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Old 07-20-2006, 07:10 PM   #1
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Just curious. I'm ready to pick up two faucets, and from what ive read I like the seal forward design. Now, is the Ultra Flow worth the 10 bucks more over the Perlick SS?


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Old 07-20-2006, 09:52 PM   #2
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Black or white, white or black. I have heard the Ultra's are worth it and have a set myself. But I have no experience with the others so I can't compare.


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Old 07-20-2006, 09:58 PM   #3
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I thought white was the new black?

Google 'vent-matic vs perlick' there are some good comparison articles on a couple of the other boards. I'd post the links but I may get my chair revoked...

I've been having this debate recently myself and am going with the ultra-flows after researching it.
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Old 07-21-2006, 12:40 AM   #4
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I can't speak about the Ultra-Flows, as I have no experience with them, but I can tell you that I love my Perlicks. Hard to believe that anything could be better than these Perlicks, but many people say that the Ultra-Flows are. I'll just have to take their word for it.

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Old 07-21-2006, 03:19 AM   #5
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I went with the Perlicks because they just seemed to have last drama surrounding them. Who am I kidding...I went with them because they were cheaper.

 
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Old 07-21-2006, 03:36 AM   #6
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I went with the Perlicks because they just seemed to have last drama surrounding them. Who am I kidding...I went with them because they were cheaper.

Well I went ahead and went with the Perlicks. Now to wait until next paycheck for the rest of the hardware. Dont want SWMBO freaking out. So far shes being really cool so far with this fridge conversion.
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Well I went ahead and went with the Perlicks. Now to wait until next paycheck for the rest of the hardware. Dont want SWMBO freaking out. So far shes being really cool so far with this fridge conversion.
I was down to my last bits that I needed...a couple of barbed ball-lock quick-disconnects for the liquid side. I ordered from Austin Homebrew and patiently waited for UPS only to find I had received MFL's! Plans delayed! I will say that AHB remedied the situation immediately and sent out the correct parts ASAP via UPS and didn't even ask for the incorrect parts back (granted they're relatively inexpensive, but I still appreciated the service).

 
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Hey, I've been looking for MFLs!
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Old 07-21-2006, 04:46 AM   #9
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So something like this is all I have left to pick up for the faucet installations right?

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Old 07-21-2006, 04:42 PM   #10
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I see you have already ordered per above posts but to throw in my 2 cents... I was concerned with Ultra Flow and their ability to provide repair parts in the future since they were having so many problems with their manuafacturing. I ordered Perlic and although I cannot compare them to the Ultra Flow, I am very pleased with the Perlic's. As far as whats left for faucet installation, that piece you pictured is close to the last thing you will need for installing the faucet through the door. One other small item that is usually forgotten is a short piece of PVC pipe to go inside the door of the fridge between the inner and outer wall. When cut to the proper length, this will give you something to tighten down the faucet on without denting the door. Get a PVC with a diameter as small as possible that will slip over the shank threads.


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