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Old 03-02-2009, 09:14 PM   #1
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I have some nice tap handles but they don't fit my faucet. Is there something I should know?

 
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Old 03-02-2009, 09:20 PM   #2
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Don't some of the european tap handles have different threads or something? i remember seeing an extension somewhere but i can't find it right now...

 
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Old 03-02-2009, 09:37 PM   #3
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Damn Metric system :-) Has been cursing me since middle school!

 
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Old 03-02-2009, 10:12 PM   #4
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If you can get the threads out you can replace them with the right size (mine are 3/8).

Here are the tap handles I just made. They're almost done, just need to be polished.




I used a 3/8 coupler nut hammered into the end.

You could drill out your threads and either epoxy in a coupler nut, or get a hilti 3/8 concrete anchor and set it in there.
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Old 03-02-2009, 10:14 PM   #5
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Do you have pictures of the handles? You've got our attention now

 
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Old 03-02-2009, 11:37 PM   #6
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Ha, No I didn't make them, they are brand name taps that I just wanna use for my clones.

 
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Old 03-03-2009, 08:44 PM   #7
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Wow Ben- Do plumbing by chance? Nice handles- I'm just wondering how heavy they are
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Old 03-03-2009, 09:27 PM   #8
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If you can get the threads out you can replace them with the right size (mine are 3/8).

Here are the tap handles I just made. They're almost done, just need to be polished.




I used a 3/8 coupler nut hammered into the end.

You could drill out your threads and either epoxy in a coupler nut, or get a hilti 3/8 concrete anchor and set it in there.
Wow neat! I really like those!!! Another possibility that's pretty common is to go to a lumber/home store and purches chair legs. You can cut them down a little as necessary, drill them out, then add in a T nut to screw it onto the faucet.
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Old 03-03-2009, 09:42 PM   #9
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Those look more like pipe bombs to me!





...not that I would know about those things...
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Old 03-03-2009, 10:18 PM   #10
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I actually don't do any plumbing... just saw some pipes and thought it would look cool. They really aren't that heavy, maybe a couple pounds at most. I didn't even think about chair legs, maybe I'll try that next, just to have some variation.
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