DIY custom element guards.

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Re: DIY custom element guards.

Postby Doubleuj » Thu Mar 31, 2016 10:09 am

Mac, im hoping to knock something like this up on my keg boiler, i have two of your weldless elements. can you tell me if the thread on the element is 1 inch bsp please? if so, could i just substitute the nut for a stainless socket and do away with needing to weld the socket to the keg? ie just tighten it up as if it were the nut with the silicone ring inside the boiler?
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Re: DIY custom element guards.

Postby MacStill » Thu Mar 31, 2016 12:37 pm

Doubleuj wrote:Mac, im hoping to knock something like this up on my keg boiler, i have two of your weldless elements. can you tell me if the thread on the element is 1 inch bsp please? if so, could i just substitute the nut for a stainless socket and do away with needing to weld the socket to the keg? ie just tighten it up as if it were the nut with the silicone ring inside the boiler?
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Hey mate the thread is 1" BSP, I dont see why your suggestion wont work ;-)

Cheers,

Mac.
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Re: DIY custom element guards.

Postby Doubleuj » Thu Mar 31, 2016 1:17 pm

MacStill wrote:
Doubleuj wrote:Mac, im hoping to knock something like this up on my keg boiler, i have two of your weldless elements. can you tell me if the thread on the element is 1 inch bsp please? if so, could i just substitute the nut for a stainless socket and do away with needing to weld the socket to the keg? ie just tighten it up as if it were the nut with the silicone ring inside the boiler?
cheers


Hey mate the thread is 1" BSP, I dont see why your suggestion wont work ;-)

Cheers,

Mac.


:happy-partydance: cheers
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Re: DIY custom element guards.

Postby scythe » Thu Mar 31, 2016 5:25 pm

Thread is BSPT, not BSPP.
Or at least on my element it is.
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Re: DIY custom element guards.

Postby maddogpearse » Fri Apr 01, 2016 8:18 am

scythe wrote:Thread is BSPT, not BSPP.
Or at least on my element it is.

when it's only 3 threads long, it probably doesn't matter a stuff if it's tapered or parallel. the silicon seal will seal her up :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: V 1.1-2

Postby tenorbrew » Tue Jun 06, 2017 8:55 pm

Hi Mac,

Would a 50mm length of 50mm pipe be long enough for the body of the guard?
It's all I've got and scrappies in my area are loath to sell copper.

Cheers,

Tenorbrew


MacStill wrote:Here's a new version that's a little simpler & cheaper to put together :handgestures-thumbupleft:

2 X 50mm caps + 60mm of 50mm pipe + 2 rivets + a cable gland = $12 :happy-partydance:

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Re: V 1.1-2

Postby maddogpearse » Thu Jun 08, 2017 12:38 pm

tenorbrew wrote:Hi Mac,

Would a 50mm length of 50mm pipe be long enough for the body of the guard?
It's all I've got and scrappies in my area are loath to sell copper.

Cheers,

Tenorbrew


MacStill wrote:Here's a new version that's a little simpler & cheaper to put together :handgestures-thumbupleft:

2 X 50mm caps + 60mm of 50mm pipe + 2 rivets + a cable gland = $12 :happy-partydance:

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Yep, fine mate. Mine are 50 and have heaps of room. :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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