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Old 07-26-2011, 08:37 PM   #31
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It is threaded in and bumps up against a hi-temp rubber washer. Teflon tape on the threads. I think it is much more secure than some of the home engineered ones people have built. No offense to the very talented home engineers.

 
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Old 07-26-2011, 09:16 PM   #32
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Ah, thanks for the answer. I was assuming that the female threaded portion was the case but couldn't tell from any of the pictures. Cheers!

 
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Old 07-30-2011, 05:37 PM   #33
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As requested here are some pics of the Tri-Clamp element.

A homebrewer on Kal's site was using these adapters and saying that they weren't waterproof, and a PITA to remove and undo the grounding screw. Have you had a test run with the element to see how waterproof they are?

 
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Old 08-07-2011, 02:40 AM   #34
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Well we returned from Chicago this week and I finally got some more done on the panel. The biggest PITA so far was cutting the holes in the control panel for the outlets. I literally split it into two nights and used about 3oz of cutting oil. I only used the removable piece and there was not enough room for the temp outlets. I ended up putting them on the side of the box. I was able to get a bunch of scrap Stainless tubing from work and hopefully I will have time to break out the welder tomorrow and start building the stand. The march pumps and CF chiller arrived this week so I do not need much more to finish.

During our visit to Chicago I picked up the conical I bought on the classified here a couple of months ago and now I am motivated to get everything done to do the first batch.










 
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Old 08-07-2011, 02:47 AM   #35
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looking awesome. thanks for all of the photos.

 
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Old 08-08-2011, 02:47 PM   #36
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Those pics should be on the 'how big should my panel be' thread, LOL... gives a great representation of what kind of space is needed on the outside, let alone the indside..

 
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Old 08-14-2011, 02:51 AM   #37
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I finally got started on the stand today. I got a bunch of stainless tubing that had already been welded and used those to design a basic stand. My oldest Son was helping me cut the pieces. I had never welded stainless before but having not welded for several years I was pleased with how it turned out. I will be cutting the aluminum tomorrow so it will be on the top and the shelf. I will post pics once I have the pumps and CF chiller installed. Hopefully next weekend.

The last picture is why you where boots and not running shoes when working with steel that is heavy. I had welded the sides and had everything put together to ensure it was square when the side fell over and landed perfectly on my big toe.









 
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Old 08-15-2011, 08:17 PM   #38
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That triclamp heating element looks awesome! I have to agree that having one of those on the boil kettle would be far easier for clean up. I might consider upgrading one of these days. I think it would be worth the extra cost to be able to just undo a TC and pull out the whole element so I can drag the pot to the sink for clean up.

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Old 12-06-2013, 04:09 AM   #39
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Love the way the element looks with the tc. Can I ask where you got all the parts to do that??
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Old 12-06-2013, 08:30 PM   #40
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Love the way the element looks with the tc. Can I ask where you got all the parts to do that??
Not the exact same, but definitely will get the job done

http://www.brewhardware.com/rimsherm...6-elementparts

 
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