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Old 12-05-2006, 03:59 AM   #1
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Default Front tap on Sanyo 4912?

I am thinking about taking the plunge into kegging. I am sick of filling those little bottles! Anyway, I am thinking about buying a Sanyo 4912, but where I want to put it does not have the head room for a tower. Is there enough room for either 1 or 2 taps out the door on the Sanyo?

BTW, I need a complete setup. Where is the best deal on a quality rig? I haven't decided if I want a single or dual setup, but I need the whole kegging shabang. Also, what is the difference between ball taps and Sansky taps on Corny kegs? (Newby with no mentor here.)

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Old 12-05-2006, 04:22 AM   #2
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I just bought my Sanyo 4912 and am having the same internal debate. I know you can install the taps in the door, I think that is the road I will take. It seems cheaper considering you don't have to spend $200 plus on a tower. Here is a link to an old Ebay listing that had the tap installed in the door.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...7964&rd=1&rd=1

It's not a Sanyo, but the theory is sound. Good luck.

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Old 12-05-2006, 05:36 AM   #3
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Here are a couple of places to start for a complete set-up:

http://stores.ebay.com/Tom-Hargrave-Sales

http://stores.ebay.com/BeverageFactory-Dot-Com

Corny kegs either take ball lock or pin lock fittings (more commonly ball lock). I assume you mean Sankey- this is the common fitting for commercial draft beer and does not work with Corny kegs. I have seen pictures of the 4912 with two front taps- you might try a google search and see what you come up with. The first ebay site has links to converting a fridge to a kegerator.

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Old 12-06-2006, 01:37 AM   #4
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One small warning:

Hargraves is far behind on refurbished kegs. I ordered a 2 keg setup and had to have some heated conversations with him to get my order shipped. I will say he went above and beyond to make things right with me. If you have the time to wait for the setups then I would recommend you buy from him, as his product is very good.

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OK, I understand the Sanky vs. Ball Lock answer. I was confused by all of the Sanky tap systems, and assumed that you could get Corny kegs with Sanky tops.

I am going to have to look at the Kenmore model #95499 to see if 2 Kegs will fit. The nearest Sanyo dealer is 2 hours away, and I don't want to pay shipping. Price is the same.

Still considering the 1 vs. 2 tap question. I am assuming that I can carbonate the kegs without having them hooked up 24/7 to the CO2, but I would hate to locate my single tap dead center in the door, then want to add a second tap later.

What a great world we live in. The biggest questions of the day are 1 tap vs. 2, Kenmore vs. Sanyo, and Rock River vs. Bushmaster, and not rent vs. food.

Thanks for all of the help!

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What a great world we live in. The biggest questions of the day are 1 tap vs. 2, Kenmore vs. Sanyo, and Rock River vs. Bushmaster, and not rent vs. food.
You said it, bud.
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