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Old 06-22-2009, 08:45 PM   #1
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Hi,

I was thinking of mounting three taps in a copper drainpipe, something like this:

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But,... the smallest construction that I have seen is a tap with a 3" shank and 90 degree elbow. Is there something smaller than this, that would fit inside a narrow space ?

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Old 06-22-2009, 08:57 PM   #2
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If I understand correctly, I think you need something like this.
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Old 06-22-2009, 09:23 PM   #3
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Exactly

Is that what is used in beer towers ?

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Old 06-22-2009, 10:28 PM   #4
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Yes, short elbow shanks are whats used in most beer towers.
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Old 06-22-2009, 10:37 PM   #5
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That sounds like a nice idea...a large copper pipe tower, i like it. Nice looking stainless table w/ sink! Nice brickwork in the garage, nothing like that around here, where are ya man?
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I wanted to use a 3'' copper pipe for my tower but I thought it might sweat more than chrome or ss. Suppose you could insulate the inside
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when I made mine I used a 4 inch drain pipe (PVC) and covered it with copper flashing. Worked great and no sweating
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Old 06-23-2009, 06:48 AM   #8
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Thank you for the replies.

I was thinking of maybe insulating by inserting a cardboard tube, and then some expanding foam,...

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I know this is a 5 year old thread. Wondering how it worked out for you? I'm looking to add drain pipe manifold to my walk in cooler. It will have 90 degree elbows at both ends to allow air flow to keep lines chilled.


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