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Walker 11-16-2009 05:07 PM

faucet locks for Ventmatic or Perlick style faucets
 
My new kegerator is drawing a lot of attention from my 2 year old and my 4 year old. I'm not worried about them drinking my beer, but I am worried about them opening a tap a letting gallons of it flow into the floor of the dining room when no one is looking.

I've been looking around and have not been able to locate a faucet lock that will work on Ventmatic style faucets. Does anyone know of a lock for these, or have a known working DIY lock that will work on a kegerator with a tower?

mariojr 11-16-2009 06:32 PM

You could call these guys. http://www.rapidswholesale.com/ They are in Greensboro and the ones they have look like they would work with any faucet.

GilaMinumBeer 11-16-2009 06:40 PM

Meh.

The first time he/she pulls the faucet make him/her drink the beer off the floor. Once they resume conciousness they'll be terrified of the faucets. :D

My son once pulled the faucet handle. The beer shot directly in his face. Scared the crap out of him and was cold and sticky. He's never touched them since.

OMJ 11-16-2009 06:55 PM

Found this pic in another thread Here

Would be a little harded to do on a keezer but you could pull it off

http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/f...ee/taplock.jpg

Walker 11-16-2009 07:46 PM

OMJ: I had seen this one, but I have a kegerator with a tower on the top, so this is not an option.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/gallery/...ridge_done.jpg


mariojr: I'll check out what they've got at rapiswholesale

Walker 11-16-2009 07:50 PM

bah. all of those faucet locks are useless for the ventmatic type faucets because they rely on the faucet downspout being located further back on the faucet than the tap-handle. Those locks all "grab" the faucet in one way or another by the spout, but my spouts are located further out than the taphandles.

In other words, I've seen a ton of different faucet locks that work for these:

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/gallery/...eer-faucet.jpg

But not a single one that will work for these:

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/gallery/...etandshank.jpg

Walker 11-16-2009 07:56 PM

Hmmmm... actually... there is a tiny little lip on my faucets near the nut, so I wonder if one like this will actually work.

http://rapidswholesale.com/Merchant2...000001/560.jpg

That metal bar would have to hit the little lip "just right", but... maybe....

Edcculus 11-16-2009 07:59 PM

I know its a pain, but you could pull the QD when you don't plan to pull any beer.

the_bird 11-16-2009 08:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Edcculus (Post 1680677)
I know its a pain, but you could pull the QD when you don't plan to pull any beer.

Probably be easier to unscrew the penises from the faucets. I mean tap handles.

Walker 11-16-2009 08:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Edcculus (Post 1680677)
I know its a pain, but you could pull the QD when you don't plan to pull any beer.

Yeah, that's what I am currently doing. It just makes a dripping mess inside the kegerator.


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