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Old 01-30-2013, 01:47 AM   #1
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Default Dimple Megapot 1" and 1.5"

First is it possible? Im looking to weld 1" and 1.5" triclovers onto a 25 gal megapot from Northernbrewer. I just dont want to tear the side of the pot.


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Old 01-30-2013, 06:59 AM   #2
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Of course. Why wouldn't it be possible?


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Old 01-30-2013, 05:40 PM   #3
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I guess my concern is to rip the pot because of the thickness. What size hole would you recommend before I pull a 1" and 1.5"?
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Hole size to match the id of the tc ferrule. If your welding, what is this about dimpling?
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well im pulling a tc from the inside, and welding a tc to the otherside outside the kettle. Its just much easier to weld them together and guarantee and sanitary fitting. I have done it on a keggle no with problems. Just on a thicker megapot it concerns me.
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It should be fine. I can't imagine the megapots are any thicker than sanke kegs (did not fact check this), but it has been successfully done on those, take a peek at the soldering stainless thread
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purge it with argon on the inside and make sure you have good penetration if you are tig welding. You should have nothing to worry about.


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