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Old 07-11-2012, 03:24 PM   #1
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I have one of the Vissani (Magic Chef) kegerators that I picked up for very cheap. After getting the temperature issue squared away installing a few cooling fans, it is working great! My new issue is that I can't install any custom tap handles due to the faucet not being a standard size (why they would do this I don't know..). I've done a lot of searching/googling and can't come up with any definitive answers. Some people say they switched out the faucet and shank with no issues. Some people say they couldn't. Others say they added a new tower, while others have said a new tower didn't fit right either??

Has anyone on here done this to theirs and if so can you tell me which parts you used and any issues you ran into??

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Old 07-11-2012, 04:26 PM   #2
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I had the same issue. On mine. I swapped out the tap and shank. tried swapping out the tap first. but it wouldn't thread into the shank that came with the kegerator. so i went to my lhbs and got a new shank. Let me know if that was helpful.
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Old 07-11-2012, 04:52 PM   #3
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Thanks Rian!

Did the tap/shank fit ok with the stock Vissani tower? I've heard some people had issues. Looking at the faucets/shanks ok micromatic, im not sure what size shank to get that will fit properly...

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Old 07-11-2012, 06:41 PM   #4
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the shank i got from my lhbs looks like:
http://stores.kegconnection.com/Detail.bok?no=234

it fit good as i remember. a pain to get bev line on. while you are there swap the 5' line for a 10'.

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Old 07-11-2012, 07:55 PM   #5
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Interesting, I didnt think of using one with the curve, but with the small tower thats probably a good idea. I will swap out the beer line next too between kegs and my next cleaning. Thanks for the help!

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Old 07-11-2012, 08:25 PM   #6
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Last question, what diameter beer hose did you use? Micromatic states the standard 3/16" is not good for over 5 feet. Did you use 1/4"?

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Old 07-11-2012, 09:18 PM   #7
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3/16 is standard beverage line. Use that. That and what is your serving pressure? 12-14 is mine.

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Old 07-11-2012, 09:38 PM   #8
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My pressure varies depending on the beer i have on there. I suppose I will have to increase it with a longer line. What advantage does the longer beer line give you?

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Longer line allowed me to raise my pressure to my kegs. They weren't carbed enough for me.

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Old 07-11-2012, 09:52 PM   #10
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Ahhh ok, im not actually making my own beer...yet. Im using commercial beers so they are already carbed pretty well.

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