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Old 10-23-2011, 01:48 AM   #1
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I'm getting ready to drill two holes for my shanks in the front of my frig. How far apart should I drill them?

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Old 10-23-2011, 03:52 AM   #2
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It basically depends on the width of your tap handles.

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Old 10-23-2011, 03:59 AM   #3
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I like to place mine far enough apart to get my mouth on the tap, in case I ever run out of glasses

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Old 10-23-2011, 04:12 AM   #4
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I went 4" center to center on mine.
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Old 10-27-2011, 05:53 AM   #5
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It does really depend on the size tap handles you want as well as how many taps your going to have. I would go minimum of 4" center to center. I have one keezer where they are 3" on center and that is too close for a few of my handles.

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Old 10-27-2011, 06:03 AM   #6
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What size drip tray? I just measured mine and they are 4" on center and are good.

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Old 10-27-2011, 11:49 AM   #7
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The inside of the door on my fridge is separated into 2 halves so you can't put one in the center. I put the first tap handle in the center of one half of the fridge door, so if you're looking at the front, its 3/4 across. I put the next tap handle to the left of it, spaced on an interval where I can eventually fit up to 6 taps, evenly spaced. Not that I ever will, but setting the second one dictates even spacing for all the rest.

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Old 10-27-2011, 12:09 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by Golddiggie View Post
I went 4" center to center on mine.
Thats what I did.
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Old 10-27-2011, 05:20 PM   #9
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I just spaced mine out evenly along my coffin. Its a 24" board with 4 taps, so think I came out to 5" from the center line on the taps and had a 4.5" gap on the sides.

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Old 10-27-2011, 06:02 PM   #10
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I have 4 mounted as close to each other as the trim rings will allow, which permits all of them to fit where the ice dispenser was on my side-by-side fridge. No complaints.
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