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Old 10-07-2008, 08:10 PM   #1
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Default Weldless Element Installation?

Has anyone here successfully installed a heater element to a keggle without having to weld a coupler? I have NO welding skills whatsoever and I just got a 5500w element for my keggle. I'm going to have to mount it sideways since it will stick out of the boiling wort if I put it in the bottom.

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Old 10-08-2008, 11:55 AM   #2
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Thats how mine was set up before I welded couplers in . I used a 1" brass nut. and a O ring

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Old 10-08-2008, 02:35 PM   #3
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I'm having a hell of a time finding a 1" stainless steel nut! The only one I've found is this one but it's ridiculously expensive!

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Just use a brass nut it wont hurt anything. and its alot cheaper...

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Old 10-08-2008, 02:55 PM   #5
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Grainger is the cheapest that I've found for stainless at $5.28.

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Old 10-08-2008, 03:11 PM   #6
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McMaster has it for $5 plus change, also. 4464K583

Edit: Never mind. Wrong search criteria. Here are the correct ones:
304 Stainless Steel 4464K586 $14.14
316 Stainless Steel 4452K676 17.05

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There's a Grainger store a few miles from here, I'll check it out today, thanks!

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