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Old 08-05-2009, 07:16 PM   #1
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Default I need a tiny faucet

I bought this cool glass vessel (used) for dispensing liquids, I plan on doing infused liquors etc but the plastic faucet does not shut off properly. It's a cheap plastic faucet. I have gone to some pretty good hardware stores and found nothing that would come close to fitting. The hole is small, barely 5/16". I have some diamond coated dremel bits that could grind the hole larger but I'm afraid of breaking the thing. A picnic tap almost fits in all the way but being barbed there's no way to seal it. Suggestions?


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Old 08-13-2009, 12:18 AM   #2
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Bump?
Anyone have an idea to source a small faucet?
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Old 08-13-2009, 12:25 AM   #3
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is 5/16 the od of the hole in the glass vessel or the faucet inlet od?

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Old 08-13-2009, 01:03 AM   #4
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When I first saw this, I was thinking a small wooden spigot like for a whiskey barrel wedged in the hole...

But I came upon this site...

Brass wine tap, stainless steel spigots, small cask taps, wood barrel faucets, mini keg spigot, wooden barrels faucet, bar dispensers valve, restaurant container dispensing valves

EDIT: Dang dang cool idea you have there!

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Old 08-13-2009, 02:58 PM   #5
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5/16" or about 8mm is the ID of the hole in the vessel. Lonnie, thanks for the link, that may be the ticket if I can grind another mm or two out of it. I have a couple larger glass drill bits, which might get me into another size up but I know how easy it it to break glass when drilling (actually micro grinding) it. I've experimented with glass drilling in the past.

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Old 08-13-2009, 03:07 PM   #6
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Absinthe Fountains from ALANDIA

I "think" what you have found their is an Absinthe Fountain. Scroll to the middle of the page on the link to see examples.

Kegworks.com carries some, or one, of these and may be able to provide you a source for parts.
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It's possible to enlarge the hole using a drill with a cone shaped grind stone bit. This requires patience and gentle pressure to keep from cracking the glass. Too fast and the glass will get hot and fracture. Too much pressure can do the same. It's a risky procedure, but it can be done.

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Old 08-13-2009, 03:18 PM   #8
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Gila
You are right, that must be what I have. I'll check into that, thanks!

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Ok I was able to track down the maker of the fountains in France. Thanks for the lead, Gila. He said if I order something from his shop Absinthe Frenchman Spoon Web Shop he would send me a faucet for free. So 9 euro later I should have a pretty absinthe spoon and a new faucet. I only paid $5 for the fountain at a garage sale.

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I have found them at local wholesale house for restaurants. It is called cash and carry here and they stock them

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