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Old 07-26-2010, 09:53 PM   #1
Aug 2009
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Hi Guys,
I am in the process of building an Electric HLT out of a Igloo 10 gallon round water Cooler. I am installing 2- 1500w elements and am using the 1' lock nut with o-ring (Bargain to secure it, For the life of me I can not get the lock nut to thread on to the water heater element, any tips or tricks?? This is getting frustrating!!!


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Old 07-26-2010, 09:57 PM   #2
May 2009
Aurora, CO
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It should be pretty easy. Where did you get the heating elements from? Perhaps they are a different thread type?

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Old 07-27-2010, 05:45 AM   #3
Apr 2010
San Jose
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Are you trying to go through anything in addition to a thin wall of plastic? I had problems when I was trying to do what they show on and had to change the setup so there was only a keg wall between the element and the silicon washer

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