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Old 04-19-2010, 12:22 AM   #1
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Does a down-tube need to be used with a pump? (by down-tube I mean a copper tube than bends down below where the fitting comes into the pot, so that fluid below the fitting can be removed.) I put one in a keggle a just made and it did not drain the water all the way down.
I thought that maybe the suction from the water above it would continue to draw the water level down. Do I need a pump to remove the rest of the liquid in the keggle? Would a section of hose on the outside of the valve, with a small drop create the suction needed to keep the flow going?

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Old 04-19-2010, 12:27 AM   #2
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You need to have a tube connected to the outside hanging down about a foot for this to work.


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You don't necessarily need a pump, but you do need to connect a length of tubing in order to maintain a good syphon. As long as the end of that tube is below the outlet of your keggle, it will siphon until the liquid is below your pick-up tube (the "down tube") inside your keggle.

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Old 04-19-2010, 12:37 AM   #4
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Thanks guys! I was scratching my head on this one.
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