Happy HolidaySs Giveaway - Winners Re-Re-Re-Drawn - 24 hours to Claim!

Get your HBT Growlers, Shirts and Membership before the Rush!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > DIY Projects > Kettles, Mash Tuns, & Hot Liquor Tanks > where to get nps fittings?
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 03-01-2014, 06:34 PM   #1
BlackJaqueJanaviac
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Wisconsin Rapids, WI
Posts: 161
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts

Default where to get nps fittings?

Ok so I'm getting an education on the difference between NPT and NPS threads.

I've got my 15 gallon pot.
I've got a 5500 watt heater element.
I need a female fitting that allows the element to screw down far enough to compress the neoprene gasket. The only thing I have locally is a 1-inch galvanized coupling. All the copper and SS fittings I have are NPT or tapered.

I can't get in touch with either of my rental stores to see if they have a tap that I could use to open up a stainless steel fitting I have laying around.

Any thoughts or ideas? Is a galvanized fitting OK?

I plan to just drill into the pot with a 1.5 inch hole saw and grind away whatever I need to fit.

__________________
BlackJaqueJanaviac is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-01-2014, 07:47 PM   #2
Leadpencil
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
 
Leadpencil's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin
Posts: 173
Liked 26 Times on 18 Posts
Likes Given: 12

Default

I ordered a 1 inch lock nut from Bobby_M and had it welded to my kettle for the element.

__________________
Leadpencil is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-01-2014, 08:08 PM   #3
BlackJaqueJanaviac
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Wisconsin Rapids, WI
Posts: 161
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts

Default

Ace Hardware has a galvanized fitting that is NPS. I am thinking of just removing the zinc coating with vinegar and salt. Then it would be straight iron. Not sure that would be good for the wort either. Maybe since it doesn't amount to much it would be OK?

__________________
BlackJaqueJanaviac is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-05-2014, 08:07 PM   #4
Hoppylikerabbits
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Hoppylikerabbits's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Clovis, New Mexico
Posts: 157
Liked 5 Times on 5 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

You could use something like this. Makes for easy removal if you have a Tri-clamp welded to the kettle. I know alot of people are doing this now a days. http://www.brewershardware.com/1.5-T...S-Fitting.html Hopefully that helps

__________________
Hoppylikerabbits is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Weldless Fittings vs. Welded Fittings for Keggles Stevorino Equipment/Sanitation 42 10-29-2012 12:07 PM
welded fittings to weldless fittings ElevenBrewCo Equipment/Sanitation 7 11-16-2011 12:36 PM
For Sale - bulkhead fittings and swagelock elbows fittings agroff383 For Sale 7 06-18-2011 11:30 PM
Sold - Brass fittings: Ball valves / Mash tun fittings doobliebop For Sale 6 03-01-2010 04:02 AM



Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS