Electric Kettle Element Install Enclosure, Bare Enclosure for Weldless Installs with 1" NPSL Grooved Locknut and silicone o-ring.
This version of Brewhardware's Hot Pod enclosure system is used to protect the electrical terminals and provide a ground location for electric heating elements that will install with a 1" lock-nut and silicone o-ring. Includes a lock-nut and o-ring.
Installing a heating element in this method is semi-permanent since it is not advisable to remove the element frequently as the gasket will need replacement often. You will have to clean your vessels with the element remaining in place (with the electrical cord still attached). The element enclosure is not fully waterproof so it is not recommend to submerge the exterior of your pot or fully spray it down.
General info for all electrical enclosures:
The matter of enclosing the electrical connection of your heating element has long been the shortcoming of many Do-It-Yourself element installs. Many solutions relied on "potting" the exposed connections with silicone or epoxy which was a bit more permanent than practical. In addition to shielding the connections, another challenge is providing an earth ground point on the metal pieces. Brewhardware's design solves both of these problems.
What's included with all enclosure options:
Screw-together canister with ground screw and cord grip. The cord grip can accommodate portable "SJ" cord ranging from 14/3 up to 10/3.
Electrical Connection Parts: One pair of crimp-on ring terminals to connect your cord (up to 10 gauge wire) to the element, and a single ring terminal to attach an earth ground to the canister, a couple pieces of shrink wrap tubing (shrink it over your crimp terminals with a lighter or heat gun).
Note: The weldless heating element kit does not include the heating element, which is sold separately.