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Old 02-24-2012, 06:01 PM   #11
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ya those element holes should be 1 1/4" if you didnt know that already. I did mine with o-rings from mcmaster and an electrical box and blank cover from Lowes.

 
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Old 02-24-2012, 06:02 PM   #12
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if your going to have a panel, would you not prefer a panel mount fuse holder? I bought a couple and decided to use breakers instead.

something like this: http://www.ebay.com/itm/5-x-Panel-Mo...item3371be7b9b

 
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Old 02-24-2012, 06:37 PM   #13
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I looked at those and didn't know what would be neater. With those I would have 3 more wires running to the control panel door(I guess I could mount them on the side of the box though). They look like they might be easier to install though.

 
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Old 02-24-2012, 06:44 PM   #14
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I looked at those and didn't know what would be neater. With those I would have 3 more wires running to the control panel door(I guess I could mount them on the side of the box though). They look like they might be easier to install though.
Install them on the box not on the door. You will rarely need to replace a fuse.

 
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Old 02-24-2012, 06:44 PM   #15
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ya its just a matter of preference i suppose.

 
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Old 02-24-2012, 06:55 PM   #16
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ya those element holes should be 1 1/4" if you didnt know that already. I did mine with o-rings from mcmaster and an electrical box and blank cover from Lowes.
BE EXTRA CAREFUL IF YOU'RE GOING TO USE A CONDUIT PUNCH!

I used a 1-1/4" conduit punch which resulted in a 1-7/8" hole. That why I am all welded, now.

w00t!

 
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Old 02-24-2012, 07:28 PM   #17
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although its a bear you might want to use a hole saw. quite a bit cheaper but it is a lot harder to drill thru stainless. Just use some sort of lube and go slow

 
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Old 02-24-2012, 07:34 PM   #18
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I have access to a large drill press at my work. I used that to drill the other holes. I was able to use regular drill bits for the 7/8 and 9/16 holes but think I will use a step bit for the element holes. Where are you guys putting them on the keg?

 
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Old 02-24-2012, 08:03 PM   #19
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Mine are located opposite the other fittings.

 
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Old 02-24-2012, 08:41 PM   #20
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I have a pickup tube in there and those holes are already drilled. I guess I will have to wait until I have the element to drill those holes.

 
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