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Old 10-25-2011, 03:33 PM   #1
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Default How do I connect the dip tube from my false bottom to my ball valve?

What would the piece/adapter be called?

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Old 10-25-2011, 03:34 PM   #2
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Compression fitting

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Old 10-25-2011, 05:26 PM   #3
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Compression fittings are great, but I prefer sweat -> thread unions (if you can solder). Much more secure.

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Old 10-25-2011, 06:57 PM   #4
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Two more cents... Flare fittings.

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Old 10-25-2011, 07:03 PM   #5
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None of the above. I left the compression fitting off and just shove it in there. Simple, no problem. It's tight enough that you won't get any debris around the tube.

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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?

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Old 10-25-2011, 09:26 PM   #7
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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 (?) ]
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Old 10-26-2011, 04:24 PM   #8
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Nuts on Pawn! (uh er Nuts off?) You got down to the bottom of the matter.
SORRY, couldn't resist...

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