Originally Posted by AleJoe
Picking up a keg this weekend to make a boil kettle. Looking around at drain valves, they seem reasonable priced but saw the drain tube at bargainfittings and for $13 I'm thinking I can DIY for a lot less.
Will a compression fitting work with the standard fitting on the bulkhead fitting? What pieces would be needed to do this?
I assume this
is what you were talking about. It looks as though he used a standard 1/2" copper sweat to NTP fitting (About $0.80 at the hardware store) and a few inches of 1/2" soft copper (less than a buck) and put the two together. The fitting on the tube will work fine with any 1/2" bulkhead weldless set up you can get. You can build these things for a lot less than $13 bucks (plus shipping)...
If you don't know how to sweat copper, there are many here who can help get you started... also.... there IS youtube... good luck!