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Old 02-25-2010, 03:52 PM   #1
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I really would like a ball valve on my ss pot. Problem is i don't want to spend the money and drill a hole im my pot and use a weldless ball valve and mess it up and be out a bunch of money. Has any one ever done this, do they leak, If the pot is round how do u get a tight seal. just wondering. Also if there are any spec. Like how far up from the bottom of the pot do you drill the hole thanks



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Old 02-25-2010, 03:56 PM   #2
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They are not that hard to install...takes just a few minutes...and they are super cheap!

http://www.greatbargain.net/order/index.html

It is hard to beat these prices...take a look!



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I've used the ones from bargain fittings on my keggle and MLT. They work fine, no leaks so far. If you use a step drill, you can easily make the proper-sized hole. I placed mine as low on the vessel as I could while still being able to attach the fitting inside. I only have about 350 ml of deadspace in my keggle. The fittings, in particular the o-rings, conform to the rounded shape and seal everything up.

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I use a step bit alot. I was more concerned about the placement and leaks and a tight snug fit. I noticed diff. sizes to any one size better than the other or just faster flow i would guess

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I just went with the standard 1/2" bulkhead/ball valve from bargain fittings. I use a 1/2" quick-disconnection and 1/2" barbs in my set-up. I think 1/2" is the standard.

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Old 02-25-2010, 04:14 PM   #6
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I use them, i have them on my sanky kegs...works great. i noticed the other day that my MT valve was restricted with grain and husk from with the mash but its easy to take off and clean when needed...



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