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Old 12-09-2012, 09:57 PM   #1081
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I got it out.

I got the dimple tool ready to go. I had a rag with some flux on it ready. I heated it until the solder started melting and wiped the joint on the inside, heated and wiped, put the tool in as fast as I could and started cranking and it budged pretty easily. I have a little clean up to do but not too big of a deal.



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Old 12-09-2012, 10:00 PM   #1082
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Wohoo!



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Old 12-10-2012, 12:02 AM   #1083
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I got it out.
I had a rag.. put the tool in as fast as I could and started cranking and it budged pretty easily. I have a little clean up to do but not too big of a deal.
Well, you had a rag right? Cleanup shoud be expected. Yeah, put it in fast but don't crank too soon. I don't know, are we still talking about soldering? This sounds kinda dirty...
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Old 12-10-2012, 02:40 AM   #1084
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Well, you had a rag right? Cleanup shoud be expected. Yeah, put it in fast but don't crank too soon. I don't know, are we still talking about soldering? This sounds kinda dirty...
I probably shouldn't even mention the leaky sillcock that I had to fix a couple days ago.

It's been a hell of a week.
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Old 12-10-2012, 03:37 AM   #1085
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I probably shouldn't even mention the leaky sillcock that I had to fix a couple days ago.

It's been a hell of a week.
I'm glad you didn't. In an hour and 1/2 my week is starting...aw crap...
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Old 12-12-2012, 04:08 AM   #1086
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Woo! First soldered keggle fitting is a success! Thank you HBT for showing me the way. It only took 1 old lid riddled with holes, 2 broken bolts, 3 tries at making forming tools on the lathe, and 4 bashed knuckles. 1 down, 7 to go...

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Old 12-12-2012, 11:17 PM   #1087
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Woo! First soldered keggle fitting is a success! Thank you HBT for showing me the way. It only took 1 old lid riddled with holes, 2 broken bolts, 3 tries at making forming tools on the lathe, and 4 bashed knuckles. 1 down, 7 to go...

Looks nice!

I finally got a coupler soldered for my element that I was having trouble with here. I used a full coupler because of the long element and a little bit narrower bottom of the Coors keg HLT.

A couple pages back in this thread I was having all kinds of problems with the hole and coupler sizes for the element. I recently bought another coupler from Bargain Fittings this time and the hole I made earlier was still a little big so I had to hammer it in some, but I think it's going to work now. The element has NPT threads and I'm not quite sure how I'm going to use my Kal style element box with this yet.




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are you using teflon tape on that heating element connection? if so, how are you ensuring the kettle is properly grounded?

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Old 12-13-2012, 12:42 AM   #1089
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are you using teflon tape on that heating element connection? if so, how are you ensuring the kettle is properly grounded?
Yes I will. I'm switching over from using a Camco element with Kal's weldless method so I haven't got it figured out yet. I imagine I could solder a lug for a ground wire like I've seen many do. I still would need to figure out how to house the wiring either way. Any ideas are welcome
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What prevents you from using kal's electric box setup for the element.



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