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Old 03-19-2010, 01:13 AM   #151
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Would a bushing like this work soldered in a kettle....just an idea?

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Old 03-19-2010, 01:16 AM   #152
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Absolutely, I'm using them for my keggles. I also have the jam nut, so the solder joint will be reinforced with the nut on the inside.

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Old 03-19-2010, 01:16 AM   #153
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Don't see why not!

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Old 03-19-2010, 01:21 AM   #154
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Absolutely, I'm using them for my keggles. I also have the jam nut, so the solder joint will be reinforced with the nut on the inside.
Ok, nice strong joint then! The solder is really just shiny pipe dope at that point...no question of strength of the fitting at all when backnutted like that.
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Old 03-19-2010, 12:47 PM   #155
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Would a bushing like this work soldered in a kettle....just an idea?
Keep in mind that this fitting:

will act like a 1/2 coupling. You can only thread a 1/2" pipe into it from the hex nut side. That being said, how will you use it and have a pickup tube inside your kettle?

I suppose you could use a 3/4 X 1/2 reducer inside.
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Keep in mind that this fitting:

will act like a 1/2 coupling. You can only thread a 1/2" pipe into it from the hex nut side. That being said, how will you use it and have a pickup tube inside your kettle?

I suppose you could use a 3/4 X 1/2 reducer inside.
Hmmm some must be different mine is threaded all the way through. I'll post a pic in a bit.
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Hmmm some must be different mine is threaded all the way through. I'll post a pic in a bit.
I have no doubt that it is threaded completely through. I think the issue really is that it is a tapered plumbing thread that is cut from the hex side only. I imagine that one would have to be really lucky to find a part that would thread into the small thread diameter side. Or - run a pipe tap part way through from that side?
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Here is mine with the jam nut on it and nipples threaded into each side. I tried to show how its threaded from each end.

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That right there is a true "bulkhead" fitting.

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Old 03-19-2010, 04:45 PM   #160
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what would this fitting be called, and where would I be able to buy one? It looks like it would be perfect. A nice big stable shoulder, and a smooth mating surface.


Alternatively, could somebody post a picture of what fittings besides a coupling people have had success with? Are you guys basically just using weldless kits without the o-rings?
I just saw your post and I believe those are what I use. They are a bit pricey, but they work and look great. If you ever need to run up to 5200psi they are there for you

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