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Old 09-17-2013, 11:04 PM   #741
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Tried to get some decent shots but it's hard to take a picture with a phone in a bucket..lol. This piece was from Home Depot, 3/4 elbow, threaded one side, not threaded other side, schedule 40. Not sure if the UPC code will help. It also has a part number molded on it that reads "D-2466".

Take your spigot off and take it to the store with you to test it.
As been said many times, this thread rocks. I went and picked up this part at the Depot and it fits the spigot perfectly. And at less than a buck, the price is right.

Only problem is that the bucket isn't deep enough for the elbow to fit. Has anyone tried cutting one of these to make it fit?
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Old 09-17-2013, 11:14 PM   #742
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Only problem is that the bucket isn't deep enough for the elbow to fit. Has anyone tried cutting one of these to make it fit?
Yes, I had to chop off about 1/4" or so off the elbow to make it clear the bottom of the bucket. I used a band saw to cut it, but a hack saw would also work. The cutting process created burrs in the plastic that I didn't want to just scrape or sand off (and make scratches to harbor nasties), so I used a heat gun to round over the burrs. The inlet is now about 1/8" above the bottom of the bucket and I only leave about an ounce or two of beer when I tip the bucket.
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Old 09-18-2013, 08:12 PM   #743
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Has anyone got a link for the clamp Revvy posted in the OP? I've yet to find one.
http://www.risendeadbrewing.com/coll...ging-equipment

Just happened to see them and remember you asking.
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Old 09-23-2013, 02:49 PM   #744
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Yes, I had to chop off about 1/4" or so off the elbow to make it clear the bottom of the bucket. I used a band saw to cut it, but a hack saw would also work. The cutting process created burrs in the plastic that I didn't want to just scrape or sand off (and make scratches to harbor nasties), so I used a heat gun to round over the burrs. The inlet is now about 1/8" above the bottom of the bucket and I only leave about an ounce or two of beer when I tip the bucket.
I used a hacksaw and cut about 3/8" off and now it fits perfectly - it's just barely off the bottom of the bucket. Did a test run with water last night and it worked great.

I'm not sure what to do about the burrs at the bottom as I don't have a heat gun. You mentioned that sanding wouldn't really suffice - what other options are there? I guess I could use a lighter but I have a feeling it would just make a mess of things.
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Sandpaper will clean it up.

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Sandpaper will clean it up.
...and leave lots of scratches in the plastic that can harbor germs.

Use a butane lighter. Move the flame around so it doesn't scorch the plastic. All you want to do is round over the burrs and leave a smooth surface.
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So why wouldn't you clean it up with sandpaper to smooth things up before hitting it with heat? Set a piece of sandpaper flat on a hard surface and just rub the cut edge on it while holding it flat on the paper. Cleans up the cut, but doesn't add any scratches to the inside or outside of the 90.

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So why wouldn't you clean it up with sandpaper to smooth things up before hitting it with heat? Set a piece of sandpaper flat on a hard surface and just rub the cut edge on it while holding it flat on the paper. Cleans up the cut, but doesn't add any scratches to the inside or outside of the 90.
Sure, that would work. Just seems the sanding would be an extra step, as the heat will take care of the burrs on its own. But if you really enjoy sanding, go for it!
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Just look better IMO.

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Use a butane lighter. Move the flame around so it doesn't scorch the plastic. All you want to do is round over the burrs and leave a smooth surface.
Well I used a lighter and smoothed out the bottom of the piece. Some sections got a little black. I was able to rub off some of the darkness but other parts still look pretty charred. I soaked it in oxy overnight - hopefully that'll help clean it up more.
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