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Old 06-24-2007, 07:21 PM   #1
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When purchasing a shank is the length listed the total length or the max width the shank will fit through. Basically, I have 3/4" wall thickness/tower - what is the minimum length shank I need. Will a 2" shank be ok, or will it be too short? Thanks.

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Old 06-24-2007, 08:20 PM   #2
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AT first I thought you were asking something else...

I'm reasonably sure it's the total length that is listed.

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Old 06-24-2007, 09:05 PM   #3
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LOL. Like purchasing a skank?
Anyway......if its the total length, how do know what the max width of material it will close(fit on either side, right?) around? The nut needs some threads to screw onto and faucet coupling takes up some of the total length - why don't they list the widths it will fit? Help!

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Check out the description of this shank.
http://morebeer.com/view_product/16253/
It is a 3" shank, but they say it will only span a 2" wall. Looks like you have to subtract an inch of the length.

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Sweet. Thanks for the link. I've been looking at micromatic, you'd think they'd provide that info right? Nope. So if I've got 3/4" to pass through and subtract the 1" for the collar and nut - I've got an 'extra' 1/4" of an inch? Do you think that's too little? Micromatic only has stainless in a 2" , the 2 1/2" is not stainless and the next step up in stainless is 3 1/8" which is longer than I want. I'd like stainless - do you guys think its important in a skank...I mean shank?

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I think 1/4" is plenty as long as micromatic and MoreBeer are using the same intial description. But, I guess you you be fine either way. Worst case you would get a shank that spans 2".

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You mean -worst case it won't fit and I'll have a shank I can't use? If the wall is 3/4" then I've only got a 1/4" leeway. If the micromatic one loses much more than 1" for the collar and nut, I won't be able to secure the skank....I mean shank . Is this joke old - yes.

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My shank is longer than yours....

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Here is a pic of a three inch shank next to a tape. It is suitable for a wall around 1 1/2", hope this helps.

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A longer shank can always be cut down, to short and your screwed.

Personaly I would never cut down my shank!

(this topic could go off topic and deprived very quickly...)

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