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Aleforge 06-25-2008 10:21 AM

Faucet and Shank thread question?
 
I don't have the proper special wrench for these, so I used a pipe wrench. They are about as tight as I can get them when holding the faucet portion in my hand while turning. I noticed there is still plenty of thread left, and I was thinking in order to get a proper seal this would have to be 100% seated. However if I am wrong and I really crank down on it I could damage it so I wanted a opinion on it. Here is what it looks like right now.

http://i25.tinypic.com/34f021i.jpg


Thank you!

Loweface 06-25-2008 11:23 AM

I don't have a kegging system but the rough egde of that collar bit looks like it should be closeable by hand... did you try to a few times to get it to sit right or go straight for the wrench? I hope I'm wrong...

mr x 06-25-2008 12:11 PM

You may not need all of that thread. Pressure test it before you keep torquing it.

Jester369 06-25-2008 12:38 PM

There is a small amount of thread exposed on my faucets and they seal just fine.

:mug:

Special Hops 06-25-2008 12:40 PM

Hand tight should be fine. Just run some beer and see if you get a leak. There is hardly any pressure there at the tap so you shouldn't need to crank those down too much.

Aleforge 06-25-2008 12:57 PM

Thanks guys, I noticed it was a "pressure" fit, not o-ring seal off or something soft. So I was worried it had to be torqued way down! I guess if it leaks I will know for sure. :)

Liquidicem 06-25-2008 01:35 PM

Mine don't have nearly that much thread showing but, as other have said, try it and check for leaks.

PT934 01-23-2009 07:17 PM

This is kind of old, so probably solved by now, but one of my faucets has about the same showing for threads because the flat rubber washer that is normally in the back of the faucet was bad and it was replaced by an o-ring that was thicker than the washer wich didnt let the collar thread on all the way. Still seals up fine.


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