My original blueprint (the one in my head) had the valve about 6 inches above the base of the MT. Functionally that is a better position. I moved it down to allow the pipe to flush mount to the vertical tube.
Good eye on the S&S Monument. I took the pic from my office.
I wish I could hard line my set up but the water here in indy sucks for all grain. It took me months to figure out the bitter taste in my all grain brews came from the water.
Ive lived in Indy all my life, what side of town did you grow up?
+1 for gravity stands, that's the way I roll. That is a nice one you have there. I have water mounted to mine, but since my stand stays outside I have to be able to remove it in the winter so it doesn't freeze.