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Old 05-15-2011, 06:13 PM   #1
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I'm converting from propane to electric, Sooo.......I finished all my drilling and used Kal's way of putting the element in. I just have one problem. I can't get the nut to screw on the end of the element.

Seriously need some help here. Don't want to Wreck my keggle. Any ideas?

 
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Old 05-15-2011, 06:49 PM   #2
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Is it not threading properly, or you can't get a wrench on it? What about a heater element wrench? Not sure if it would fit, but you could take the nut to the home depot and see before you buy the wrench. Where in Boston are you? I'm out in Wakefield. I have an e-brewery that uses heaststicks- moving to e-keggle, etc soon.

 
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Old 05-15-2011, 07:00 PM   #3
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I have it through the junction box and the keggle wall. It won't thread due to it not being long enough. I'm in roslindale.

 
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Old 05-15-2011, 07:15 PM   #4
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Just a suggestion because I did this myself but the element ships with a black rubber gasket at the base of the element that needs to be removed. I didn't even notice it when I went to put my elements in and ran into the same problem. It was a Homer Simpson "doh" moment when I realized there was a rubber gasket on there that was causing my issues.

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Old 05-15-2011, 07:45 PM   #5
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Yeah, I took off the gasket. I think I need to make the hole in the j-box bigger so I can get another 1/8 of an inch. I dunno.

 
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Old 05-15-2011, 11:06 PM   #6
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Aren't Keggle walls thicker than the blichmann kettles that Kal uses? That may be part of the problem? If I were you I would have a 1" half coupler welded on to the side of the keggle instead. That's how I did mine and I'm glad I don't have to worry about leaky gaskets or problems such as above. Its pretty cheap to get done.

 
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Old 05-16-2011, 01:08 PM   #7
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I was able to get my elements installed in my keggels. Which elements are you using?

 
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Old 05-16-2011, 01:22 PM   #8
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Camco 5500 watt element. I realized I made the hole in the jbox and face plate the same size. So I made the hole on the jbox bigger. We'll see if that works.

 
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Old 05-16-2011, 01:24 PM   #9
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Aren't Keggle walls thicker than the blichmann kettles that Kal uses? That may be part of the problem? If I were you I would have a 1" half coupler welded on to the side of the keggle instead. That's how I did mine and I'm glad I don't have to worry about leaky gaskets or problems such as above. Its pretty cheap to get done.
+1. This is what I've done to my two kegs in anticipation of a future system. I hate weldless options.
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Old 05-16-2011, 01:25 PM   #10
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Yeah, that must be it.

I used the same element.

 
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