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Old 06-18-2006, 01:04 AM   #1
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Default Did The Vent-Matic Problem Ever Get Solved?

I'm at the stage in my kegerator construction that I need to purchace the taps . Did the vent-matics ever get back up and running? If they are I'm going to get 4. If not, I need to go elsewhere.

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Old 06-18-2006, 02:15 AM   #2
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I'll tell you next week. They tell me that the 2 I ordered shipped Friday.

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Old 06-18-2006, 03:10 AM   #3
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More beer is again listing them as available. The new design is now called Ultra-Flo.

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man, are they expensive though...

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Old 06-18-2006, 08:53 PM   #5
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I ordered one of the Perlick copycat faucets from MoreBeer. I don't know how nice the ventmatic ones are, but the Perlick "replacement" is pretty sweet. And 10 bucks cheaper at MoreBeer's prices. I am ordering another with my next order.

http://morebeer.com/product.html?product_id=6495

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I also went with Perlicks on my kegerator, and I am very happy with them.

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I also have 2 perlicks and they really are great. I'm sure the ventmatics rock too, but at the time there were not available and the perlicks are cheaper. I can't complain at all about them, they have never clogged.

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Thanks guys. The ultra flow are a little pricey. I'll check out those perlicks also. I'll let y'all know what I end up going with.

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Old 06-20-2006, 02:32 AM   #9
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superprod.com has perlicks for 28. Give brad at ventmatics a holler though, ventmatic@msn.com. He has a new and improved faucet with all sorts of kicking features. For as good as Perlicks are, they're one patent behind of the Ventmatics.

PS I am sure Perlicks are great. I am considering buying some if I really need some forward sealing action in my very near future.

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I'd say that the ventmatic problem got solved. Just sanitized and installed 2 spanking new ventmatic ultraflows that I got from the manufacturer.

They even threw in 2 complete seal kits for the 'delay' of 5 days.

I've gotten glass objects that weren't packed as well as these were. Individually packed in bubble envelopes, wrapped in butcher paper and wrapped again in bubble wrap-- box completely wrapped in packing tape.


Kinda makes me wish I had bought a new tower too-- the shiney stainless steel faucets makes my tower look a little ratty.

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