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Hot Pod Kettle Element Enclosure 2ETC4S - TC2" Enclosure w/clamp, gasket, and 2" TC Radiused Solder Flange
Hot Pod Kettle Element Enclosure 2ETC4S - TC2" Enclosure w/clamp, gasket, and 2" TC Radiused Solder Flange


 
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Description
 
Electric Kettle Enclosure with 2" TC flange, gasket, clamp and Solder-On TC .

This specific unit features an enclosure with a 2" TC (triclover) solder on flange. It assumes you want to use silver bearing solder to attach the included 2" TC radius face flange to your vessel. We have other kits with various accessories included elsewhere on this site.


General info for all TC (triclover) based 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. Our design solves both of these problems in an aesthetically pleasing and functionally adequate way. We have several options depending on whether you want to weld, solder or use gaskets to install your heating elements.
What's included with all enclosure options:
  • Screw-together canister with ground screw and cord grip.
  • 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).
Note!! electric heating element is NOT included with ANY of these kits.


The only option you need to choose is the cord grip side at the back of the enclosure.
  • The "small" is appropriate for 120 volt usage and SO/SJ cord such as 14/3 with a max diameter or .5".
  • The LARGE is appropriate for 240v use and SJ/SO cords such as 10/3 with a max diameter or .75".
The interior hole of the flange measures approximately 1-7/8" so the hole you will need to drill in your vessel is between 1-13/16" and 2".

Instructions
  • Soldering Notes: After drilling or punching the hole in your vesselscuff up the contact areas of both the vessel and the flange using some 100" grit sandpaper then wipe off residue with solvent on a rag. Apply acid flux such as Harris Stay Clean Liquid flux to both surfaces. Lay the flange centered over the hole ensuring that the radius in the flange most closely follows that of the vessel (You may want to mark top and bottom with indexing marks on top of the TC flange to make this easier). Once you are happy with placement, use small C-clamps inserted through the hole to firmly clamp the flange in place and to draw in any gaps due to radius mismatch. Using an LP or MAPP torch, warm the vessel walls first keeping the flame moving, avoiding the flange for a few minutes. Then concentrate the heat on the TC flange itself, avoiding burning the flux as much as possible. The ideal temperature is reached when your solder melts when applied to the joint between the flange and vessel and NOT when the solder wire is directly heated by your flame. Solder should be quite liquid and start drawing into the gap. Work the solder around the entire flange, reheating the flange briefly as necessary. This process is shown in a instructional video at the bottom of this page.

    Disclaimer: Soldering is not horribly challenging, but you should be moderately handy if you're going to attempt this. If you've never soldered copper plumbing with success before, you may want to do some practicing first. Acid flux is dangerous to handle and the fumes are toxic. Please use a respirator and/or solder outside or in a well ventilated area. Torches make things very hot! DUH... typical silver bearing solders with 3-6% silver content melt just under 500F and the flange will stay hot for several minutes after you remove the heat. Just be careful!

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Works as expected April 26, 2017
Reviewer: Alexander Kaul from Terrace, BC Canada  
Shiny and works :), all i needed was a set of pliers and a heat gun to affix the o-terminals to the wire and heat shrink everything.

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Hi quality product February 21, 2017
Reviewer: Pascal Cloutier from Repentigny, QC Canada  
The markmenship of this product is even better that we expected.

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