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Old 09-11-2012, 02:58 AM   #221
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I ould like to try and make one of these. I know nothing about doing this so please forgive me. I have a 5 gallon round Igloo cooler and a 2.5 gallon keg. I have a CO2 tank already with tubing. What I need to know is what parts do I need for the shank. Do I need just a shank? Any other parts? Nuts? Tail pieces? Sizes? I am thinking a 4" shank is probably too long. Any suggestions? What size holes would I drill? It will be just one connection. I basically have everything other than the shank parts and then how to put it all together. Thank you in advance,

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Old 09-13-2012, 03:16 PM   #222
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You will need a shank and a faucet, ritebrew.com had the best prices I've found (and superfast shipping and great CS!) and you will need to drill a 7/8 hole for the shank. That's pretty much all there is to this.

Thank you OP, I have been slowing getting stuff together for the past year for one of these, and I should get the cooler in tonight. Just in time for our club picnic this Sunday!

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Old 09-13-2012, 05:49 PM   #223
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Is there a particular shank/setup there you might recommend? Would a 3" work?

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Old 09-13-2012, 07:12 PM   #224
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That's what I'm going to use, I have the one's with the barbed ends (less to buy). Since this is not an everyday use kegerator I just bought the cheap chrome faucets. All total, it was like 20 bucks a set.

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Old 09-13-2012, 07:29 PM   #225
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Are you talking about this one Shelly? http://www.ritebrew.com/product-p/843417.htm I already have a faucet.

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Old 09-13-2012, 08:34 PM   #226
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exactly, didn't realize you already had a faucet. You'll want to install it as high as you can, and will probably have to load the keg in then attach the faucet, but that's simple.

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Old 09-13-2012, 08:48 PM   #227
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Wow. Sounds easy. And this piece has the line connection already on it it looks like. So now all I have to do is order this, drill a hole with an 7/8" drill bit, fit shank in hole, tighten up, connect hose and faucet and I am good to go?

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Old 09-13-2012, 09:05 PM   #228
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Yea, that is all there is to it!

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Old 10-15-2012, 04:55 PM   #229
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Is there a particular shank/setup there you might recommend? Would a 3" work?
Yes, a 3" shank will work. I just drilled the holes for my shanks last night and the 3 inch ones fit very well.
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Old 10-16-2012, 05:06 AM   #230
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Awesome thread!!!
I ordered a "Igloo 70-Quart Ice Cube MaxCold Roller" from Walmart.com today. $48.22 with tax, in store pick up. Should be ready for pick up the last week of Oct.
Hope to have the rest of the parts and assembled by Thanksgiving.

Thanks for all the info,
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