Im trying to figure out how to ground my 2000w element. It's going in unfortunately a aluminum 10g pot. I asked in another thread but to no reply. Please help don't want to just chance it. It will b thru the kettle. Attaching it close to the way it was in the Brutus 20. Thanks
i would like to keep it clean...no wires sticking out. could i solder it to the side of the heating element or maybe to the pot. dont really want to put a extra hole anywhere. will start on project tomorrow, i want to get this right and still look good. any thoughts
Personally I would not trust solder. I would drill and tap a hole in the base of the element for more of a mechanical connection. If you can't do that, maybe have someone weld a threaded lug to your kettle.
My RIMS element is grounded to the metal strap that holds it to my brew rig. Im in the process of making a EBK for my 2.5 gallon batches and im going to get a fender washer and drill a hole in it and attach it to that. so it would go element > lockwasher (with o-ring) > kettle > rubber washer the element comes with > washer that the ground goes to. Of course all of this will be enclosed as well with a piece of pvc.