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Old 01-29-2014, 05:25 PM   #31
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as mentioned the heater would likely work with a standard compression fitting... my 1000w one will arrive in three days I will post results.
Have you put it together?
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Old 03-22-2014, 07:05 PM   #32
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This thread is pretty interesting. One snag on the copper for me is figuring out how to get that element in there since I don't where to get the silicone bungs. All I have seen are the standard carboy bungs.
Search for silicone stopper - most of the big online guys have them. One example

https://www.midwestsupplies.com/sear...licone+stopper
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I finally got around to putting this together. I used 3/4" SS from amazon and one of the 800w heaters. I ordered two heaters, the first I was refunded because it never came. The second one arrived on time alongside the original order.

Both are supposed to be the same thickness but they are slightly different. I tried a 3/8" compression fitting but the nut is too large. I had to drill the inside of the fitting to get the element in. I'm going to try a smaller fitting and drill it out.

For what it's worth I brewed a batch with it and it worked great. I used silicone to seal the end but that didn't work too well. I didn't see any signs of scorching when I cleaned it. I ran it with a PID.

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