Model: SScompDiptube - $21 +
This series of diptubes is based on 1/2" or 5/8" OD thickwalled 304 Stainless Steel tubing bent with a mandrel bender and comes with a stainless compression fitting with 1/2" Male OD threads. The height of these assemblies is approximately 3.5" from fitting center to bottom of the diptube which is just about right for converted kegs. The depth can be trimmed with a hacksaw or copper tubing cutter if necessary. Keep in mind these are really designed for converted kegs. A better AND cheaper alternative for a flat bottom pot would be weldless bulkhead option 3.
- Stainless Compression Fitting with 1/2" NPT male threads on one end and 1/2" or 5/8" OD (select between these tube sizes below) tube compression on the other. (as shown in the pic to the right)
- Stainless mandrel bent tubing (length varies with options below) (as shown in the pic to the right)
- Nylon/Delrin compression sleeve /ferrule for hand-tightenable sealing around the tube.
- Select between 1/2" OD and 5/8" OD tubing. Obviously the 5/8" OD will flow a little better and it's recommended if you're using all 1/2" ID hoses or if you're pumping out of the vessel.
- Welded Version (see below) - uses a tube approximately 7.5" long horizontally. We recently started making these long enough to reach the center of a keg even if the coupling is welded to the exterior of the keg, flush with the inside. If your coupling is midpoint welded or mostly inside the keg, the diptube will extend past the center of the dish unless you shorten it. This was the best way to accomodate all possible install varieties without having to swap out parts.
- Weldless Version (see below) - uses a shortened tube due to the added depth of a typical weldless bulkhead. Hey, if you have a fresh keg and you're looking to install a diptube like this, please consider the diptube with integrated compression fitting.
DOES NOT INCLUDE the coupling or weldless bulkheads shown in the pictures above.
You can find couplings here and the weldless bulkhead here.
Note that going forward we will be using Nylon compression rings between the compreesion nut and tubing. You may receive a stock unit that still has silicone orings until all the stock turns over. In any case, either method is completely viable for this purpose.
Need a spare or replacement nylon compression ferrule?