EZ Clean® Kettle Valve Kit with Barb
- EZ Clean Flush Mount Bulkhead
- Stainless Ball Valve 1/2"
- Male Stainless 1/2" NPT x 1/2" Barb
- IsoFlow Quick-Release Diptube 1/2"
- Teflon Pipe Thread Tape - 30"
*Requires a 7/8" hole for installation
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This made a great addition to my brew pot allowing me to transfer wort much easier.
I installed this product on my kettle. Only one boil so far but no leaks.
My issue is with assembly. The bulk head installs easy but when it comes to the valve the entire assembly rotates and therefore the valve did not tighten as easy as shown in some assembly videos I've seen online. You need a tools that will securely hold the flush bulkhead on the inside of the pot to properly tighten the valve. If not, the bulkhead loosens will attempting to tighten the valve.
Hope this helps.
Works as expected and was easy to put in. Had no leaks and has held up with several heat/cool cycles.
The EZ Clean Flush Mount Bulkhead seemed to be what I was looking for in a drain for my mash tun/boil pot. I really like that the dip tube is removable, and although requiring a little effort to install, did not present itself as big an obstacle as others have experienced.
After making the necessary measurements, drilling and deburring the hole, the installation should have been a breeze. This is where I experienced what another poster pointed out, that there was not a good way to hold the assembly to tighten the nut against the collar. More about the collar in a moment.
I improvised during assembly by using a half inch lock nut as a jam nut. After loosely assembling the bulkhead into the pot, I jam the added lock nut and original nut together. Then after thread tape was applied to the end of the nipple, the valve was threaded on and tightened. I then used the added lock nut to jam against the valve and tightened the original nut against the collar after orienting the assembly. Dis-assembly for cleaning would require the reverse of this procedure.
Now about the collar. The collar is marked with a nick to indicate the position it should be assembled. This is to accommodate a contour that is ground into the collar to near match the curvature of the pot. Why? The flange of the bulkhead is not contoured. The wall of the pot should pull up flush, making a nice tidy sandwich between the inside flange, the pot and the collar.
Overall I am happy with the performance so far as I can drain my kettle leaving only one and one half ounces in the bottom and remove the dip tube for easy cleaning.
With the adaptor to bazooka screen worked flawless. I would definitely recommend