and the manifold like this:
Kai, I also have a 10 gal Orange Gott, like your HD one. I have a Bazooka tube and use it indoors for 5 gal batches. Not really happy with it, considering a SS false bottom. Presently I have a problem with dead space at the tube since it is all screen. But looking at your set-up: If you just have holes or slots on the bottom and none on the top you will be able to draw from lower in the tun. At least that is until you break the siphon action. And that has to do with run off rates. Think wort percolating down through the grain. A rapid run off will drop the liquid level and break the siphon. A slower rate will allow all the grain to flush out and keep the liquid level higher for longer. Or so the theory goes....
stout_fan, where did you get the spring to fit inside the braid? Is it stainless?
It is a 1/2" SS spring from McMaster with the min turns per inch. Necessary to de-temper the ends and bend over otherwise they puncture the braid.
Detempering with extra fuzziness:
And the bent ends before and after:
hope that answers your questions