Originally Posted by samc
Parker SS compression fitting is as secure as it gets. I can't imagine anyone being able to yank that sucker off. I assume a similar cheaper copper version would be equally strong. Just shoving it in might not work very well if you are using a pump, we are still talking about dip tubes?
[attempting to avoid double entendres ] I have a jaybird false bottom (recent). I do not employ the compression nut. Works perfectly, many times, 10g batches, with March pump. No problem. I've never used the nut once.
[while I did say bottom and nut, I believe after reading it you can't really make anything untoward out of it (?) ]