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Old 09-11-2009, 12:37 AM   #1
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Yes its time. The 4 picninc taps are messy, time for Perlicks.

Still debating 525 or 575.. maybe 1 575 to start to see if the creamer action is that good..

Anyways sorry for this but I did just search for 20 min. why cant i find a 'Installing Perlicks in you Collar' thread?

What exactly do i need when I place the order? I can cut the picnic taps off and use that tubing right? what size shank? do i need washers/couplers? any kind of that stuff. so the day the delivery arrives i have everything i need..


i found this really good link on ebay for the equiptment

eBay Store - The Beer Tap Store: faucets, kegerator kits, regulators gauges

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Old 09-11-2009, 12:53 AM   #2
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You are going to need the shank. The a female pipe/hose adapter for the beer line. Not sure what it is called? The link you gave shows the other parts that are needed. Also, a handle.

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Shank size depends on the thickness of your collar, they will come with the nuts and washers that you need. You will have to purchase a tail piece separately that has the proper barb size for your existing line, along with a clamp to hold the line on there.

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Shank size depends on the thickness of your collar, they will come with the nuts and washers that you need. You will have to purchase a tail piece separately that has the proper barb size for your existing line, along with a clamp to hold the line on there.
austin homebrew supply calls it a 'Fitting Kit', i think it has the extras..

i used a 2"x8" to build the collar. is the 3" shank proper?
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I opted to get really long shanks (4 or 5 inches I think, on a 1 inch thick collar) so that there is extra shank sticking into the interior of the keezer, which keeps the whole shank and faucet nice and cold. Probably could have gotten away with less, but that's just me. Also, the long shanks will get in the way on the interior depending on how your collar and lines are installed, just something to consider.

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austin homebrew supply calls it a 'Fitting Kit', i think it has the extras..

i used a 2"x8" to build the collar. is the 3" shank proper?
Yes, that should stick out inside about 2 1/2" with the barb and line.

edit: maybe not, here is a pic of some 3" shanks I sold awhile back. You will notice that it's measured to the end of the faucet ring.




I still think that it is long enough for 2x material though.
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Yes, that should stick out inside about 2 1/2" with the barb and line.

edit: maybe not, here is a pic of some 3" shanks I sold awhile back. You will notice that it's measured to the end of the faucet ring.




I still think that it is long enough for 2x material though.

wow thanks. maybe the 4" then, especially with the idea of the faucets staying cold.

can i just cut off the picnic taps and use those?
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You can use the line but not the plastic faucet part.

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They also sell shanks with built in nipples. It's the way to go imo.

Straight Nipple Shanks

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They also sell shanks with built in nipples. It's the way to go imo.

Straight Nipple Shanks
Just make sure you get the right barb size. I got my shanks as well as the parts for the keggerator I put together for my Father-in-Law from the company in that link. Great company, good prices and service.
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