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Old 03-06-2013, 06:03 AM   #21
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If you need something welded, I'm not too far away in IL. We can weld it up while you wait.

 
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Old 03-06-2013, 02:50 PM   #22
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if you buy the element guard kit from still dragon, you can fit a 5500W ULWD ripple into it. it's a tight fit, but not too bad. they're also cheaper than the brewers hardware element adapter

I have both, and they're both nice, just different setups
Yup, I have the still dragon and it works great! I use the 5500w ULWD ripple and it works, you just have to finagle the element into it a bit.
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Old 03-06-2013, 08:12 PM   #23
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Yup, I have the still dragon and it works great! I use the 5500w ULWD ripple and it works, you just have to finagle the element into it a bit.
Just a quick side question: What is the slit in the dry-side cap for?

 
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Old 03-07-2013, 02:59 AM   #24
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great threat so far.

Does anyone have pictures of their 2" setup on install.

I got all of the parts just need to pull the trigger and build it.

 
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Old 03-07-2013, 03:21 AM   #25
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Not sure if this helps at all, only pic I could find currently. I can probably post some pics of my element enclosures tomorrow (work in progress)
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Old 03-13-2013, 03:42 AM   #26
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AllanMar,
I am assuming that is a short 2" tri-clamp ferrule welded on the keg.

No issues with clearance?

 
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Old 03-13-2013, 09:54 AM   #27
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It's a "medium" ~7/8" long, and its dimpled and soldered. 1/2" (short) is likely to be too tight, unless you align the clamp in the perfect way.

 
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Old 03-14-2013, 03:41 AM   #28
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Did you dimple that yourself?

Did you purchase the cone to do it?

 
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Old 03-14-2013, 06:09 AM   #29
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Just a quick side question: What is the slit in the dry-side cap for?
In case it does get wet, the fluid has somewhere to drain.

 
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Old 03-14-2013, 10:00 AM   #30
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Here's my 1.5" setup from Brewer's Hardware. One mistake I made - had the ferrule welded on too low (done before the enclosure arrived because I was like a kid on Christmas Eve and couldn't wait!). Was trying to get the element as low in the kettle as possible since I BIAB 5 gal batches in an 11 gal kettle and wanted as much clearance as possible for my false bottom.

Anyway - the cap on the 1.5" is considerably larger than the diameter of the enclosure itself. Just be aware of that and place the ferrule appropriately. My fault for jumping the gun, but I've accounted for it in the design for my new stand.








 
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