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Old 08-31-2012, 05:31 PM   #21
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Wow. What a great work around on the faucets. $50 for two is a great price. If I would have know about that, I would have ordered two coversion kits and deselected everything but the faucets and had 4 SS faucets for 100 bucks vice 4 chrome plated for $75. I could justify and extra $7 per but not an extra $18.

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Old 08-31-2012, 07:10 PM   #22
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That's exactly what I did. I've had chrome faucets and shanks and the finish erodes away over time, my guess is there's only one place it could be going... into my beer! That can't be to healthy, so I feel the stainless is well wort the extra money.

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Old 08-31-2012, 08:46 PM   #23
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Maybe I'm the only one, but I'm not quite getting what your point was there. That's a product manual and cleaning guide for a Perlick faucet.

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I'm sorry I thought the 500 spec. page didn't need explaination.

When thinking about any (name brand) product it can be helpful to bump around the product manufactures pages to see what type of support the maker has for its wares. And seek info to help understand potential issues of warranty in the life of a product.

In this thread keeping faucets clean seems to an issue (plated vs stainless) and the product life... I considered if we are thinking about Perlic products in general a visit to products specs. and videos night help some consider additional cost, maint. issues and potential warranty issues. I figure we all don't think the same way, Right?

That's all, that's why I put it in friend. I too am planning on a home draft system and I have a lot of questions.

Does anyone else know who the perlic competition is? Who are the major manufactures of faucets? Who is making the best faucet? Where can we find the best use for our brewer dollars?

Sorry if this strays from the thread.
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Old 08-31-2012, 09:24 PM   #24
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RocketBrewer, thanks for the heads up. I was looking for faucets to complete my build and that worked perfect. I did end up buying other parts as all their stuff is at 10% off right now and does seem cheaper than all other places. Even with California tax its cheaper.

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Does anyone else know who the perlic competition is? Who are the major manufactures of faucets? Who is making the best faucet? Where can we find the best use for our brewer dollars?

Sorry if this strays from the thread.

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I couldn't find another maker of forward sealing faucets. There used to be a company that made them, but I think they went out of business. Maybe there is something overseas, but if there was you would think that they would be available in the U.S?
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I couldn't find another maker of forward sealing faucets. There used to be a company that made them, but I think they went out of business. Maybe there is something overseas, but if there was you would think that they would be available in the U.S?
"Ventmatic", I would think. I've read that the inventor also designed the Perlick 425 faucet, but that at some point there was a falling out, and Perlick had to drop the 425 and come up with the 525.

Shirron apparently also had some kind of business relationship with the Ventmatic design, but those also have disappeared...

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