Awesome False Bottom...just needs one improvement
I received this false bottom as a gift for my igloo cooler. I noticed it is very well built and made in the USA! The only problem that I had with the setup was that the stainless tube was not quite long enough. It measures 4-7/8" which only allows 1/8" to be inserted in the weldless bulkhead that is attached to the ball valve. I tried to "cheat" the connector but it was too short. I did have some 1/2 OD stainless and made a longer one 6-3/4". It works perfect now, it stiffened up the weldless bulkhead and ball valve since it goes about 2" into the fitting.
Overall awesome product 4 stars since I had to improve the design a little.
AIH Notes: We have looked at the lengths of the tube and 4 7/8'' put the false bottom to the center of the cooler. A longer tube goes too far into the fittings and makes it very difficult to remove. We assemble 1000's of these a year with out issue, I can only guess that Shawn may have had the tube in the sleeve too far. If anyone else see's this issue, please let us know.
Reviewed by: Shawn