Black insulated keg as boiler

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Black insulated keg as boiler

Postby RC Al » Fri Oct 09, 2020 7:58 pm

Got onto a couple of these, mine are a bit rattier, but look the same

Has anyone had issues with the black stuff melting from a couple of 2200w elments mounted in one?

I doubt its an issue, but you know...
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Re: Black insulated keg as boiler

Postby bigcam » Fri Oct 09, 2020 8:12 pm

probably not a good idea :?
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Re: Black insulated keg as boiler

Postby Doubleuj » Mon Oct 12, 2020 6:34 am

What is the black stuff? Rubber?
If it is rubber I reckon it would be ok, :think: the wash will never get above 100 deg and it’s only on the outside
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Re: Black insulated keg as boiler

Postby wynnum1 » Mon Oct 12, 2020 9:22 am

Not an open flame so probably be OK but may start to decompose over time from heat and start to break up.
Could possibly use more insulation to save electricity.
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Re: Black insulated keg as boiler

Postby The Stig » Mon Oct 12, 2020 1:39 pm

Welding ferrules on will be a bitch
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Re: Black insulated keg as boiler

Postby wynnum1 » Mon Oct 12, 2020 2:00 pm

The Stig wrote:Welding ferrules on will be a bitch

Probably need to get blasted off with some type of sand blasting media to get a workable area to weld.
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Re: Black insulated keg as boiler

Postby RC Al » Mon Oct 12, 2020 5:54 pm

Thanks guys

I was hoping for a "used one for years" reply

Was only planning on 2x bolt in elements, so no welding

This is for a good friend who is a newby, so for the sake of an unknown risk, ill pass on possibly burning his house down and save it for storage or later experiments in my outdoor use area for now :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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