Originally Posted by Jester
Do you have any links or more pictures of how you wired them up?
I am terrible at taking pics of my builds; when I photograph them things that I jinx it.
I did the JB Weld 'potting' method. Just bought 1" PVC couplers to fit the elements and then put a wrap of scotch tape to hold it to the element base during gluing. Wired up my cords, being careful to pull out the ground for later and keep the cord mostly centered in the base. Each cord got a full package (both tubes) of JB weld. I did not use acetone. Pour JB weld, use a toothpick to purge the air then let dry overnight.
I used the Harbor Freight knockout punch set to punch the keg holes. They make a hole that's actually a bit big, but with an extra set of silicone O rings, the weldless kit from bargainfittings made them leak free. Most will use a step bit or hole saw for this step.
Drilled holes on the skirt for the ground, added solderless connectors and used small SS screws/nuts to secure.
I was in a rush so did not add switches. I am actually thinking of building a timer box with outlets and heavy duty timers shortly. This way, dough-in water is at the right temp when I wake up.
Also a great idea is to connect your brew rig ONLY to GFCI protected outlets.