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Old 05-11-2009, 12:35 AM   #11
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As a followup - I followed The Pol's advice and opened up the hole a little bit and jammed the smallest stopper I could find in there. Leak-free now. Next step is to drill a hole in the stopper for me to put a thermometer through.

I can't believe how easy and foolproof (and cheap!) this method is compared to the piece of junk Zymico sells.

 
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Old 05-11-2009, 02:53 AM   #12
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As a followup - I followed The Pol's advice and opened up the hole a little bit and jammed the smallest stopper I could find in there. Leak-free now. Next step is to drill a hole in the stopper for me to put a thermometer through.

I can't believe how easy and foolproof (and cheap!) this method is compared to the piece of junk Zymico sells.
Yup... companies sell some rediculously priced and over-engineered crap.

 
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Old 05-11-2009, 03:20 AM   #13
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I can't believe how easy and foolproof (and cheap!) this method is compared to the piece of junk Zymico sells.

LOL - You screwed up the install by drilling a bad hole and Zymico is selling junk because of it?

"Except, I did not drill it straight - it went through at an angle. "

 
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Old 05-11-2009, 12:11 PM   #14
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LOL - You screwed up the install by drilling a bad hole and Zymico is selling junk because of it?

"Except, I did not drill it straight - it went through at an angle. "
Yeah. Theres other threads out there with people having the same problem even when drilling straight. Wish I had read them beforehand. Not to mention the problem where you can't get it very tight. It is a poor design. And drilling into a plastic thick walled vessel, in hindsight, seems stupid.

 
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Old 05-12-2009, 05:05 PM   #15
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I did exactly the same thing when drilling my Coleman Extreme MLT for the thermothingy. Fortunately I need a separate 1/2" bulkhead for my sight glass anyway, so I found a fitting that will let me mount both to a stainless 1/2" T fitting and just enlarge the hole to fit a 1/2" nipple.
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