Hey you guys,
This is my first major DIY project. I have a sanke keg that I bought, and I'd like to see about converting it into an electric keggle. Main issue is, however, that I can't get a higher-voltage circuit guaranteed. Therefore, I'd like to run 2 separate 2000watt 120vac heating elements in the keggle. Any reason to avoid this, aside from electrical complexity (running it on two separate current-supplying circuits, dealing with switching two elements, etc)?
Other question: I already have the SS hardware to make a 1" nominal drain on the front, instead of the standard 1/2" nominal. Any reason to avoid this and go with the smaller size? Everything I have is going to be weldless. I'd like to put a 1" ball-valve on the drain and then a 1"x1.5" triclamp fitting on the front. I figure the only reason to go smaller would be to get a lesser flow rate, but I can accomplish that with partially opening the valve.
Last, what would be the cheapest way to get the >1.315 holes in the side of the keg? I have a stepper bit that goes up to 7/8", but what should i do beyond that? Anything cheaper than just buying a larger stepper bit?
So, does everything sound in order? Am I in the clear to go ahead and do this this weekend?