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Old 12-03-2010, 07:16 PM   #1
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Default Element Install in a 1/2 Keg

I have a half keg (30L/7.5 Gal) and was looking to install an element into it weldless style but where I want the element there are curves in the keg at that point? Any idea on how to keep my element low and still get a tight fit on the lock nut/element? Can I try and hammer out a flat spot?

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Old 12-03-2010, 08:09 PM   #2
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are you referring the keg "roundness" or a "ripple" going around the keg? My element seals find just above where the skirt is welded on.


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It's a ripple, and the keg doesn't "flatten" out until almost mid way up the keg.
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Don't know what you'll do with a weldless option. Consider having a welder weld the nut to the keg flat. he should be able to fill in the gap I'd imagine.
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Yeah, that seems like the route i'm going to have to take.
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You must have a quarter barrel.
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You must have a quarter barrel.
good call, i caught the half keg, and missed the 7.5 gallon. It's a 1/4.
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I installed a spa heating element in my quarter barrel instead of a water heater element. I drilled two holes for the element in the bottom of the keg. The beauty of this type of element is it is a weldless type, drill the holes, install and it's done.

You can see a bad picture of it in post #220 of the "Soldering Stainless steel" mega thread in this forum.

Here is a picture of the type of element I used - http://cgi.ebay.com/Hot-Tub-Spa-Heat...item7dbbd02749


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