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Old 01-15-2013, 03:37 AM   #1
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I am getting ready to take the step and punch a hole my 10 gallon polar ware and trying to see if there is a height that people have found best?

I was thinking about 2 inches off the bottom?



 
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Old 01-15-2013, 04:05 AM   #2
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I would do the lowest possible while still being able to screw the element in and getting a good seal for the coupling/fitting on the pot.



 
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Old 01-15-2013, 06:03 AM   #3
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I would do the lowest possible while still being able to screw the element in and getting a good seal for the coupling/fitting on the pot.
Yup. Keep in mind your element housing as well. That's a big area if you're going the Kal method.

 
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Old 01-15-2013, 12:43 PM   #4
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Do you have a dip tube? False bottom? Bazooka tube? All those things need to be considered as well. Mount the element as low as possible without hitting any of those, or the element power box.
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