bargain Fittings.com) to secure it, For the life of me I can not get the lock nut to thread on to the water heater element, any tips or tricks?? This is getting frustrating!!!



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Old 07-26-2010, 10:57 PM   #2
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It should be pretty easy. Where did you get the heating elements from? Perhaps they are a different thread type?

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Old 07-27-2010, 06:45 AM   #3
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Are you trying to go through anything in addition to a thin wall of plastic? I had problems when I was trying to do what they show on http://www.theelectricbrewery.com/node/9 and had to change the setup so there was only a keg wall between the element and the silicon washer

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