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TRUE Weldless 1.5" TC Triclamp Bulkhead - STD up to 1/8" Wall
TRUE Weldless 1.5" TC Triclamp Bulkhead - STD up to 1/8" Wall


 
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The 1-1/2" Triclover (TC) weldless bulkhead flange allows you to add a TC port to any tank or kettle with absolutely no welding or soldering. Just drill a hole and tighten the locknut. Done!
The flange measures 2" like all other 1.5" TC ferrules, and the overall length is just under 1". The ID is 1-3/8 just like standard 1.5" weld ferrules. The short length of this ferrule makes it possible to use ripple style heating elements and not have the foldback make contact with the ferrule. These are extremely high quality pieces machined out of 304SS and polished to perfection (except for the locknut which is cast finish 304SS. Let's repeat this since we get the question constantly. YES! Ripple style elements fit into these with NO PROBLEM at all when using the ETC3 Hot Pods as the element housing/adapter.

The silicone O-ring is included and gets captured in a groove like our other True Bulkheads.

This is the STD length version which has enough thread length for wall thickness of up to 1/8" (or 3/16" as long as the install surface is completely flat like a lid). We also have an XL version that can accommodate wall thickness of up to 1/2".

Installation Notes:
  • Hole Size Required - 1-5/8" or 41mm. Note that the most pleasant tool to use for this is a knockout punch set. Since they are extremely cost prohibitive, the next best option is our tungsten carbide hose saw (40mm). After deburring the 40mm hole, the result is a clean 41mm hole. See the accessories column on the right for the bit.
  • The oring contact is on the flange side of the fitting so make sure there are no burrs on that side of the hole.
  • The lock nut hex measures 2-1/16" or 52mm. Turning it with an adjustable wrench does NOT work well. You'll need a socket or a box wrench. Since these tools are very rare, we offer a socket as an accessory. It requires a 1/2" drive ratchet.
  • The front of the flange does not have flats for a wrench. The easiest way to hold the front of the flange for tightening is to clamp any other TC part on with the gasket and clamp (a blank cap works great). Once tight, you can insert a long rod or screw driver into the hole of the wingnut.

We've tested this on a pot measuring as small as 12" in diameter. Anything smaller may work but we don't know for sure. Larger diameters or flat areas are no issue at all.


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52mm Socket Tool for Weldless 1.5" TC Bulkhead
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Tungsten Carbide Hole Saw, 40mm or 1-5/8 Drill Bit, for Stainless Steel
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Tungsten Carbide Hole Saw, 40mm or 1-5/8 Drill Bit, for Stainless Steel
1.5 TC Silicone Gasket
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August 9, 2019
Reviewer: Jordan Brandt from Washington, DC United States  


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Very pleased July 14, 2019
Reviewer: Jesse from MEDIA, PA United States  


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May 19, 2019
Reviewer: Marc Skinner from Highland, MD United States  


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Weldless Bulkhead April 28, 2019
Reviewer: James FELL from Maryville, IL United States  
High Quality and easy to install after the hole is drilled.

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Worth its weight in gold! February 22, 2019
Reviewer: Harry from Langhorne, PA United States  
I used 2 of these in my old boil pot to convert it to a HLT. I drilled out the hole for the analog thermometer to replace it with a thermowell and the other I drilled a hole for an electric element. Super easy and a heck of a lot cheaper than having fitting welded professionally on your old pot!

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