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Old 06-23-2012, 06:09 PM   #1
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I would like to upgrade my picnic faucets but shanks/faucets are pretty expensive. Can't I just go to the hardware store and make one for a couple bucks?

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Old 06-23-2012, 06:19 PM   #2
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Disregard; I found a thread that answers my questions.

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Old 06-24-2012, 01:00 AM   #3
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Got a link to that thread, Dan?

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Old 06-24-2012, 01:15 AM   #4
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I do, but the news isn't really good. Sorry for not having the sense to post the link in the first place...

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/anything-special-about-tap-shank-40466/

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Old 06-25-2012, 01:10 AM   #5
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Hi

Quick summary - it's all custom stuff that "works together". You need to spend the $12 on a shank and another $12 on a faucet.

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Old 06-25-2012, 01:34 AM   #6
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I don't think I have seen them for $24 for the whole assembly. I will keep looking but if you can point me toward who has them for that price I would appreciate it. (I've been seeing them for more like $55)

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Here's a combo that's $35:

Faucet

Shank

Not including tubing, nut, tail piece, and shipping of course.

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I don't think I have seen them for $24 for the whole assembly. I will keep looking but if you can point me toward who has them for that price I would appreciate it. (I've been seeing them for more like $55)

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If you see them for $55 or so, you're probably looking at a Perlick faucet/shank set. I've seen them for $24 or so on sale with a generic brass or chrome faucet. Birdman Brewing has them for $24.99 + shipping, and their prices are great for shipping. http://www.birdmanbrewing.com/chrome-faucet-shank-combo-kit/
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Old 06-25-2012, 02:44 AM   #9
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Not including tubing, nut, tail piece, and shipping of course.
Just $3.40 more! Thank you!
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