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Offline roll0164

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Ruined threads on brew pot
« on: February 15, 2013, 05:39:50 PM »
I received a 42 qt polarware brew pt from my parents as a gift while on deployment last year. My parents bought it in nov 2011 but I didn't pull it out until now to use. When I tried to attach the spigot I saw that the threads have been pretty much sheared off to the point that I can only screw the spigot on 2 full revolutions before it refuses to turn any further. I can't return it because it was a clearance item from the brew shop and it was bought too long ago. I figured I could just solder the spigot to make it watertight. Would I have any issue with bacterial growth inside the spigot if I was unable to remove it or could it just stay on permanently?
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Re: Ruined threads on brew pot
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2013, 06:22:25 PM »
Can you take it to a machine shop and have the threads re-cut? 

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Re: Ruined threads on brew pot
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2013, 06:31:21 PM »
J B Weld?
Holds most of my brewery together!
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Re: Ruined threads on brew pot
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2013, 06:32:38 PM »
Can you take it to a machine shop and have the threads re-cut?

Or drill it out and use a weldless fitting?
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Re: Ruined threads on brew pot
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2013, 08:47:29 PM »
Yeah retapping would be a much better option than welding. That is so much more permanent. 
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Re: Ruined threads on brew pot
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2013, 01:37:57 AM »
I agree with re-tapping it.  I don't have a tap large enough even if you were my neighbor, but a machine shop should be able to do it for you in just a few minutes.  That's a much better fix than anything else you could do.
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