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Old 10-08-2009, 12:08 AM   #1
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Default Tap Tower - New Hole

I have a Sanyo 4912 ??? kegerator. The tower is a 2.5 or 3 inch plastic tower. I have a single tap but will be replacing the tower next year for 4 taps. In the mean time I'd like to drill a new hole in the existing tower and add a second tap.

What size hole should I drill?

Think I can get 3 taps in it?

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Old 10-08-2009, 12:23 AM   #2
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You can get three taps on it, you'll just have to arrange them the right way. As for your hole...I'd drill it the a little bigger than the shank you'll be using.

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Old 10-08-2009, 01:49 AM   #3
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Shanks are what pass through a door... this has a barb on the inside and the faucet screws onto the barb.... Or do I have this wrong?

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Old 10-08-2009, 04:23 PM   #4
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Shanks come in many sizes, some are made for flat doors and are long, others are made very short for tower tubes. I have some 2 tap towers I drilled holes to make them 3 tap towers. Measure twice, cut once. For doing 3 taps you probably want to offset the height to make it easier to assemble. Get the original one out of the way, measure, drill, assemble and then replace the original. You can see in this pic the 3 tap towers, two faucets are removed. You could turn your tower and place them like mine or have the extra faucets lower instead, reversing the pattern.

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Old 10-08-2009, 05:00 PM   #5
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Nice setup! I especially like the canadian club drip tray.

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DOH didn't realize shanks were for towers too. B3 didn't seem to have what resembled what I have... I'll have to look around at some of the other vendors...

so that simplifies my search... thanks.

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Old 10-09-2009, 12:34 AM   #7
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I've only tried to ever source the tower pieces I would need online at B3..... So after this thread I called an the shortest they have is 3".

I see them on micromatic and NB..... Thanks maybe I'll just go with the DIY PVC tower mod anyhow...

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