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Old 02-24-2011, 02:34 AM   #51
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2-gang boxes come with screw in plugs. My 2-gang boxes had 4 holes.


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Aaaaaaah. That was too obvious for me, I guess. The best place to hide those screw in plugs from me is apparently in the box.

Many thanks. I should have this done in time to brew a nice english brown this weekend.

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Old 02-24-2011, 02:39 AM   #52
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Old 01-28-2012, 03:28 PM   #53
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I was researching an EHLT I am planning to build and found this thread.
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Old 01-28-2012, 04:27 PM   #54
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Mine is a SS lock nut welded onto a tri-clover cover plate. The element threads into that and the cover is simply a 1-1/4" PVC ell into which I made some cuts on the table saw. This makes slightly flexible "fingers" which grip the wrench flats of the element by way of the hose clamp. The cord end of the cover is a threaded bushing glued in and a 3/4" cable clamp screwed into that. The whole thing is easily removed for cleaning.
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Old 04-08-2012, 08:39 PM   #55
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Just finished my element covers/boxes. 2" TC X 1" NPS element plate from Hillbilly Stills soldered through 14ga stainless plate which in turn is bolted to water-tight box. Provides grounding point and covers element wiring inside the box. Cable strain relief on the side for my 10/3 cords and that's it.

Have to say, even it's going slow, the build is really fun.

Thanks to many from the forum for continuing inspiration.
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Old 04-09-2012, 09:15 PM   #56
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Electrical tape provides no insulation value, its only there to keep the ground wire as close to the power leads as possible so it doesnt get snagged on anything. The tape also matches the aesthetics of the rest of my brewhouse, which some would describe as "Ghetto-Fabolous"
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Just finished my element covers/boxes. 2" TC X 1" NPS element plate from Hillbilly Stills soldered through 14ga stainless plate which in turn is bolted to water-tight box. Provides grounding point and covers element wiring inside the box. Cable strain relief on the side for my 10/3 cords and that's it.

Have to say, even it's going slow, the build is really fun.

Thanks to many from the forum for continuing inspiration.
Kevin,

can you please post some more information regarding your build? How are you attaching the TC to the pot/keggle, and how are you securing the heating element inside the TC?
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Old 04-10-2012, 06:48 PM   #58
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Here's how I did mine. There are a few more pictures here:
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f170/keg...ml#post3408018







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Old 04-10-2012, 07:46 PM   #59
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I had a 2" triclamp ferrule welded to my Blichmann boil kettle and the 2" triclamp fitting in my box/cover is threaded for 1" NPS so element screws right into it and the whole thing is clamped to kettle.
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kevink...very nice!


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