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Old 06-01-2012, 11:40 PM   #3641
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Just wrapped this up for today. Probably needs another coat or two of stain but i'm happy with it for now.



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Old 06-02-2012, 04:01 PM   #3642
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Finally finished mine off with tap handles and drip tray. I painted over the tap handle labels with chalkboard paint:




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Old 06-02-2012, 04:56 PM   #3643
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Love the dovetails. I was going to miter and reinforce with dominos but I am doing dovetails now.
I used a router jig from Lowes that made it relatively easy. You still need to be very precise lining things up of course, but it's nowhere near as labor intensive as it was when my grandfather learned to do them by hand! And the joints just need a little glue instead of screws or nails.
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Old 06-02-2012, 08:38 PM   #3644
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I used a router jig from Lowes that made it relatively easy. You still need to be very precise lining things up of course, but it's nowhere near as labor intensive as it was when my grandfather learned to do them by hand! And the joints just need a little glue instead of screws or nails.
I have an Akeda jig that I've used for a number of years now to do the dovetails. It is so much quicker than doing them by hand. What I love about the Akeda jig is that I can space them any way I want giving them more of a "custom" touch.
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Old 06-03-2012, 01:22 PM   #3645
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teasers...

i have a few from the beginning of the build and it should be done in a week or two... waiting on some metal pieces and stain, then its wiring up the love controller and filling it full of homebrew.


Kegerator-3 by jmw5107, on Flickr


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Old 06-03-2012, 02:14 PM   #3646
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so the perlick 525ss seems to be the icing on the cake for a lot of these guys, whats the deal with perlick? And why should i spend $35 to upgrade from my stock faucet?

They do look nice, but whats the benefits over the stock faucets?

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Old 06-03-2012, 05:09 PM   #3647
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so the perlick 525ss seems to be the icing on the cake for a lot of these guys, whats the deal with perlick? And why should i spend $35 to upgrade from my stock faucet?

They do look nice, but whats the benefits over the stock faucets?

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If you had them, you'd know.

Forward sealing, non stick. More sanitary.

Actually, I prefer the older 425ss with the removable spout.
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Old 06-03-2012, 05:14 PM   #3648
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If you had them, you'd know.

Forward sealing, non stick. More sanitary.

Actually, I prefer the older 425ss with the removable spout.
More sanitary???? Really????

Just wipe and clean your taps frequently, solve any "sanitary" issue. Trust me I truly am jealous of the Perlicks, sexy as hell....but "more sanitary"???? Where are you serving your beer? Botswana?
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Old 06-03-2012, 05:21 PM   #3649
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If you had them, you'd know.

Forward sealing, non stick. More sanitary.

Actually, I prefer the older 425ss with the removable spout.
Anyone care to elaborate? I'd be interested in a fuller explanation.
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Old 06-03-2012, 05:29 PM   #3650
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From what I understand, the Perlick design doesn't allow much if any air contact compared to standard faucets. They claim there is literary no place for air or bacteria to contact the beer. Plus, they look badass.



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