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Old 12-17-2010, 05:05 PM   #1
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I just received 2 weldless bulkheads with valves from bargainfittings.com. Each kit comes with the following parts:

2 inch barrel coupler with internal threading
hex nut
washer
external threaded pipe
valve
two rubber gaskets.

my question is where do the gaskets go? what order to the parts go in? where does the wall off the pot/keg go?

 
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Old 12-17-2010, 05:07 PM   #2
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another thing i have to say is: why is the barrel so long? if i tilt the pot toward the valve to get the remaining water out, then this long barrel will be sticking up out of the water preventing me from pouring the remaining water. i have never used this thing and i already hate it.

 
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Old 12-17-2010, 05:12 PM   #3
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...just found this schematic on bargainfittings.com

can i just not use the coupling? i have nothing attaching to the inside of the pot, just the valve on the outside.

 
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Old 12-17-2010, 05:16 PM   #4
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another thing i have to say is: why is the barrel so long? if i tilt the pot toward the valve to get the remaining water out, then this long barrel will be sticking up out of the water preventing me from pouring the remaining water. i have never used this thing and i already hate it.
which is why most people use some sort of diptube attached on the inside, needs no tilting
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Old 12-17-2010, 05:17 PM   #5
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Coupling is for just that: Coupling something to the bulkhead. If you're not going to use any dip tube or other threaded attachment then yes, you can skip using it, but you can't skip the locknut and should definitley check to make sure it's secure BEFORE you put liquid in it when you brew.
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Old 12-17-2010, 05:18 PM   #6
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can i just not use the coupling? i have nothing attaching to the inside of the pot, just the valve on the outside.
You don't have to, but it's better to attach a dip tube to it so you can get most of the water out.

 
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Old 12-17-2010, 05:19 PM   #7
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this is the first i've heard about a diptube. any advice on the parts i need, where i can find them, and how to construct the diptube? thanks.

 
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Old 12-17-2010, 05:22 PM   #8
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this is the first i've heard about a diptube. any advice on the parts i need, where i can find them, and how to construct the diptube? thanks.
They have them on the same site.
http://www.bargainfittings.com/index...&product_id=94

They also have a copper option for cheaper.
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Old 12-17-2010, 05:23 PM   #9
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doh! thanks.

 
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Old 12-17-2010, 05:54 PM   #10
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much cheaper to go to homedepot........get a connection to attach to the coupling.......and then there is a copper tube that looks just like the dip tube that you can cut the one end off......$5 maybe.....alot cheaper
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