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Old 11-14-2012, 04:31 PM   #1
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I picked up this used Tap Tower for $200 for my keezer bar build. And I am wondering what the best way to connect it up is.

It is a perlick tower and has stainless and copper running to the taps. Its all encased in foam on the top so for now the shanks are staying. Am I correct in guessing that I will need stainless compression fittings for the beer lines? Or would just hooking it to beerline and using a hose clamp be enough?

I will probably start with copper extensions into the keezer to passively cool the lines but could always go to a cheap water pump if needed.

Am I missing anything?



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Old 11-14-2012, 08:30 PM   #2
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You can use brass without any problems

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Old 11-14-2012, 09:18 PM   #3
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Thanks i was wondering about corrosion if i used different metals.

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I have plastic running all the way to the back of the tower. Metal looks like a nice concept but I am not sure as far as corrosion either. Another Article that helped me set it up was here
http://beersmith.com/blog/2011/07/14...of-draft-beer/
Allow you to set your psi to 8 or 10 or whatever and not have foam at the other end. I used nipple adapters and hose clamps to connect any new tubing to existing tubing. Grats on a heck of a deal for the tap. Good luck getting it setup.

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I would go plastic up to the shanks but this is what the top of the tower looks like. Since it was a glycol cooled tower I am assuming there is some sorta cooling voodoo going on inside that foam.

Thanks for the line length link that will come in handy. I'm going to try and get a roughed out collar on over thanksgiving and then work on converting the rest as i have time.

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I would just leave the stainless lines since they are already hooked up. Just heat up your beer line in boiling water or use a heat gun and you should be able to slip the beer line over the existing stainless line. It looks like the stainless was kinda hacked off. Use a pipe cutter and cut maybe 1/4" off so you have a nice clean edge on the stainless before attaching the plastic line.

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