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Old 01-24-2010, 01:27 PM   #1
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Hello All,

I recently scored a 4912 on craigslist. woot

I really like the look of single tap towers, so I'm trying to fab up my own using sink pipes. I don't have too much room about 1.5 inches from the front of the pipe to bend. Is there anyway to attach a faucet directly to a barbed tailpiece?

I could always add some pipe to add horizontal length but would rather not.

Could I use a tower shank and replace the elbow? But then what of the curved adapter that fits the faucet to the rounded outside of the tower?

Thanks.

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Old 01-26-2010, 12:08 AM   #2
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Ok so my options are as follows I guess.

1. Use a Tower Shank hope its short enough.
-If its not add horizontal length to the sink tube

2. Use a short shank (1 7/8ths) From BEC
http://beverageequipmentco.com/BEC_Beer_Shanks.htm

Has anyone ordered from them before? Or know another place that sells the shorter shanks?

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Old 01-26-2010, 12:31 AM   #3
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there are some places that sell all in one (I think it may be micromatic) shank with a bend. it's small enough to fit a 2 inch pipe I think.

someone will come in with it I hope.

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I know the most common elbow shanks are made to fit in towers that are 3" in diameter. So finding some to fit in a 2" pipe may prove difficult.

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Old 01-26-2010, 12:59 AM   #5
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does anyone have a tower shank they could measure for me. I would need the distance from the inside of the faucet nut to the curve of the tail piece. Basically the "inside" part of the shank.

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Old 01-26-2010, 03:21 AM   #6
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The "inside part of the shank" on the elbow shanks from Micromatic are 1.25 inches.

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Old 01-26-2010, 10:30 AM   #7
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ChasMcCall FTW! Thanks.

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