That's how things go around here, at a snail's pace...heheh. Well the 1.25 inch hole is drilled for the 5500 watt element. Used a step drill bit and a cordless drill on one of my keggles which will become a hot liquor tank of sorts. Didn't think it was going to cut it, but, with lots of oil I was able to do it in about 20 minutes I guess.
Tune in next year (ha ha) when I mount the element. At this rate I'll be done in 2020 ;-)
Next up, wiring. Here are the steps I'm thinking about.
- Mount 5500 watt element in 1.25 inch hole (1 inch hex nut, high temp o-ring, element, 1.5 inch rubber plumbing connection, PVC cap, 10/3 wire)
- Wire into a 30 amp double pole toggle switch encased in wet area switchbox.
- Wire into spa box with GFCI.
- Wire out more 10/3
- Add 3 prong dryer plug
I am not an electrician. This information is provided for discussion purposes only. Do not try this at home.