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I'm have trouble finding pre-tapped presto pots and stirrers. I believe my last one was from Bears. Can anyone point me in right direction please.

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There was a guy in the classifieds selling stirrers.  If you know someone with a drill press getting a pot drilled and tapped for a spout takes about 5 minutes.

 

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It's been a few years but I may have drilled the Presto and put a nut on the spout inside the presto ?  or maybe just JB welded it ? Can not remember but do not remember threading it . Hmmm   guess its been a while. 

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We always drilled them and threaded them for the pipe thread on the spout, then cut them flush with the inside of the pot after they were threaded in.  A nut would get in the way of the stirrer.

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On 8/28/2020 at 6:18 PM, bryanmc said:

We always drilled them and threaded them for the pipe thread on the spout, then cut them flush with the inside of the pot after they were threaded in.  A nut would get in the way of the stirrer.

I agree drill and tap would be the best .

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1 hour ago, bryanmc said:

I use mine mostly for hand pour molds.

Bryan - where are you locating the hole/valve?  I tapped one of my two prestos near bottom corner (on side) and find the brass valve just never gets hot enough to pour easily unless I totally open the valve.  Should I have tapped it closer to the heating element?

 J.

 

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I drill the hole between the element and the outside edge of the pot.   I also take the element out of a hot glue gun and adapt it to the outlet of the spout.  It keeps the nozzle clear all the time.

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On 9/3/2020 at 4:55 PM, bryanmc said:

I drill the hole between the element and the outside edge of the pot.   I also take the element out of a hot glue gun and adapt it to the outlet of the spout.  It keeps the nozzle clear all the time.

Thx.... figured the location I put it was too far away from element.

The glue gun part... are you wiring that element as well?  Or just using the tip threaded into the valve?

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I disassemble the glue gun and thread the end where the stick goes in to screw onto the valve outlet.  When I'm using the pot I have the glue gun tip plugged in and never have any issues with the plastic flowing.

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