This is an amazing value for a 14 gallon kettle with two 1/2" welded couplers! However they do not have the same level of fit and finish as our deluxe, Heavy-Duty Kettles.
This kettle does not come with a ball valve or thermometer. The couplers are 1/2" female pipe thread. To install a ball valve: a nipple is needed to connect the ball valve and coupler as both have female pipe thread.