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Old 11-23-2009, 05:59 PM   #1
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Default What Size Shank for a Keezer?

Putting together a keezer but I'm not sure what length of shank I need. I'm thinking the 3 1/8" inch from kegconnection. Anyone have some input? Thanks.

http://stores.kegconnection.com/Detail.bok?no=303

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Old 11-23-2009, 06:41 PM   #2
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I use the same ones but my collar is 1by (3/4) material . But even with 2by(1 1/2) it will work, get the wrench too I got one with the commercial setup and wondered why I never bought one before makes changing and tightening the taps so much easier

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Old 11-23-2009, 07:27 PM   #3
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I do have a faucet wrench so that is good. I'm looking on kegconnection and the smallest shank they have available right now is the 5 1/8" which I think would become obtrusive. The only place I found them on a quick search was Northernbrewer. I would think that building the collar out of 1 x3/4" material is normal. Is this not the case?

http://www.northernbrewer.com/brewin...3-16-bore.html

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My shanks are 3.5" I believe. My collar is a 2x4. I would never get a bigger one. It just gets in the way. I'd try to find the shanks the come with the barb on the end though. More convenient.

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Here's a good selection with the barbs already attached.
http://www.micromatic.com/draft-keg-...s-cid-336.html

Make sure to get the 3/16"

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Old 11-23-2009, 09:32 PM   #6
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This is where I ended up buying x-mas present for myself this year. They have the one piece shanks too....

http://rapidswholesale.com/Merchant2...ry_Code=Shanks

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I do have a faucet wrench so that is good. I'm looking on kegconnection and the smallest shank they have available right now is the 5 1/8" which I think would become obtrusive. The only place I found them on a quick search was Northernbrewer. I would think that building the collar out of 1 x3/4" material is normal. Is this not the case?

http://www.northernbrewer.com/brewin...3-16-bore.html

2 by 4 is actually 1 1/2 by 3 1/2 nominal. I have seen some a little smaller sucks when doing finish carpentry
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Thanks guys for the micromatic and rapidwholesalers websites. If the shanks with the barbs already attached are easier I guess I'll get those as they honestly are a little bit cheaper than "regular" shanks from online homebrew stores for the 3 inchers. Is it just that you have less parts to clean when the hose barb is attached?

I will be sure to get the 3/16" bore ones.

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So if I get this shank, that's all I need? I have the Perlick faucets already. Looks like there's a price break at 6 and that's how many I need.

http://rapidswholesale.com/Merchant2...ry_Code=Shanks

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So if I get this shank, that's all I need? I have the Perlick faucets already. Looks like there's a price break at 6 and that's how many I need.

http://rapidswholesale.com/Merchant2...ry_Code=Shanks
you will also need
nut

and

tailpiece

to hook up the beer lines
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