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Old 09-07-2010, 03:55 AM   #1
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Default Convert 2" Shank into Tower Shank

Quick question about shanks.

If I currently have 2" shanks, like: http://www.beveragefactory.com/draftbeer/faucets/shanks/SHANK2.shtml


Can I convert them into Tower Shanks with elbows and have them fit a 3" tower? Like: http://www.beveragefactory.com/draftbeer/faucets/shanks/4329AS-3E_elbow_shank.shtml

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Old 09-07-2010, 05:26 PM   #2
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Quick question about shanks.

If I currently have 2" shanks, like: http://www.beveragefactory.com/draftbeer/faucets/shanks/SHANK2.shtml


Can I convert them into Tower Shanks with elbows and have them fit a 3" tower? Like: http://www.beveragefactory.com/draftbeer/faucets/shanks/4329AS-3E_elbow_shank.shtml
Yes, you can.
But when you cut them shorter you'll be cutting off the hose barb. You'll have to add a tailpiece, nut, and washer.

Also, the cut end must be very square and smooth. I would use a lathe if you have access to one.
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What does the primary pressure gauge on the tank tell us? That's right, the temperature. Put it on a scale if you want to know how much is in it...
Put some duct tape over the gauge - Or better yet - Replace the high pressure gauge with a plug - High pressure gauges are useless!
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