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Old 02-05-2011, 04:40 PM   #1
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Default Issues with Perlick 525SS - See video

I just got 3 new Perlicks and I can't get them to stop spitting water out of the collar nut holes. I've tried my older perlicks on these shanks and I have no issues. I can't get the new Perlick's to work on the old shanks either.

Perlick sent me 3 replacement faucets and they don't work either, great customer service though.

Any suggestions?

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Old 02-05-2011, 04:45 PM   #2
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The rubber gasket in the Perlicks is smaller than some other faucets. Get one that is a thicker width. I had the same problem until I swapped the gaskets from my cheap faucets into the Perlicks, problem solved. It isn't the diameter inside that matters, it is how thick the wall of the gasket is, like if you stacked too gaskets on top of each other. It will fix it.

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Old 02-05-2011, 04:58 PM   #3
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The rubber gasket in the Perlicks is smaller than some other faucets. Get one that is a thicker width. I had the same problem until I swapped the gaskets from my cheap faucets into the Perlicks, problem solved. It isn't the diameter inside that matters, it is how thick the wall of the gasket is, like if you stacked too gaskets on top of each other. It will fix it.
I tried stacking, too thick. My older Perlicks work fine, were the gaskets thicker on the 425's?
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Old 02-05-2011, 05:31 PM   #4
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Hey, I got some Perlicks from keg cowboy and am having the same problem. Just built a sanyo 4912 kegerator, just tapped my first brew (irish stout) and lo and behold it's leaking out those collar holes. I tried tightening it down as much as I felt comfortable with and I can get it to slow to a slow drip but it's kind of a bummer. What's the fix for this? If I loosen the collar how do I remove the faucet? Twist it counter clockwise?

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The shank is a standard shank. A Stainless Steel shank should fix the problem.

However, I think you need to understand what is going on. The Perlick SS faucets are made to very close specs and sometimes will not fit on the splines of a standard shank. This is due to the fact that the shank is brass and is then Chrome plated. Sometimes the layer of Chrome prevents the faucet from sliding onto the spline. Unless it slides all the way onto the shank, the gasket cannot seal the connection. The fix? Get a small (fine) triangular file and file the spline until the faucet can be fitted. (Or replace the shank with a SS unit)

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If the issue is the shank why do the older Perlick's work fine?

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If I loosen the collar how do I remove the faucet? Twist it counter clockwise?
Your faucet is now jammed onto the shank. You are going to have a rough time getting it off. Twisting it will buy you nothing. Loosen the collar nut all the way and then wiggle the faucet up and down & side to side until you get it off.
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If the issue is the shank why do the older Perlick's work fine?
They are machined to a different Spec. Apparently Perlick has not figured out that they are having issues with their forward seal faucets.
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ok, able to remove the faucet from the tower. everything looks brand new and all the gaskets are where they should be. is there a way i can just add a gasket or something to fix this?

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Replace the gasket with a thicker one. I had the same problem with my 525ss' until I swapped out the gaskets. That or get new shanks, I had 2 from the kit I bought that are lower quality and those are the two that leaked. The new shank that I bought so I could move up to 3 faucets doesn't leak with the standard gasket in the Perlick. So either get new shanks or new, thicker gaskets.

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