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Old 02-25-2012, 01:52 PM   #801
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Two layers of protection. Keep water inside the keg and keep water away from electricity.
Sorry, had a few last night. Didn't mean to come off as an ass. So, you have a coupling soldered in between the cover plate and the keg? How are you attaching a box?
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Old 02-25-2012, 02:16 PM   #802
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Sorry, had a few last night. Didn't mean to come off as an ass.

Wow...I must be pretty thick skinned...I didn't pick up on any ass like attitude. This method is a bit confusing, looks like the plate is soldered to the coupling, then the coupling soldered to the keg, then the box is mounted backwards on the plate.
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Ideally the threads and gasket/oring would be outside the box, right? That way any leaks would run down the side of the kettle and the wiring would be isolated.

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Old 02-25-2012, 02:53 PM   #804
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Ideally the threads and gasket/oring would be outside the box, right? That way any leaks would run down the side of the kettle and the wiring would be isolated.
That is how I see it. Most element mounting methods I see here are not that way though. The element flange should be outside the box IMO. There was a thread that discussed this a while back that got pretty heated and then deleted.
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That's what I'm going to try and do but not sure if I have the guts to solder around the element connections and that plastic. I might have to stick with silicone or JB Weld for that part....

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Old 02-25-2012, 04:28 PM   #806
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This method is a bit confusing, looks like the plate is soldered to the coupling, then the coupling soldered to the keg, then the box is mounted backwards on the plate.
Thats correct.

Basically I wasn't comfortable with a locknut soldered to the wall, so I dimple soldered the coupling to the wall. I also wanted a stronger box mounting option than jb weld, so bought a stainless box cover and soldered it to the coupling. The element is teflon taped to hell and is still torqued enough for liquid tight compression against the o-ring. The backwards element box will have a silicone rubber gasket (DIY gasket) and i will fill any crevice with silicone gel, plus the solder joint around the coupling. I plan on stress testing everything extensively before applying electricity. This thing will be NEMA 4X rated by the time I'm done with it.
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Sorry, had a few last night. Didn't mean to come off as an ass. So, you have a coupling soldered in between the cover plate and the keg? How are you attaching a box?
Didn't pick up on any assness...and I have plenty of being an ass first hand experience!
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Didn't pick up on any assness...and I have plenty of being an ass first hand experience!
That's good. Cheers.

I'm still wondering how you are going to screw a box to that cover plate though. I guess a right angle screwdriver?
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i just ordered these from amazon for much cheaper, are they the right parts?

http://www.amazon.com/Stainless-Conc...0218550&sr=1-2

http://www.amazon.com/Stainless-Fitt...0218527&sr=1-5

hope so and sorry I got the last coupling socket.

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That's good. Cheers.

I'm still wondering how you are going to screw a box to that cover plate though. I guess a right angle screwdriver?



Gonna clean up the gasket, just threw it together to show how everything mounts.
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