Originally Posted by Ryan_PA
That is so freaking cool.
Do you have any addl build pics? Part list? Total build cost?
I read the other thread, but did not really see these questions answered there.
I Dont have any build pics, wish I did cause it looks night and day difference.
Here are the parts, cost, and where I got them.
LOW-PRESSURE BRASS THREADED PIPE FITTING, 1-1/2" MALE X 1" FEM PIPE SZ, HEX REDUCING BUSHING
$12.84 x 1
SOLDER-JOINT COPPER TUBE FITTING FOR WATER, REDUCING TEE 1-1/2" SCKT X 1/2" SCKT X 1-1/2"SCKT
$8.70 x 1
Solder-Joint Copper Tube Fitting for Water Female Adapter for 1-1/2" Tube Size, 1-1/2" NPT
$10.65 x 1
Copper Tubing for Drinking (Potable) Water Low Pressure Type M, 1-1/2" Tube Sz, 1-5/8" OD, 2'L
$25.95 x 1
EDIT- You can get 1 foot at plumbingsupply.com for $16
Solder-Joint Copper Tube Fitting for Water Union, Sckt (Fem) X Sckt (Fem) for 1/2" Tube Size
$3.72 x 2
1 Copper Reducing Coupling (SxS) - 1 1/2" x 1/2"
$10.06 x 1
Local Hardware store
1 foot of 1/2" pipe
Grand total of $73.92 minus the heating element.
The element I found were on ebay (4500W 240V) and were about a foot long. You only need a foot of 1 1/2" pipe so if you find it local it should be around $10 a foot. Otherwise you will have to order 2 feet from McMaster.
Start with 1 foot of 1 1/2" pipe. Cut a 2 inch section off of the 1 1/2" pipe. Sweat that to the female thread adapter and Tee.
Sweat the remaining 1 1/2" pipe to the Tee and reducer.
Cut two pieces of 1/2" copper pipe 1 1/2" inches long. Sweat those to the Tee and reducer.
Sweat the unions onto the ends of the 1/2" pipe.
Thread in the brass bushing and element and you are good to go.
You may have to bend the element a bit to keep it from touching the pipe walls and getting a good seal on the threads is a bit tricky.
Ill post a pic of a bent and regular element tonight