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Old 04-10-2012, 11:33 PM   #61
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What do you guys think of this design? I was thinking about something like this for my setup which I am currently building.(http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f170/jus...6/#post3951391)

This setup would use 2 high temp silicon O-Rings and a Nut inside the kettle. The electrical box would have a 1.25" hold punched and be on the THREADED side of the element using the 2nd o-ring to make a seal. This design should be water tight from the inside and outside of the kettle.

O-RINGS: http://www.highgravitybrew.com/Produ...g-157p3505.htm
INSIDE NUT: http://www.highgravitybrew.com/Produ...t-157p2652.htm

RED: O-RINGS
BLACK: Electrical Box
GREEN: Inside Nut
BLUE: Kettle Wall

EDIT: As an alternative the 2nd O-RING could be moved down 1 layer so it is inside the electric box.


 
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Old 04-10-2012, 11:42 PM   #62
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Not good. There is nothing preventing the wort from traveling along the threads from inside the kettle to inside your electrical box.

 
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Old 04-10-2012, 11:56 PM   #63
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Here's my latest installation, it uses Kal's o-ring inside washer method (blichmann) as he described in this thread. The element is 2000w 120v, and I've added a toggle switch. The box is an extension ring, not an actual box. This is thinner.
No silicone, nothing but the oring and metal-to-metal seating. I was able to tighten it down all the way, flattening the kettle wall.
The bolts run through the box extension holding the two covers and gaskets together on either side.

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Old 04-11-2012, 12:02 AM   #64
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Is that your BK? What's the stir bar for?

 
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Old 04-11-2012, 01:12 AM   #65
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I run a slow recirculation with the mash tun, and the stirring helps me keep the temps straight in the BK, which is acting as a rims heater. Bit more details here
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Old 04-15-2012, 02:47 AM   #67
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As much as I love DIY, I couldn't pass up on these tri-clover adapters from Brewers Hardware. I don't have the tools or skills to do all the machining like they did. Can't wait to get them wired up.

 
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Old 04-15-2012, 02:51 AM   #68
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As much as I love DIY, I couldn't pass up on these tri-clover adapters from Brewers Hardware. I don't have the tools or skills to do all the machining like they did. Can't wait to get them wired up.
Please post back with the final on this!!

 
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Old 04-15-2012, 11:00 AM   #69
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As much as I love DIY, I couldn't pass up on these tri-clover adapters from Brewers Hardware. I don't have the tools or skills to do all the machining like they did. Can't wait to get them wired up.
Are you just going to weld them in? whats your plan?

 
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Old 04-15-2012, 12:02 PM   #70
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As much as I love DIY, I couldn't pass up on these tri-clover adapters from Brewers Hardware. I don't have the tools or skills to do all the machining like they did. Can't wait to get them wired up.
I saw these a couple weeks ago and thought they looked perfect. What has your experience been?

 
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