Originally Posted by expatpig
Why didn't you just put an elbow on the nipple, a length of pipe and mount the ball valve near the top of the drum so you could see it?
I have 3 valves and doing all 3 in pipe is just too bulky IMO. Plus, I've read some things about air flow issues with the extended pipe and valve remoted like your pictures.
I know the valve location based upon the handle location, much like the original handle location on the valve. Jsut got tired of bending over and adjusting and checking.
Besides, I have a welder, chop saws, tap & die kits, time, and I like to fabricate.
Just another way to "skin a cat".