by Doug Rucker Doug Rucker


This DROP TUBE FITTINGS post and video comes as a result of a YouTube channel viewer request.  There are a couple different ways you can install them.  You can get all the parts at your local stores such as Home Depot or Lowe’s, but you can also get them from the Doug Rucker Store website.  In this video, I use the lid of a 5 Gallon Bucket for demonstration purpose to more easily show how to install drop tube fittings.


Some people like to use sand filters when installing drop tube fittings.  I choose not to use filtration because it restricts the flow.  The way we plumb our tanks with ventilation means we never open the lid.  Thus, there is seldom any trash or debris found in the tanks.  Be sure and view the entire video because there are a lot of variables that I discuss.  There are many different parts and many different strategies to make drop tube fittings.


Check out the YouTube channel called “Blue Collar Entrepreneur.”  I actually got the idea for using uniseals from this channel.  It’s a pretty good channel!  Cutting holes for the uniseal is a little bit different than for the bulkhead fittings so pay close attention to the cutting process.  In this case, the seal is “built in” so to speak.  It’s important to prepare the drop tube fittings so that air does not penetrate the system.

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