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Offline Joe Sr.

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Re: Ball valves
« Reply #15 on: February 03, 2018, 04:58:40 PM »
How about a longer nipple, Joe? Get your tubing away from the flame

Like a bulkhead and nipple with no valve?  Never considered that.  I'm ok with the ball valve, though.
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Re: Ball valves
« Reply #16 on: February 03, 2018, 05:04:38 PM »
How about a longer nipple, Joe? Get your tubing away from the flame

Like a bulkhead and nipple with no valve?  Never considered that.  I'm ok with the ball valve, though.
Right. Not sure how your kettle is configured, but most have female fitting welded in, then short nipple, then valve, then barbed or quick disconnect. So... eliminate valve and use a longer nipple to a collar to the barbed? But ya, valve works too

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Re: Ball valves
« Reply #17 on: February 03, 2018, 06:35:47 PM »
I drilled the kettles myself and put on a weld less ball valve and bulkhead. I suppose the bulkhead is independent of the valve but I don't recall
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