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Weldless Elements are temporarily out of stock

Postby Dominator » Sun Jun 16, 2013 12:49 pm

I agree CC. I have got a couple of these elements and I will vouch for their quality, they truly are top of the line. No wonder you can't keep any stock.
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Re: Weldless Elements are temporarily out of stock

Postby Linny » Thu Jun 20, 2013 8:09 pm

Ive decided to make a 70L mash tun, i will post what and how i go about it later ,,, but need to know if your getting stock in the next fortnight ?
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Re: Weldless Elements are temporarily out of stock

Postby MacStill » Fri Jun 21, 2013 10:31 am

Linny wrote:Ive decided to make a 70L mash tun, i will post what and how i go about it later ,,, but need to know if your getting stock in the next fortnight ?


I can't guarantee they'll be here by then, sorry.
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Re: Weldless Elements are temporarily out of stock

Postby Tsv Stiller » Fri Jun 21, 2013 10:57 am

Hey Mac,

I have screwed my budget for a couple of weeks and have to wait a month to get my electrical work done anyway.

Can you please put my name down for one of these weldless elements when they do come in? I assume one will do the job just take a while longer to get up to heat?

Cheers mate.
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Re: Weldless Elements are temporarily out of stock

Postby Linny » Fri Jun 21, 2013 1:01 pm

MacStill wrote:
Linny wrote:Ive decided to make a 70L mash tun, i will post what and how i go about it later ,,, but need to know if your getting stock in the next fortnight ?


I can't guarantee they'll be here by then, sorry.


No worries . I have a couple of items to get just sorting stuff out
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Re: Weldless Elements

Postby baysidebogan » Mon Oct 07, 2013 11:30 am

:handgestures-thumbupleft: Thanks Mac,and yes I`m getting it wired by a sparky
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Re: Weldless Elements

Postby MacStill » Mon Oct 07, 2013 12:06 pm

You're welcome mate, thanks for your support :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: Weldless Elements

Postby Woodsy71 » Sat Feb 15, 2014 7:49 am

Couple of quick questions,

Weldless or welded element. Which do you believe is a better option?

Regarding the weldless option, I take it there is no plug for these elements so what extras would i need to complete the electrical side of the install?

Also, what is the advantage/s of the guard for the element over running without one?

Thanks in advance

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Re: Weldless Elements

Postby Brendan » Sat Feb 15, 2014 8:53 am

Woodsy71 wrote:Couple of quick questions


Woodsy, as for weldless or welded, there is no real difference. I personally prefer to have the welded sockets, only because I see it as a slightly sturdier option. The weldless elements are held in by a nut against the wall of the boiler, where the welded are screwed in through the thread of a socket welded into the boiler. Functionally, I don't see any difference. I did run with weldless elements for a couple of years though and never had any problem.

For parts to complete the install, you will need some heavy gauge cable (15A or more), and a plug to put on the end of it (10 or 15A plug depending on what you're doing), and get a sparky to wire it up for you.

The guard is a safety issue, as it prevents live 240V/10A contacts and bare wires being exposed. It's also a shield for anything that may spill, which happens now and again in distilling, you will have a cover to protect the live wires, rather than some liquid splashing there and shorting the element contacts.
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Re: Weldless Elements

Postby kiwikeg » Sat Feb 15, 2014 10:22 am

I have several boilers including a welded element type and a weldless element boiler.
I now strongly prefer the type that have a ferrule welded to the boiler that the element triclamps onto.
Pros
Looks better
Stronger
Can pull elements out easily for inspection
Can use as drain when cleaning boiler

Cons
Needs access to welding gear
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Re: Weldless Elements

Postby MacStill » Thu Feb 27, 2014 3:10 pm

These weld less elements will soon be available in 3600w too :dance:
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Re: Weldless Elements

Postby Frothwizard » Thu Feb 27, 2014 5:53 pm

MacStill wrote:These weld less elements will soon be available in 3600w too :dance:


Wowsers.

Also lads, I've got 2 of the Weldless jobbies in my boiler...they have never failed, never leaked and never failed to boil the crap outta my wash.

I guarantee!!
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Re: Weldless Elements

Postby Brendan » Thu Feb 27, 2014 6:06 pm

Although I have welded sockets in my boiler, I wouldn't consider them a 'better' option and would be more than happy to have quality weldless elements. At the end of the day, they are both put through holes in the boiler and held in by thread, the only difference being the thread of a socket or a nut.

I only went to welded sockets after 'unwelcome advertiser' weldless elements, but have since purchased a few of these as backups or just to replace the others in my old boiler.

If anyone is tossing up between the two, I reckon the weldless ones might even be held in a bit stronger by the nut, as opposed to the few turns of thread in the socket. :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: Weldless Elements

Postby Smbjk » Thu Feb 27, 2014 6:17 pm

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0Uw0LvK7VR ... =c4-feed-u

Posted this the other day on my boiler build thread but thought it was appropriate. 30's flat and 2lt water was warm. Bloody good elements mac
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Re: Weldless Elements

Postby MacStill » Thu Feb 27, 2014 6:34 pm

I wished I used the bar type rather than the others when I was running plum wash full of sludge, skin & seeds :angry-banghead:

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Re: Weldless Elements

Postby Geeps » Thu Feb 27, 2014 9:15 pm

All in all if the product was shit i'm sure FSD would not be selling them in the first place :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: Weldless Elements

Postby MacStill » Mon Mar 17, 2014 5:52 pm

OK we've just recieved another shipment & all our elements are now back in stock, as are the new "weldless 3600w" elements" :D

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Re: Weldless Elements

Postby Andy » Mon Mar 17, 2014 6:17 pm

that is wicked mac!
maybes its time to get a 15amp power point :think:
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Re: Weldless Elements

Postby Clickeral » Wed Oct 08, 2014 9:30 pm

Sorry to bring up old threads but I am considering getting one of these with the guard kit (2400w) are these Ultra low density or even low density?

I have a 2400w Ultra low density already (weld in) and have no issue with burning my wash or wort when I do all grain etc

Just wanting to cut my heat up time down (can run 2 10amp circuits but no access to 15amp or higher :( )

Would also be nice to throw 3000-3600w at my 4" bubbler as I have issues keeping constant flow at 2400w as my cooling seems to be way to good haha

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Re: Weldless Elements

Postby MacStill » Tue Oct 21, 2014 10:59 am

Hi all,

Just a quick note to let everyone know the 2400w weldless elements are back in stock in limited numbers with guards, plenty are available without guards tho :handgestures-thumbupleft:

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