Originally Posted by BBL_Brewer
I assume the whole purpose of the second bucket is to stabilize the loc-line and prevent it from drifting due to the pump bouncing around?
Actually the hole second bucket fits right over the output of the pump, so it doesn't go anywhere. The real purpose of the second bucket is to provide a flat surface for cornies to sit on and it stabilizes the carboys as well. I've seen people do the same with lids, but the buckets are $3 at Lowes so I figured what the heck.
I may also add some sort of screen on the second bucket to keep from recirculating nasty stuff (technical term), but I will see if that is even an issue.