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Old 06-09-2008, 07:22 PM   #1
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Default Forward Sealing Faucets worth it?

The price for Forward-sealling faucets is like twice the price of regular faucets ($20 compared to $40). Are they really required, or will standard faucets suffice? I don't want to buy regular faucets then find out I should have bought the forward seal later. Likewise, I am nto into spending extra $$ on useless stuff.

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Old 06-09-2008, 07:26 PM   #2
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I have regular faucets only because they were free, but I will definately be upgrading very soon. The problem with regular faucets is that they stick if they sit unused more than a day. I've never had a problem unsticking one, but still don't like it.

You will find that quite a few people upgrade or wish they would have bought forward sealing to begin with.

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I'm not REALLY sure bc I've never used 'normal' faucets....when I decided to put together my kegger I decided to not compromise and just go all out. So, I went with the perlicks......and they're awesome! I've NEVER had to worry about them sticking or anything.

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Old 06-09-2008, 07:28 PM   #4
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Right now I've 2 taps on my kegerator...one regular and one Perlick.
I do prefer the Perlick for sure.

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Standard faucets came with the shank kits I bought when building my DIY tower so I went with those. Sticking is REALLY annoying and sometimes I wonder if I've unstuck it for the last time and it won't actually seal anymore.

I plan to upgrade to forward sealing faucets in the near future for sure.

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I shonuff love my ventmatics. Worth it IMHO.

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Perlicks are $32 at www.superprod.com and worth every dime. I know very few people who went cheap and then decided to live with it.

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One tip I have heard if you decide to go with the cheaper ones is to keep a spray bottle of starsan near the tap. When you a done for the night spray a little in any tap you used and it should help limit the sticking.

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Worth every dollar for your standard everyday kegerator. If you have something that you don't use very often like a portable kegerator or a brew board for parties, the cheapie faucets work fine. Just clean them after use. They are used so much during parties that they never get the chance to stick.

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