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Old 04-23-2013, 03:28 AM   #11
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The new connectors work. Here are some pics if you're curious what they look like. The three versions are:

Plastic that works = 1/2" Arlington LPCG507
(http://www.amazon.com/Arlington-Indu...lington+strain)

Metal the works = 1/2" Arlington LPCG507Z (http://www.amazon.com/Arlington-Indu...lington+strain)

Metal that doesn't work = 3/4" Arlington LPCG5757Z (http://www.amazon.com/Arlington-Indu...lington+strain)


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Old 04-25-2013, 04:57 PM   #12
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Sweet. You have any of the metal ones you want to unload?


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Old 04-25-2013, 07:22 PM   #13
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No more metal connectors. They were swept up right away. Sorry.
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Old 04-26-2013, 11:04 PM   #14
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PG16 cable glands also work well with the still dragon element housings and 10/3 wire.
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Old 04-27-2013, 08:00 PM   #15
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I went with the plastic ones from Arlington. I pickled up two at Grainger for less than $6. I'm a happy camper.

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Old 04-30-2013, 07:33 PM   #16
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PG16 cable glands also work well with the still dragon element housings and 10/3 wire.
They should work with the wire but I don't think they'll fit through the hole in the still dragon kit. The OD of the threads is 22.5 mm which is approximately 0.93". This is dimension D1 here:
http://www.cableglandsdirect.com/pg16.html

The hole size in the adapter is for a 1/2" conduit so the actual diameter should (I haven't measured) be 7/8" or 0.875".

I don't have any PG16 cable glands and haven't tried them with the still dragon kit but I don't think they would work.
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Old 04-30-2013, 07:55 PM   #17
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They should work with the wire but I don't think they'll fit through the hole in the still dragon kit. The OD of the threads is 22.5 mm which is approximately 0.93". This is dimension D1 here:
http://www.cableglandsdirect.com/pg16.html

The hole size in the adapter is for a 1/2" conduit so the actual diameter should (I haven't measured) be 7/8" or 0.875".

I don't have any PG16 cable glands and haven't tried them with the still dragon kit but I don't think they would work.
they work fine. I have them installed on mine. the hole is actually oversized for 1/2" conduit
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Old 04-30-2013, 08:12 PM   #18
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Perfect. Glad to hear the pg16 works. That definitely would have been a cheaper option.
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Old 05-18-2013, 11:22 PM   #19
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I emailed them to ask if they had heard of the problem and they hadn't. I followed up and let them know what I found.
They sure had heard about it because I posted it on their forum and emailed directly with them about it: http://forum.moderndistiller.com/vie...tart=20#p16748
Other than the Strain Relief and maybe the ground lug I have been very happy with it. I replaced the existing Strain Relief with the Arlington Industries 'LPCG50-1' (bought locally at a ACE hardware store) and much happier!

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