Anyone ever try to make one of the Brewers Hardware 1/1.5" triclamp element adapters (here
) weldless by using a tri-clamp to male NPT fitting (here
)? Pass the threads through a hole in the kettle, seal it up with a 1.5" locknut and silicone washer; maybe one on either side. Basically, a bigazz weldless fitting.
Just curious if anyone has tried it, and what the drawbacks might be.
Assuming that's not possible - anyone know a good welder in the DC area? What does it usually cost to have a 1.5" tri clamp fitting welded on?