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Old 08-08-2012, 05:41 PM   #1
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Default Bottom drain keggle - Weld an elbow?

If I am going to fit a bottom drain to my keggle, is there any reason I shouldn't have a welder weld it directly, rather than attach a coupler or spud and screw the elbow in?

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Old 08-09-2012, 05:04 PM   #2
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Other than modularity, no. I cannot think of a good reason.

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Old 08-09-2012, 08:57 PM   #3
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EDIT: Sorry, misunderstood the post...

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I wouldn't weld the elbow on, if something ever falls and gets stuck It's much easier to remove the elbow.

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I'd definitely weld a spud in. If you ever wanted to scratch it, all it takes is a 1/2" plug and you don't end up with a cavity that can collect gunk (the elbow).

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