Jesse and Irregular Pulse,
You are both correct. I have a lot of redundancy in that cooler. I've had this cooler for years and the sparge contraption on the lid was put together by me about 15yrs ago. I stopped brewing and never used it. That and the copper were all inside the cooler when I opened it. That was supposed to be part of the whole RIMS thing I mentioned earlier. We moved 5yrs ago to a new house and I simply stored the coolers on a shelf in the garage until I started reading this forum. All I had to do last night was visit HD and pick up the parts for the valve.
The whole bag thing came about after I discovered this site. I just didn't want to have a HLT, MLT and BK and I started looking for ways to streamline. My problem is I had some leftover stuff from my previous brewing and I tried to use it all. Maybe my tendency to over think things is why I quit brewing the first time.
Thanks for politely pointing out that I'm an idiot