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Old 01-30-2013, 01:47 AM   #1
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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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Old 01-30-2013, 11:07 PM   #4
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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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Old 01-31-2013, 05:58 PM   #5
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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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Old 02-01-2013, 01:53 AM   #6
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bump

 
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Old 02-01-2013, 02:59 AM   #7
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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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Old 02-01-2013, 06:07 AM   #8
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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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