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HotRod Heat Stick XL(Extra Long), DIY Kit (Hot Rod)
HotRod Heat Stick XL(Extra Long), DIY Kit (Hot Rod)

Our Price: $89.00

Quantity in Stock:7

Product Code: HOTRODXL

Hotrod Drop Tube Option:

This is the barebones kit version of our Hot Rod Heat Stick in a special EXTRA LONG version. If left straight, it stands 43 inches tall. If you have us bend it 90 degrees, it will clear a 38 inch deep vessel with the clamp sitting on the bottom. Finally, with a 170 degree bend, it will clear a pot sidewall of 34". Everything else about this unit is the same as the standard size unit.

This kit was our answer to all the DIY contraptions that use miscellaneous plumbing parts and various epoxies and sealants to make a leak free system. We've designed this from the ground up using 100% TIG welded 304 stainless steel. The heart of the system is the lower electrical enclosure which is based on 2" triclover flange. It allows for a wide open hole to make the electrical connections but also be reliably water tight. The most important part is the solidly welded ground lug that provides the important earth ground for safety.

What's included:

  • Main body consisting of the 2" TC canister with a long welded on vertical wire conduit. The top of the conduit has a 1/2" Female NPT bushing welded on and we also include a cord grip threaded in there.
  • 2" TC x 1" NPS adapter for threading in the heating element of your choice. This adapter is fully custom and includes a groove for the sealing oring to sit tight. We also include the TC clamp and gasket.
  • Various electrical ring terminals and ground connection hardware. You'll need to crimp these terminals to the wiring yourself unless you add the labor charge.
  • A hanging clamp that will hold the HotRod against the sidewall of your pot and keep it from flopping over. This clamp is height adjustable as it is just a tension clip.

What is NOT included:


We offer all these items on the website as well as a prewire labor charge if you'd like us to do that work. Alternatively we've created one or more prewired/preconfigured versions you can get in one click.

The only mods offered are whether the drop conduit is bent or not and how much of a bend it has.

Wire Notes: The drop conduit ID is large enough for 12/3 SJ style cord to pass through without or without the bend and without any mods to the cord. When using a higher wattage element like 4500 or 5500 watts, you'll be using 10/3 cable. That's when it gets interesting. You will have to strip the external jacket off the cable, as well as remove the packing twine in order to fit the three internal insulated conductors through the conduit. It's not difficult to do when the tube is left straight. If you want to use 10/3 cable and still want us to bend it, you'll have to get our cable and use the drop down "pull and prewire" under the hot rod labor item.

When selecting an element, keep in mind that the Hot Rod's enclosure adds about 2.5 inches of horizontal depth to whatever length the element is.

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5 of 5 My first step towards an electric brewery October 6, 2016
Reviewer: Frank Crociata from New Hartford, CT United States  
First I can't say enough good things about how the videos posted helped me make my decision about what to do.  Since I have multiple pots and am not ready to automate it made sense to get the hot rod for boiling and getting mash and sparge water to temp.  Everything arrived perfectly packed and w/o a scratch.  Again following posted directions I was able to wire the 5500W element and plug w/o difficulty.  As soon as I get a GFCI breaker for the outlet I'll be in business.  Can't wait!

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