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Old 11-16-2009, 08:09 PM   #11
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Probably be easier to unscrew the penises from the faucets. I mean tap handles.

Actually, these tap handles look pretty good now that they are done. They've been painted and laquered and have a paddle part at the top. Looks good and not so much like your wife's toys anymore.

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Old 11-16-2009, 08:10 PM   #12
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There are perlick specific locks but they are pricey. $40 or $50 each, IIRC.

FWIW, unscrew the handle and the temptation to pull is reduced.

The one you've pictured should work as there is a lip on the bottom of the faucet for the u-bolt to fit in.

Of course, you could also affix a eyelet screw on the wall behind (if applies) and use a chain or strap. Not sure what stresses if any this might place on the faucet movement and seals.

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Old 11-16-2009, 08:11 PM   #13
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I think you could get a lot of mileage out of a thin cable and a single padlock with 2 eyebolts. You might have to loosen up the tap nuts so that the cable fits in the groove. The ends of the cable go through an eyebot on the top of the tower and the down to another on the back. The padlock seals the deal.

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Old 11-16-2009, 08:13 PM   #14
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Thinking outside the box...

What if you made some kind of like a wooden box that would fit down over the whole tower enclosure and lock down to the kegerator? Same width as the kegerator. Eighteen inches high or so. Install an eyebolt both on the bottom of the box and the side of the kegerator so that you could lock it down if need be. Stain it up, make it look nice and purdy.

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Old 11-16-2009, 08:20 PM   #15
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I think you could get a lot of mileage out of a thin cable and a single padlock with 2 eyebolts. You might have to loosen up the tap nuts so that the cable fits in the groove. The ends of the cable go through an eyebot on the top of the tower and the down to another on the back. The padlock seals the deal.
The top of the tower is just a little lid that sits on top of the thing. I'd have to put the anchor on something more sturdy.

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There are perlick specific locks but they are pricey. $40 or $50 each, IIRC.
The ones I pictured are actually $40 anyway. I'm not too concerned about the price. SWMBO just wants them locked at (almost) any cost.

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What if you made some kind of like a wooden box that would fit down over the whole tower enclosure and lock down to the kegerator?
Yeah, I thought about that. I'd like to avoid drilling more holds in the fridge, but... if I have to do it, I have to do it.
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Old 11-16-2009, 08:22 PM   #16
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Electric fence charger???

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Old 11-16-2009, 08:24 PM   #17
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The top of the tower is just a little lid that sits on top of the thing. I'd have to put the anchor on something more sturdy.
Ah wait, I see what you mean, OllllO. Not on the actual top, but on the tower near the top.

Might work, but you've got me thinking in a new direction at least.

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Found the same locks on www.wasserstrom.com, too.

They are manufactured by Perlick, so they better work. The price is a tiny bit higher than www.rapidswholesale.com, but the shipping is cheaper. Plus, rapids was going to charge me about $8 sales tax since they were a North Carolina business shipping to a North Carolina address.

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those locks like cabinets and desks always use only a few keys if even more than one. but its kinda pricey to buy one just to have the key to schwipe beer from dad. why not just remove the handle and use a plate to secure it shut?

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those locks like cabinets and desks always use only a few keys if even more than one. but its kinda pricey to buy one just to have the key to schwipe beer from dad.
Like I said, the kids are under 5 years old. I am not worried about them drinking it, I am worried about them draining it all over the floor.

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why not just remove the handle and use a plate to secure it shut?
Use a plate? I don't follow....
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