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Old 02-01-2011, 08:20 AM   #1
Jan 2011
Seattle, WA
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Hey guys,

Just ordered a pickup tube from bargainfittings.com.


I've just finished installing it into my 10 gallon Mega Pot. I was just wondering if there are any issues with teflon tape being exposed on the 1/2" male NPT bit that theads into my bulkhead on the INSIDE of my kettle? Will this be OK during boil or should I have tried to peel it off from the remainder of the exposed threading? It's kind of a hassle to retighten all this and I put teflon around the whole thread...

I'll do what's right, but hoping it's OK as is.

edit: posted a pic on another thread - http://img716.imageshack.us/img716/4...0201004243.jpg


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Old 02-01-2011, 09:00 AM   #2
Feb 2006
small island paradise, the lost atoll
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With thin welding rod or stiff tie add a short 90 with the end cut to a point and carefully dig it out removing the useless excess sticking out of the threads. Less likely to catch grains plus break loose later when brewing plus smoother flow removed.

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Old 02-01-2011, 02:25 PM   #3
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I used my pocketknife to get my extra teflon off.
Originally Posted by Revvy View Post
And I'd like to see my 1.080 beers ready from grain to glass in a week, and served to me by red-headed twin penthouse pets wearing garter belts and fishnet stockings, with Irish accents, calling me "master luv gun," but we can't always get what we want can we? :)

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