Cutting a bazooka tube

Homebrew Talk - Beer, Wine, Mead, & Cider Brewing Discussion Forum

Help Support Homebrew Talk:

xxdcmast

Well-Known Member
Joined
Dec 30, 2008
Messages
223
Reaction score
0
I have a 5 gallon igloo cooler and recently purchased a bazooka tube for it. The tube is 12 inches long which is a little bit too long to fit in my coolet. I was thinking of removing the male pip fitting and then trimming about an inch or 2 from the screen then reattaching.

Im thinking this shouldnt really cause an issue as long as I resecure the screen to the fitting. Probably with a stainless hose clamp or something.

Anyone done this? Any special steps needed to make sure I dont ruin my bazooka tube?
 

spiffcow

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 4, 2010
Messages
150
Reaction score
1
Location
Oklahoma
Mind if I ask what you ended up doing? I need to do the very same thing..
 

Zacharomyces

Well-Known Member
Joined
Dec 23, 2006
Messages
101
Reaction score
2
Location
Atlanta, Ga
I went the opposite way. I cut the end without the fitting with a cutting disc and then used needle nosed pliers to crimp the tube back. Worked great.
 
Top