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Old 10-22-2009, 08:24 PM   #11
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I did mine out of this http://www.amazon.com/Parker-8MSC8N-...6242906&sr=8-1 and a piece of 1/2" OD stainless tube with a 90 degree bend to as close to the bottom as possible. It's a bit more cash then copper but it looks better and makes me happier!

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Old 10-22-2009, 08:48 PM   #12
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I ordered a straight copper tube from Bargain Fittings with my ball valve and just curved it gently down and its maybe 1/4" off the bottom of the keg. Works perfect and I didn't have to fab anything up. I was initially worried about creasing it but as long as I curved it gradually along the whole length it worked great. One thing to keep in mind is that you'll want a hose connected to the barbed fitting to siphon any wort below the level of the ball valve.

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Old 08-25-2014, 06:20 PM   #13
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Blast from the past!!!

I see a lot of people using that same cylindrical fitting, but all I can find at Home Depot or Lowes is This

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Old 08-25-2014, 06:29 PM   #14
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Blast from the past!!!

I see a lot of people using that same cylindrical fitting, but all I can find at Home Depot or Lowes is This
It'll work, but you can find that exact part at places like bargain fittings. When you shop at the "all things to all people" stores, you are bound to come up empty sooner or later.
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Old 08-26-2014, 02:12 PM   #15
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I ordered a straight copper tube from Bargain Fittings with my ball valve and just curved it gently down and its maybe 1/4" off the bottom of the keg. Works perfect and I didn't have to fab anything up. I was initially worried about creasing it but as long as I curved it gradually along the whole length it worked great. One thing to keep in mind is that you'll want a hose connected to the barbed fitting to siphon any wort below the level of the ball valve.

did basically the same on mine. The pipe sit on the bottom. nearly all liquid drains out.

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