Coldbreak Brewing Giveaway - Winners Drawn!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > DIY Projects > Kettles, Mash Tuns, & Hot Liquor Tanks > I accidently punched way too big of a hole...
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 01-09-2012, 08:30 PM   #11
EarthBound
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Beer Capital of the World
Posts: 1,082
Liked 11 Times on 10 Posts
Likes Given: 88

Default

Back to the first dilemma, I suppose the reducing coupling idea would work, too, and not really impede the use of the conduit boxes, but I have to buy the coupling, and I already have the lock nut, so welding the lock nut seems like a better choice. I think that's what I'm gonna go for.


__________________
"You can do anything you set your mind to when you have vision, determination, and an endless supply of beer."
EarthBound is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2012, 08:40 PM   #12
sv_1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Concord, Ca
Posts: 67
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by EarthBound View Post
That is actually probably a better idea than the sheet metal! There would be a few little gaps to fill, but it's definitely feasible. I think it would still work with my conduit boxes, as well. We may have a winner...

I do not have male plugs. Why do you ask?
'Cause I thought you were planning on building 240v cattle prods, but I had to ask to see if I misunderstood

The locknuts I just welded up were 1.735, so I bet you'll be alright with little to no gap.


sv_1 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2012, 10:19 PM   #13
bcraun
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
Posts: 3
Default

I've plugged holes in keggles before using various sizes of hex head plugs. In your case, just find a 1-11/16" plug (1.6875") and use a silicone o-ring with lock nut on the inside and/or outside of the vessel wall for a nice, watertight seal.
bcraun is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2012, 01:37 AM   #14
EarthBound
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Beer Capital of the World
Posts: 1,082
Liked 11 Times on 10 Posts
Likes Given: 88

Default

Problem solved. Just got home from my buddy's chopper shop. The locknuts have been TIG welded to the outside of the keggles. Yes, I botched two of them. There were no gaps to fill. I said it once, and I'll say it again...

It pays to have skilled friends who like good beer.

Now it's time to work on those outlets...
__________________
"You can do anything you set your mind to when you have vision, determination, and an endless supply of beer."
EarthBound is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2012, 05:51 AM   #15
EarthBound
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Beer Capital of the World
Posts: 1,082
Liked 11 Times on 10 Posts
Likes Given: 88

Default

Thank you everyone for your input... especially on the cattle prod project.
__________________
"You can do anything you set your mind to when you have vision, determination, and an endless supply of beer."
EarthBound is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2012, 05:03 PM   #16
Exayu
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Bloomington, IN
Posts: 8
Default

I did the exact same thing for my HLT. Though I am using a 5 gallon cooler. Any sugestions on how to fix that?
Exayu is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2012, 09:44 PM   #17
stlbeer
Senior Member
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
stlbeer's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Fenton, MO
Posts: 946
Liked 37 Times on 36 Posts
Likes Given: 92

Default

Welding spuds from Bobby M at brewhardware.com.

http://www.brewhardware.com/fittings/120-spuds


__________________
My RIMS eBrewery build
stlbeer is offline
EarthBound Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
using a hole saw to drill a pot tkone Kettles, Mash Tuns, & Hot Liquor Tanks 26 01-20-2010 01:22 AM
Tap Tower - New Hole jtrainer Kegerators and Keezers 6 10-09-2009 12:34 AM
Keg Hole Dimension BuckyBrewing Kettles, Mash Tuns, & Hot Liquor Tanks 6 09-26-2009 03:37 AM
plugging a hole in MLT android Kettles, Mash Tuns, & Hot Liquor Tanks 14 06-10-2009 09:59 PM
Hole size big supper Kettles, Mash Tuns, & Hot Liquor Tanks 6 03-26-2009 08:03 PM


Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS