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Old 01-19-2010, 12:13 AM   #1
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just got my couplings and was wondering if placement should be exactly half way through the keg or if i should have it flush with the inside of the keg?

also, i noticed that the nipples and couplings i have do not screw in all the way by hand. is this normal? would i have to tighten with a wrench everytime. i got the fittings from www.morebeer.com

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Old 01-19-2010, 12:14 AM   #2
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are you talking about keg posts? (the male)

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Pipe nipples and couplings are tapered threads. They will not thread all the way in.

You can put them in half way if you are welding them in.

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Pipe nipples and couplings are tapered threads. They will not thread all the way in.

You can put them in half way if you are welding them in.
thanks. i am welding them in. so being that they dont thread all the way in, i shouldnt be tightening them with a wrench then. I've never heard about anyone sanitizing their wrench for brewing.
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thanks. i am welding them in. so being that they dont thread all the way in, i shouldnt be tightening them with a wrench then. I've never heard about anyone sanitizing their wrench for brewing.
I actually did that... well i cleaned one really well and tightened a fitting in my mash tun when it came loose.
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