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Golddiggie 12-06-2012 09:45 PM

What to do with sanke spears/valves?
 
Anyone have recommendations on what to do with several (ok, 15) sanke keg spears/valves of assorted lengths? I donít want to toss them, but I donít want them to just sit in a box either.

Iíve already thought about trying to weld some together, and might do that. Only thing is, the best I could do is use silver solder (or maybe braze) them. I donít have an electric welder and really donít want to get one (would require getting a new line run, from the breaker box, to power it) right now. Iíve also thought about heating up the tube end and mashing it flat then attaching more metal to make a mash paddle, which I still might do too.

Suggestions people??

ajm163 12-06-2012 09:46 PM

Tap Handles???

Garyr2973 12-06-2012 09:50 PM

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Don't smash the end. Cut a slot in it and then get a small piece of stainless, drill some holes in it and slide it in the slot. I welded mine but you could always drill it and bolt the paddle to the handle with stainless bolts.

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Golddiggie 12-06-2012 09:50 PM

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Originally Posted by ajm163
Tap Handles???

Thought of that before... Would be a bit of work to get the end adapted down to the right size. I might visit that if I get a mini lathe. I would have to check to make sure I could still use the 575SS faucets with the 'creamer' function with one. Otherwise, it would be limited to just my 525SS faucet.

Golddiggie 12-06-2012 09:52 PM

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Originally Posted by Garyr2973 (Post 4656952)
Don't smash the end. Cut a slot in it and then get a small piece of stainless, drill some holes in it and slide it in the slot. I welded mine but you could always drill it and bolt the paddle to the handle with stainless bolts.

Thing is, I really like the mash paddle I've been using (see them in my 'tar)... I could convert them for other people though. Hmmmmmm... I think I would leave the top part on the tube though. Gives you something larger to grab onto (the 'knob' so to say :eek:)... Might grind off any parts that could be hurtful though.

Garyr2973 12-06-2012 09:54 PM

Yeah, yours are grade A but like you said, there are a lot of people out there that would love to have them.

Golddiggie 12-06-2012 09:56 PM

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Originally Posted by Garyr2973 (Post 4656963)
Yeah, yours are grade A but like you said, there are a lot of people out there that would love to have them.

They cost a bit, but [IMO] they're worth it. :D The woman that made them for me does really good work.

I never get tired of looking at them...
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/images/6...s1_2-57105.jpg

lschiavo 12-06-2012 09:56 PM

I've got one to use as a pivot pin for my sankey tippy dump MLT. Otherwise, stainless blow guns?

Golddiggie 12-06-2012 10:00 PM

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Originally Posted by lschiavo (Post 4656975)
I've got one to use as a pivot pin for my sankey tippy dump MLT. Otherwise, stainless blow guns?

Nice...

I thought about filling one with led shot and plugging the end and having it for self defense. :eek: Really be able to WHANG someone with that. :rockin: :cross:

lschiavo 12-06-2012 10:00 PM

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Originally Posted by Golddiggie (Post 4656968)
They cost a bit, but [IMO] they're worth it. :D The woman that made them for me does really good work.

I never get tired of looking at them...
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/images/6...s1_2-57105.jpg

Those are way too fancy! You better be making some good beer...


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