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Cardboard attach is the tank wall. inner flange screws into outer flange. 

Photos and measurements 👍 the inner flange thread is 15mm  flange washer is 2mm  maxium gap between inner and outer flange is 12mm  this mechanical flange gives approx 5mm more thr

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11 minutes ago, Den said:

Just goes to show how little thread there is only 5mm from rubber washer to end of thread. 

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Yeah, it's lean enough. I never measured mine. It was only just deep enough to get the inner ring started. 

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14 minutes ago, Den said:

Just goes to show how little thread there is only 5mm from rubber washer to end of thread. 

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As the heater is going up against plastic I wonder if a fibre washer might be a bit thinner?

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3 minutes ago, ched999uk said:

As the heater is going up against plastic I wonder if a fibre washer might be a bit thinner?

It probably would be. I used the O ring because I was just about able to.

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1 minute ago, ched999uk said:

As the heater is going up against plastic I wonder if a fibre washer might be a bit thinner?

No need in my case I will be using a mechanical flange it allows you to use on thicker bulkheads so shouldn’t be a problem, I only know this due to recent research asking lots of questions lol.

will post photos when it arrives 👍

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On 08/01/2021 at 22:44, AGlassAct said:

This is what I remember seeing - it’s a two piece nut that you attach to the tank and it stays in place. Might be worth looking around to see if anyone can provide what thickness material it will fit....

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After speaking to a couple of guys that have used these it would seem that there is more thread and easier to install than the normal solder flange  👍

another cleaner on fb posted close up photos of the mechanical flange not installed straight out of the box can use for thicker bulkhead and also easier to install lower down the tank as you  don’t need to reach in to the tank to thread on the immersion heater. 

Have ordered one will post close photos when I receive it 👍

thanks again for the info.

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44 minutes ago, Den said:

No need in my case I will be using a mechanical flange it allows you to use on thicker bulkheads so shouldn’t be a problem, I only know this due to recent research asking lots of questions lol.

will post photos when it arrives 👍

Just looked up mechanical flange and seems perfect. I didn't know they existed. Great, thanks for posting, looking forward to seeing installation pickys?

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Photos and measurements 👍

the inner flange thread is 15mm 

flange washer is 2mm 

maxium gap between inner and outer flange is 12mm 

this mechanical flange gives approx 5mm more threat to bite on than the solder flange tha M Munro and Squeaky clean used.

hope this helps someone that is thinking about installing a immersion heater.

 

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Immersion spinner £2.95 on eBay 

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Do the two flanges tighten into each other with the tank wall clamped in between? If that's the case does the inner sleeve have a thread that the immersion screws into?

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4 minutes ago, Davy G said:

Do the two flanges tighten into each other with the tank wall clamped in between? If that's the case does the inner sleeve have a thread that the immersion screws into?

Pretend the sparkly coaster is the tank wall 

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