Originally Posted by sohara
Thanks. I'm not super familiar with plumbing fittings but I think I get most of it. I guess I'll need to make sure they match or are larger than the outer diameter of the stainless.
As far as silconining the penetration goes, do you mean adding silicone to the lid? or do you mean adding it to the stainless tubing?
Ill track down some pics of these fittings. Unfortunately Im not at the shop, but I'll find some online to help a bit more.
Basically my thoughts are to drill two holes in the lid for the nipples. Holes tight enough, where the nipple hand threads into the plastic. With equal amounts of the nipple sticking through top and bottom of the lid, apply silicone where the nipple meets the lid on both top and bottom. A flanged backing nut would then be tighted against the lid from both sides (flange side of the nut against the lid).
As for the the female x comp adapters, Id use teflon tape when tightening them onto the nipple. Reason being, even tho pipe dope is NSF 61 spproved, I wouldnt want it coming in contact with my beer.