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.