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Old 02-12-2014, 01:39 AM   #1
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Default Drilling into a Tower for Dual Tap

Wondering if anyone has ever attempted to drill through a tower to add an additional tap? Rather than buying a new dual tower, or even the extension they sell to go over the top, I'd like to just drill a new hole next to the existing single tap and drill new mounting screw holes at the bottom to be able to rotate the tower appropriately. I already have a 2nd shank/tap, hence my motivation to go this route. I've drilled through the front wall of a fridge to add a tap before, and imaging this would be a similar process, just a cylindrical surface.. But hesitancy brings me here!

The tower itself is a Draught Technologies model DTD6. Dimensions are 11.5" x 3" x (roughly) 1/16". Any insight or other cheap alternative ideas would be appreciated!

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Old 02-12-2014, 08:24 AM   #2
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dont know about drilling into the tower but you could maybe think of going this route and keeping it as one hole through the tower http://www.ebay.com/itm/Draft-Beer-Dual-Double-Splitter-Faucet-2-3-4-Shank-Jockey-Box-Kegerator-/201032739881?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2ece7c 2c29

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Yes, I used a step bit. You will need to make the new hole lower, at the same level, you will not be able to add the shank, not enough room in a depending on circumference

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I drilled a second hole in my three inch tower and had no problem mounting the second shaft. I used a step bit and drilled the hole at the same level as the first one but far enough away to be able to mount the second shaft.


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