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True Weldless Bulkhead - With Female Threads
True Weldless Bulkhead - With Female Threads

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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; TrueBulkheadFem, the interior of the vessel sees 1/2" NPT female threads allowing you to thread in various male fittings.

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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5 of 5 Great product May 17, 2022
Reviewer: Kelly Wingert from NEVADA, MO United States  
The best weldless bulkhead I've bought. No leaks

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5 of 5 August 4, 2021
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Lafayette, NJ United States  
The first MLT I built was done the off the shelf way as the video puts it - pipe nipple, washers, o-rings, etc. Never fully sealed and ended up using food-grade silicone to seal it. Used this on my new Home Depot 10 gal. MLT and in 5 minutes had it installed and with a perfect seal.

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5 of 5 July 23, 2020
Reviewer: Sean Powers from Columbus, OH United States  

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5 of 5 Worked perfect! May 20, 2019
Reviewer: Thomas Rogers from Saugus, MA United States  
Used on my 10 gal Rubbermaid mash tun.  Slid right into existing hole and no leaks.

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5 of 5 Just what I needed also April 7, 2019
Reviewer: Josh from APO, AP United States  
I was installing a HERMs coil and I drilled a hole in the side of my kettle just a little too big, it's pretty easy to go just a tiny bit too big with the step drill so after install my pot was leaking. I tried washers and I tried high temp silicone but still had a small leak. This closed the gap perfectly with the extra size up centering ring. The HERMs coil threads fit right into the female side on the inside of the kettle and no leaks.

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