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Old 10-23-2012, 10:17 PM   #1
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Is there a gospel side to place the silicon O rings on any weldless bulkhead fitting?
I find that I seen them on the inside, and on the outside of the vessels?

I would figure they would be best on the inside. #1 to stop any liquid to make it to the outside. #2 Not to burn, melt or char them from flame.

I have also seen bulkhead "Instructions" on websites telling you where to place it, And then in pictures on the same website, showing it the opposite side. ???

I'm setting up a keggle now.

Pictures are a great tool to me, and are worth a 1000 words !
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Old 10-23-2012, 10:32 PM   #2
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I have put mine on the outside in the locknut and have had no issues. The only reason why I would say to put it on the outside is because it would make it easier to clean the inside of the kettle, IMO.
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Old 10-24-2012, 05:14 PM   #3
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Mine are on the outside.

 
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Old 10-24-2012, 05:19 PM   #4
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BargainFittings.com keg weldless bulkhead kit. All of my kettle bulkheads are this kit and none of them have ever leaked. It's SS washers on outside as needed and o-ring plus grooved lock-nut on inside, hand-tighten, done.

For coolers I've always had to use a flat silicone washer made from a small baby-bottle nipple, and apply a lot of pressure to the assembly, no leaks on two coolers this way. The silicone washer/gasket has a SS washer behind it and the locknut behind that.
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Old 10-25-2012, 04:48 AM   #5
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Huuummm Most peeps Must Have welded Kegs LOL???????????

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Old 10-26-2012, 10:56 PM   #6
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Mine are on the outside.
I looked at mine today and it turns out I put o-rings on both sides.

 
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