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Old 05-11-2010, 10:16 AM   #11
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Old 05-11-2010, 11:22 AM   #12
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I had the same problem, My friend gave me a beautiful Bass Ale wooden tap handle. It was over a foot long. It would creep the faucet forward over a period of time and start leaking. Used rubberbands at first to hold it in place. Then I switched over to the things my wife uses for her ponty tail. However she started freaking out when they started to disappear.

So To solve the problem I bought these. I have a 7 year old kid so it was worth it anyway but it will still solve your problem of taps creeping open.

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Old 05-11-2010, 11:33 AM   #13
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It still saddens me to think about my first all grain batch that ended up all over my garage floor. My scenario is a little different since I only have a picnic tap, but when I opened the keg, I noticed there was a bit of ice sludge in the bottom. The only thing I can think is that my temps got too low and somehow the expansion of the beer when it froze forced it's way out of the tap. Still a mystery, but I can relate to your frustration.

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Old 05-11-2010, 04:45 PM   #14
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Could the added leverage asserted when pulling a long tap handle be damaging the faucet internals?

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Old 05-11-2010, 05:55 PM   #15
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In my experience the Perlick faucets are more sensitive to heavy tap handles. You can tighten the packing nut to help but I eventually switched to lighter, shorter handles to avoid problems and tidy up the appearance. I would get spilled beer when I opened and closed the lid or just bumped into it.

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Old 05-11-2010, 06:34 PM   #16
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Those long heavy tap handles are probably for use on a beergas/stout tap. That is my guess at least, I would worry some about damaging the regular faucets with the weight and leverage as mentioned above.

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Old 05-14-2010, 02:14 AM   #17
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What about a self closing faucet? keeps it closed for when you are too drunk to stop pouring! I have a 10 tap system (I own a restaurant/bar) and I wish I had more of them. My blue moon(only 1 of 2 non micro/craft beer) faucet leaps forward if you shut to door too hard of the front so I may be getting some more faucets soon.

http://www.micromatic.com/draft-keg-...d-4933KSC.html

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Old 05-14-2010, 03:56 AM   #18
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I am cracking a beer now to give a 21 chug salute

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Old 05-14-2010, 08:46 AM   #19
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same thing for me tonight... got home to about eight gallons soaking into the carpet and two empty kegs, my buddy said my beer was two warm and adjusted the kegerator to make it colder and froze both kegs, then while i was gone they started to thaw and beer was every where... i almost cried when i got home, plus the clean up sucks

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