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True Weldless Bulkhead - With Large BARB
True Weldless Bulkhead - With Large BARB


 
Our Price: $15.00

Quantity in Stock:148

Product Code: TRUEBULKHEADBARB


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Description
 
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. May also use large OD silicone flat washers for holes drilled over 7/8".
  3. Are machined from a single piece of hex bar stock for less places for crud to hide.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.


For this model; TrueBulkheadBarb, the interior of the vessel sees a large bore 5/8" hose barb allowing you to attach 1/2" ID silicone tubing.

We use this fitting in our cooler mash tun conversion kits but it can be used anywhere that you need a bulkhead with a simple hose attachment.

NOTE: If you are installing this into an existing hole that is larger than 13/16", such as 7/8" or more like in Rubbermaid Coolers, please select the option for the larger flat silicone gasket in the option dropdown. The standard solution DOES fit Igloo Cylindrical coolers just fine.


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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Perfect Fit November 24, 2017
Reviewer: Ryan Casey from Delano, MN United States  
This fit my 5G Igloo perfectly as promised.  Saved me a ton of work!

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Cooler conversion July 10, 2017
Reviewer: Ian Shedlock from Brodheadsville, PA United States  
These are nice but would like to see them a little longer tread on cooler conversion gets valves a little close

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Quality bulkhead May 16, 2017
Reviewer: Stephen from Salem, MA United States  
This is a definite improvement over most any other bulkhead that I have used. The installation is easy, there's very little play once it's installed and it is easy to get it to be leak free. Teflon tape needed to be installed on the threads to prevent water from leaking back out from the bulkhead valve, but it was easy to get this part right.

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Good stuff May 8, 2017
Reviewer: Jerry Olstad from Fort Bragg, CA United States  
I have bought a lot of fittings and Camlock parts from these guys everything is top notch and functions as it should.

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Perfect March 2, 2017
Reviewer: Dan Ledbetter from Rio Rancho, NM United States  
Great for cooler mash tun and DIY stainless supply line filter

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