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Old 12-29-2011, 11:56 PM   #21
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Shipping for a 15gal is a flat $25 and $15 for a 10gal (if I'm not mistaken). You can order with me via email for a better rate.
Wish I had seen this before ordering. Oh well. I'm looking forward to getting it. I'll let everyone know what I think once I've brewed a batch or two in it.

 
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Old 12-30-2011, 02:55 PM   #22
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Are these the regular prices? Or sale prices?

 
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Old 12-30-2011, 11:37 PM   #23
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Would you be able to put in a coupler to thread in a water heater element? Say in a 15 gal pot with 2 couplers. price? local pickup of course (I love Wisconsin)

I'm looking at going electric and I'd love to stay with everything welded.
I've been looking into that for awhile now. The main problem is that water heater elements are straight threaded and nobody makes a 1" straight thread coupler; everything is tapered. So to answer you're question at the moment no I can't.

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Old 01-01-2012, 07:42 PM   #24
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Haven't guys had success using a 1" half coupler for the elements?
Might be a little more tricky for welding though, smaller fitting to work with.
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Old 01-04-2012, 09:10 PM   #25
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Spike,

Have you looked at using a 1" nut instead of the half coupler? I see that it's been done here. http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f170/sol...ctures-207317/

 
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Old 01-05-2012, 03:18 AM   #26
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Have you looked at using a 1" nut instead of the half coupler? I see that it's been done here. http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f170/sol...ctures-207317/
I have seen that and it's great for a back yard set up. I don't know if I'd feel comfortable with that. I'd really like to find a 1" NPS coupler though.
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Old 01-05-2012, 08:09 AM   #27
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How much to add aditional couplers in different spots say for a recirc or whirlpool, or herms. Also price and shipping breaks if someone orders more than one pot? Say 3?

Last question: how closely does the steamer fit into the bottom if you were to use it as the foundation of a false bottom?
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Old 01-05-2012, 10:40 PM   #28
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How much to add aditional couplers in different spots say for a recirc or whirlpool, or herms. Also price and shipping breaks if someone orders more than one pot? Say 3?

Last question: how closely does the steamer fit into the bottom if you were to use it as the foundation of a false bottom?
$15/ coupler and I can work out shipping breaks if you would buy 3. The false bottom fits pretty tightly around the diameter of the kettle and sits about 2.5" from the bottom. I've had customers lay a stainless screen over it and use it as a false bottom with great results.
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Old 01-06-2012, 02:35 AM   #29
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[QUOTE=SpikeBrewing;3613906]I've been looking into that for awhile now. The main problem is that water heater elements are straight threaded and nobody makes a 1" straight thread coupler; everything is tapered. So to answer you're question at the moment no I can't.

I can get you the coupler to weld in if you want. I am sure you can do it. It doesn't have to be straight taper, with the ring, it is sealed quite well. Keep the heat on the fitting, for awhile, no secrets. Heat the mass, and then get the kettle to join. No big deal.

 
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Old 01-07-2012, 01:50 AM   #30
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Spike,

Are these kettles covered by any kind of warranty?

 
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