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Old 02-16-2011, 07:37 PM   #1
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I am making a draft system from my basement up to my kitchen, everything seems to be coming together, but I am looking for the name of a part I need.
My Faucets and Shanks are from and old 3" tower I had, and my new tower is 5" so the spacer/ collar thing doesn't have a flush fit, I tried milling it down but I just don't see it ever coming out right. So what is that piece called. I circled it in Red.


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Old 02-16-2011, 07:54 PM   #2
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there's the photo.


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Old 02-16-2011, 07:55 PM   #3
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Thanks! Any idea what that piece is called, so I can see if I can buy one for a 5" tower?
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Old 02-16-2011, 08:03 PM   #4
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Looks like something that could be easily fabricated out of tubing with a lil time and patience. What are you gonna use to cool your beer lines that run between your kitchen and basement glycol or forced air?
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Old 02-16-2011, 08:13 PM   #5
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Yeah I tried milling the ones I have down from the 3" fit to the 5" but after slowly grinding I just can't see it coming out well enough since both surfaces are pretty much mirrors so the imperfection of my grinding will be very noticeable when pouring a beer.

I actually have a unique situation, but I plan to do a couple things. For starters I am putting the fridge in the basement up on blocks so it is as close to the ceiling as possible, but it already has low ceiling. Secondly when I come to the second floor, I am putting the tower on top of my wifes wine fridge, so I plan to pass threw it (not ideal but what I have to work with) So 1st half a beer might be warm, o well. I also plan to insulate etc.

What do you think of that tower? Any guess as to what it really is.
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Old 02-16-2011, 08:27 PM   #6
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What do you think of that tower? Any guess as to what it really is.
Looks like a toilet brush holder

Rapids calls what you need a "Spacer for Chrome 3" Draft Arm". I did search on google and couldn't find one for a 5" tower.

http://rapidswholesale.com/Merchant2...Category_Code=
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Old 02-16-2011, 08:42 PM   #7
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very close, toilet brush holder would work great for a 3" tower tho (actually stared at one in the store for a while), it is a dinner roll holder (12 bucks homegoods), I thought I was being creative, do people use those all the time?

Thanks for finding out the name for me really appreciate it
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It sounds good in theory but I'm afraid your gonna be disappointed with the final results. I think you should research it more before you waste time money and good beer.

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Old 02-16-2011, 10:03 PM   #9
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are you being sarcastic? I know what draft beer is, etc... Just because I have not posted my entire plan in detail does not mean I do not know what I am doing.

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Old 02-16-2011, 10:09 PM   #10
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Well since you asked. No I don't think you know what your doin. Like I said it sounds good in theory but the end results are gonna be poor. http://www.micromatic.com/draft-keg-...re-aid-73.html



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