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Old 01-06-2010, 02:40 AM   #1
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I just picked up a my first Perlick faucet a couple days ago been when I try to connect it to my tower it does not seal properly. When I plug the beer out line into the keg beer will leak from the three holes on the tower where it tightens to the faucet. Is there something defective on my unit or is it just something that i have not done or thought of. Please help I really want to use the new faucet.

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Old 01-06-2010, 02:44 AM   #2
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What kind of shank are you trying to put it on? Some cheaper kegerators such as Danby and Visanni have used nonstandard faucets in some units.

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Old 01-06-2010, 02:54 PM   #3
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which model of perlick do you have? One model won't work on the really short shanks, (like a direct-to-disconnect fitting.)

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Old 01-06-2010, 06:11 PM   #4
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I have a this tower from micromatic [URL="http://www.micromatic.com/draft-keg-beer/towers-pid-DS-531-211.html"]http://www.micromatic.com/draft-keg-beer/towers-pid-DS-531-211.html[/URL on a keezer.

I have model 525ss.

thank you for your help so far.

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Old 01-07-2010, 01:08 AM   #5
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"beer will leak from the three holes on the tower where it tightens to the faucet"?

Are you talking about the holes you put the wrench in to tighten the faucet to the shank?
I had one 525 that leaked from this connection, it just needed tightened some more. I took it apart, made sure the oring wasn't messed up, lubed it good and put it back on a second time. Still leaked so I put the wrench on and tightened it slowly till it stopped leaking. Next time I take a faucet off, I will hook up an empty keg with air in it so I know it won't leak beer and make a mess.

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Old 01-10-2010, 08:30 PM   #6
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I finally got fed up and took apart the whole tower and figured out that the teeth on the shank our different than the teeth on the faucet. So I either need a new shank or a new faucet. Thank you everyone for your help.

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Old 05-19-2010, 07:27 PM   #7
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I have the same exact problem with my beer shooting out of the holes that tighten the facet. I have a double tower Summit kegerator please let me know what you did to fix the problem

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Old 05-19-2010, 07:30 PM   #8
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Not trying to be a SA here but what about the rubber washer that seals the shank to the faucet??? It's supposed to go between the two...

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Old 05-20-2010, 12:21 AM   #9
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Yes The rubber washer is in perfect condition and the faucets are brand new. I have tried using lube on the threads and everything but looking through the holes you can see that there is not a complete seal from the faucet to the shank.

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Old 05-20-2010, 04:30 PM   #10
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The problem is that the teeth on the faucet do not fit the shank properly. I had to order a new shank and now everything is flowing properly. I was able to find the proper shank from keg works.

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