I forced the plastic tube through the drain hole and made sure it had a snug fit. this involved a lot of sqeezeing of the hose and to get it through and then heating the hose up with hot water and streching it until it came back into shape.Yes, this is what I was trying to describe but not having done it I didn't have the description.
you did an good job describing it, i was more refering to the valve. I have not found the need for one, Although I did lose about a quart of strike water this last brew cause it fell down. That's when I instituted the clothes pin.