Originally Posted by Backporchbrewery
This seems like poor quality on the 525 models. I've tried one on two different shanks (a ss one and a plated one) and neither would work with the new 525. I ordered more of the little orings that seal it and doubled them up and still got beer shooting everywhere. I guess the only thing left for me is to beat it into submission or grind it down with a dremel. I'm highly disappointed in Perlick for these. I have an older brass perlick and a cheapo faucet that I've never had a problem with, but that shiny new 525 just seems to be poor quality control.
Brewmaster's Warehouse has been great- they offered to have me send my shank to them and try a faucet on that would work, and/or to just return the faucet. Since I don't want to leave a hole in my fridge, and I have a faucet already on it (just not a perlick), I've sent the faucet back.
I'm really disgusted by Perlick and their quality control. My 425s are awesome, and I'm a big fan of the style. But this 525 definitely feels "cheaper" and has been a headache.