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Old 04-06-2010, 03:09 PM   #1
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I see a lot of 240V heating elements mounted in keggles.

Has anybody mounted 120V elements in one?

If it will work, I am thinking of adding two 2000 watt water heater elements to the bottom side of my keggle.

Will that work?

What size holes will I need to drill?



 
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Old 04-06-2010, 03:14 PM   #2
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should work just fine... you'll just need to make sure you have 2 separate circuits for them or one, beefy 120V outlet in terms of amps (40 amps i believe for 2 x 2000W).



 
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Old 04-06-2010, 03:20 PM   #3
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should work just fine... you'll just need to make sure you have 2 separate circuits for them or one, beefy 120V outlet in terms of amps (40 amps i believe for 2 x 2000W).
I'm using two 2000 watt heatsticks for the boil now, on two separate 20A circuits (sticks each draw about 17.5A).

Just thinking of moving the elements into the keggle.

 
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Old 04-06-2010, 03:23 PM   #4
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is this going to be in addition to flame or in lieu of flame? if it's in addition, be aware of wiring near heat sources. other than that, measure twice and cut once. you can make a hole bigger, but rarely can you make it smaller easily

 
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Old 04-06-2010, 03:30 PM   #5
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is this going to be in addition to flame or in lieu of flame? if it's in addition, be aware of wiring near heat sources. other than that, measure twice and cut once. you can make a hole bigger, but rarely can you make it smaller easily
With 4kw, I don't need flame!

Anybody know the hole size?

 
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Old 04-06-2010, 03:34 PM   #6
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1.25" is the diameter needed for a heating element. You going weldless? Bargainfittings.com has a SS nut for them for a good price.
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With 4kw, I don't need flame!
well... that really depends on the boil size

 
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well... that really depends on the boil size
Took about 24 minutes to boil over 12 gallons Sunday.

 
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1.25" is the diameter needed for a heating element. You going weldless? Bargainfittings.com has a SS nut for them for a good price.
Is the nut that comes with the element zinc, or chrome?

 
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Is the nut that comes with the element zinc, or chrome?
Elements don't come with nuts (at least that I've seen). The hot water heater they're meant for is threaded.


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