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Chugmaster 02-01-2013 01:05 AM

Dip Hose instead of Dip Tube
Was cleaning out my new HLT today and realized that because my valve is over an inch above the bottom, quite a bit of water gets left behind.

Was about to buy a dip tube when I thought to myself, why not just attach some silicone tubing to a barb and place the end in the centre of my HLT.

Has anyone done this before? I don't see why I wouldn't get the necessary suction.

I thought I'd post this question before cutting any tubing.

day_trippr 02-01-2013 01:10 AM

Over thinking.

It's a HLT. Who cares if there's an inch of water left behind? Pick it up and dump it. If your hose leaves a quarter inch behind, you're still going to have to dump it...


Chugmaster 02-01-2013 02:24 PM

It worked.

Brewsit 02-01-2013 04:14 PM

I do that as well, it works fine for the HLT.

Eddiebosox 02-01-2013 04:55 PM

putting a street elbow on the inside works as a good poor mans dip tube as well.

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