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Old 10-05-2009, 06:30 PM   #1
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Default New Tap tower or drill old one?

I currently have an old Kenmore Kegerator with 1 tap on the tower. I want to upgrade to a dual tap tower. I measured the tower itself and unfortunately its only 2.5" in diameter. When I open the top and look down it...it looks like I can put another tap possibly lower then the first faucet. Is this do-able or should I just buy a dual tap tower? The problem is that the shank takes up almost the entire 2.5 inches. I noticed on newer towers the shank comes out more which leaves only the beer line in the tower so I guess thats how they can put 2 taps right next to each other.

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You could always make one out of PVC.

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Now that I looked at my tower again it is old and definitely needs replacing. I'm not that handy but it would be cool to build one. I've seen people build it with PVC but is it a good insulator? Is that the only feature that you are looking for in the tower? I guess you can always add a fan so that the cool air gets up there anyway.

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Do this and you will have no problems.

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This place has the cheapest one I have found http://www.acumetalfab.com/products1.html

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Thanks for that link..I didn't see that before with the copper tubing. It looks like it might be a little difficult to get to the lines near the shank if you had to. I guess if you don't go crazy with the foam and leave some room in there you should be ok.

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Are you sure you need to replace the tower? I have an old Kenmore kegerator too, with a 2.5" tower, and I drilled a hole for a second tap. I forget how to post pics, but if you check out my gallery I posted pics. In order to get the taps to be on the same level I ordered new shanks from Ventmatic to squeeze everything in place.

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pahiker6 - I took a look at your gallery and you definitely have the same kegerator as me. The problem is that my shank goes too deep into the tower. Let me see if I can post a pic so you can see what I mean.

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These look great. I've got a perlick commercial kegerator coming my way that will hold 4 corny's + co2 tank and I'd like to put a 4 tap draft arm or tower on it. I didn't see any pricing on this site - did I miss it or is it not listed?
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I couldn't find any pricing either.

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