I made a heat stick tonight following the guide at cedarcreek. Here's a quick summary and two questions. After wiring and grounding I coated the connections with liquid electrical tape making several coatings. I then coated the connections with JB Weld, Applied JB Weld to the threads of the slip nut and tightened it. I filled in all gaps above the slip nut and below with JB Weld and then covered the grounding screw with JB weld.
1) Should I have coated so much of the OUTSIDE of the slip nut with JB Weld? Or was that supposed to be applied only to the threads? I have quite a lot of JB Weld on top of the slip nut to fill the gap between the 1" heating element and the 1 1/2 inch pipe.
2) Is it mandatory to use acetone to thin JB Weld enough to pour into the pipe and create a layer several inches thick inside the pipe? I can still do that if necessary. Not having acetone I just applied generously to the connections and the grounding nut.
Thanks for the info. Cheers!