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TRUE Weldless Bulkhead - With 5/8 Compression Fitting
TRUE Weldless Bulkhead - With 5/8 Compression Fitting

Our Price: $25.00

Quantity in Stock:193


Bulkhead Hole Size*:

Compression Ferrule*:

A weldless bulkhead is used to provide a liquid-tight port into your brewing vessels. This is an alternative to having a coupling or spud welded or soldered in.

Our new line of "True Bulkheads" were completely redesigned from scratch. The entire homebrew industry is flooded with makeshift bulkhead designs that are only a small step up from the DIY parts you'd find at a hardware store. While we were confident in the performance of our previous bulkheads made from off the shelf parts, the new True Bulkheads solve several shortcomings and look sharp in the process.

All varieties of True Bulkheads:
  1. Use a huge hex size with a machined O-Ring containment groove (gland). When used with an oring, you can tighten the bulkhead with gorilla strength for stability and the gasket will not budge or get damaged.
  2. Are machined from a single piece of hex bar stock for less places for crud to hide.
  3. Rely on an exterior locknut to make the gasket squeeze. No more trial and error with various shim washer thicknesses and playing teflon tape Olympics.
  4. Accommodate vessel wall thicknesses up to 3/8" or 8mm thick while still leaving enough male thread for a ball valve or any other female threaded fitting.
  5. 1/2" NPT threads on the outside of the kettle.
The theme here is that these bulkheads are in a different league and we think the pricing is unbelievably reasonable for what you get.

This particular truebulkhead has a 5/8" tube compression fitting on it. If you think it's a bit too expensive, consider how much it would cost to thread a standard tube compression adapter into a regular weldless bulkhead. This fitting is one of a kind and purpose built for the job. We also have this fitting in 1/2" tube compression elsewhere.

We normally offer your choice of stainless or nylon compression ferrules in this fitting but our current stock is only compatible with NYLON so that is what this fitting will ship with.

Hole Side Options: If your hole is closer to 13/16" the standard oring seals great. If your hole is a bit over-sized, right around 7/8", we can include an additional thin oring that will keep the fitting centered in the hole while you tighten it up. If you have no way of accurately measuring your hole, the threads of a 1/2" male NPT fitting will be snug in a 13/16" hole and wiggle side to side a bit in a 7/8" hole. When in doubt, select 7/8". You can remove the extra oring and try it but you'll have it in case you need it.

Install Notes:
  • Drill a clean 13/16" diameter hole in your pot taking care to avoid any wall contours that may prevent the interior hex from sitting flat on the inside wall of the vessel. It is also important to remove any sharp edges or "burrs" from the inside edge of the hole, otherwise the oring can get torn. Insert the threaded portion of the unit through the hole from the inside of your pot or keg with only the oring in place. On the outside, install the metal washer and locknut and snug everything up with a pair of wrenches. Hint, it's best to hold the interior hex so that one of its points is facing up. It's better to hold the interior fitting still and tighten the exterior nut to protect the gasket/oring.
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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Ordered 2, both worked great September 7, 2020
Reviewer: James Morse from Leesburg, FL United States  
Outside of fitting compression ring sealed on 1/2" M copper tubing fine.  Used the 1/2" copper NPT fitting to extend tubing further into vessel.
Works great, very pleased with result!
Thanks for offering these super products for brewing!

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