Can you post a pic? That might help us help you.
ETA: Wait. Your ball valve comes out of the bottom of the drum? Try putting an elbow and a 2' piece of straight pipe on it to bring the valve higher.
Tighten your nuts.
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Last edited by SmokinJohn; 09-09-2013 at 10:19 AM..
Reason: got the mental picture