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Old 05-15-2012, 06:06 PM   #1
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I thought about going with Kal's heating element build, but SWMBO took my "fun money" away. So, I utilized what I had laying around in the garage with a minor trip to the hardware store. Here's what I came up with.






It's a bit hard to see, but I drilled a hole to accommodate a grounding screw.















I used JB Weld to connect the element to the PVC coupling. I also filled the inside of the coupling (after the wires were in place) with silicone to help stabilize and waterproof.

 
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Old 05-15-2012, 08:14 PM   #2
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That's almost EXACTLY how I mounted mine. Instead of the grounding bolt, I just fed the ground wire through the tiny hole. But all in all, it's been working out great for me.

Good luck!

 
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Old 05-15-2012, 09:58 PM   #3
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I was doing something similar but could not come up with a good way to ground the element/kettle. How are you planning on using the grounding screw you have poking out of the side?

 
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Old 05-16-2012, 03:12 AM   #4
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Msexton:
I plan on connecting the heating element screw to the screw I plan on welding on the keg by a grounding wire.

 
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Old 05-16-2012, 01:50 PM   #5
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Ah that makes sense. I was trying to think of a way that did ot involve welding.

 
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Old 05-16-2012, 04:54 PM   #6
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Ah that makes sense. I was trying to think of a way that did ot involve welding.
You could also use an alligator clip and just clip the grounding wire to the bottom of the keg.

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