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True Weldless Bulkhead - With 90 ELBARB (mini diptube)
True Weldless Bulkhead - With 90 ELBARB (mini diptube)


 
Our Price: $19.00

Quantity in Stock:170

Product Code: TRUEBULKHEADELBARB


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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.
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; TrueBulkheadElbarb, the interior of the vessel sees a 90 degree barbed elbow. Second, you can remove the elbow from this fitting by hand since it is sealed to he main bulkhead unit with an oring. It allows for easier cleaning and you can change the fitting out for something else in the future. In other words, if you remove the elbarb, you are left with the model TrueBulkheadMale.

Note: the barb on the Elbarb measures approximately 3/4" OD and 9/16" ID. It makes an AWESOME COMPACT DIPTUBE for flat bottom pots and is much cheaper and less bulky than compression fitting and SS tubing based maximizers and diptubes. If you don't like this solution for draining your pot, we'll buy it back!

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 7/8" hole in the option dropdown. The standard solution DOES fit Igloo Cylindrical coolers just fine.

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:
 
Durable, works perfectly, and does not leak. February 12, 2019
Reviewer: Doug Brown from San Diego, CA United States  
Not much else to say, thank you!

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The best March 27, 2018
Reviewer: TZ from Lancaster, NY United States  
The only issue I have is why didn’t I buy this sooner. I’ve used a bunch of trub blockers and it’s the only one that works

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So happy I found this March 2, 2018
Reviewer: Michael Grupe from Saint Louis, MO United States  
I haven't used my brewpot yet but I can tell, just from installing the bulkhead, that this will be a far more stable and leak-free bulkhead than I've had in the past. And the versatility of the male coupling on the inside of the pot allows me to change attachments with no trouble at all. I can't wait to use it.

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Perfect February 11, 2018
Reviewer: WNK from Villa Park, IL United States  
Exactly what I needed for my new kegmenter. Keeps pickup near wall of keg.

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Super Tight and Very Well Designed November 30, 2017
Reviewer: D B from Italy  
I went with a weldless bulkhead as I plan to upgrade my equipment in the future. However, I was very concerned with how tight of a seal I would get. Let me tell you, this bulkhead is great. Even just tightening it by hand I got a water tight seal (tested with a 60 min. water boil). The o-rings sit in a recessed groove so there's no deformation when tightened and you can rotate the ELBARB in any direction. I'm glad that I choose it over the "bargain" fittings websites. Highly recommended.

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