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Old 10-16-2012, 11:51 PM   #1
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Is there a triclamp element adapter plate that would fit the element?

I have adapters that say "will fit standard water heater element" but havent had much luck finding out what that size would be.

 
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Old 10-17-2012, 01:39 AM   #2
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I used these, they are 2". I think any element that screws in will fit.

http://www.hillbillystills.com/Heati...ate_p/hecp.htm

5500w camco ripple elements fit through them no problem. You have to get creative covering up the connection though. Someone on here had a neat idea mounting them which I copied. I welded the adapters through a steel cover plate for a jbox, which covers the connections nicely and makes the ground easy to deal with too. Just wire the ground to the jbox. If I did it over I would have used a cut piece of steel for the cover, the regular plates are thin and easy to warp while welding.






 
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Old 10-17-2012, 01:52 AM   #3
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I think the camco element and most of the adapters are only 1 inch. Im looking for an adapter that is for 1 1/4"

 
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Old 10-17-2012, 01:55 AM   #4
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What is called 1" NPT actually measures 1 1/4". Just like 1/2" NPT requires a 7/8" hole.

 
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Old 10-17-2012, 02:48 AM   #5
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They do make 1 1/4" npt elements. Are you sure it's not a 1" element?
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Old 10-17-2012, 01:34 PM   #6
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It specifically says 1 1/4" npt
http://www.ebay.ca/itm/200816740252?...84.m1423.l2649

I have found some tri clamp to 1 1/4 adapters online but they are about $150.00. WOW!
I assume its due to being a custom to-order product.

I am thinking that apping a whole into a tri clamp cap prob wont work due to not having room for the triclamp or enough threads
Do you think if i bought the item you have and then have it drilled out to 1 1/4 npt would work?
Maybe ill stop by a local welder and see what they say.

Thanks for the pics mateob, thats a pretty badass setup!

 
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Old 10-17-2012, 04:44 PM   #7
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These triclamp element guards recently discounted to $36 + shipping

http://www.stilldragon.com/element-g...-adapters.html

 
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Old 10-17-2012, 06:56 PM   #8
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I'd ask the seller to actually measure the OD of the threads. If they say they measure 1-1/4" OD then it's actually 1" NPT.
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Old 10-17-2012, 11:23 PM   #9
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There is enough thickness for threads in a 2" cap given 0 pressure. I did it that way but now you have great options as others have linked.

 
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Old 10-18-2012, 07:32 PM   #10
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These triclamp element guards recently discounted to $36 + shipping

http://www.stilldragon.com/element-g...-adapters.html
Thats a great price for this......i unfortunately just paid signifigantly more than this at brewers hardware..........
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