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Cpt_Kirks 04-06-2010 03:09 PM

Mounting 120V Elements in Keggle?
 
I see a lot of 240V heating elements mounted in keggles.

Has anybody mounted 120V elements in one?

If it will work, I am thinking of adding two 2000 watt water heater elements to the bottom side of my keggle.

Will that work?

What size holes will I need to drill?

slakwhere 04-06-2010 03:14 PM

should work just fine... you'll just need to make sure you have 2 separate circuits for them or one, beefy 120V outlet in terms of amps (40 amps i believe for 2 x 2000W).

Cpt_Kirks 04-06-2010 03:20 PM

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Originally Posted by slakwhere (Post 1989492)
should work just fine... you'll just need to make sure you have 2 separate circuits for them or one, beefy 120V outlet in terms of amps (40 amps i believe for 2 x 2000W).

I'm using two 2000 watt heatsticks for the boil now, on two separate 20A circuits (sticks each draw about 17.5A).

Just thinking of moving the elements into the keggle.

slakwhere 04-06-2010 03:23 PM

is this going to be in addition to flame or in lieu of flame? if it's in addition, be aware of wiring near heat sources. other than that, measure twice and cut once. you can make a hole bigger, but rarely can you make it smaller easily ;)

Cpt_Kirks 04-06-2010 03:30 PM

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Originally Posted by slakwhere (Post 1989524)
is this going to be in addition to flame or in lieu of flame? if it's in addition, be aware of wiring near heat sources. other than that, measure twice and cut once. you can make a hole bigger, but rarely can you make it smaller easily ;)

With 4kw, I don't need flame!

Anybody know the hole size?

IrregularPulse 04-06-2010 03:34 PM

1.25" is the diameter needed for a heating element. You going weldless? Bargainfittings.com has a SS nut for them for a good price.

slakwhere 04-06-2010 03:47 PM

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Originally Posted by Cpt_Kirks (Post 1989541)
With 4kw, I don't need flame!

well... that really depends on the boil size :drunk:

Cpt_Kirks 04-06-2010 03:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by slakwhere (Post 1989597)
well... that really depends on the boil size :drunk:

Took about 24 minutes to boil over 12 gallons Sunday.

Cpt_Kirks 04-06-2010 03:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RevIP (Post 1989558)
1.25" is the diameter needed for a heating element. You going weldless? Bargainfittings.com has a SS nut for them for a good price.

Is the nut that comes with the element zinc, or chrome?

IrregularPulse 04-06-2010 03:52 PM

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Originally Posted by Cpt_Kirks (Post 1989613)
Is the nut that comes with the element zinc, or chrome?

Elements don't come with nuts (at least that I've seen). The hot water heater they're meant for is threaded.


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