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Old 06-15-2007, 05:30 PM   #1
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Anyone making their own tap handles? if so, what size hole do you drill into the bottom to screw it onto the faucet? Any secrets on getting a tight fit?


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Old 06-15-2007, 05:46 PM   #2
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One of the internet brewing retailers (morebeer I think) has an adapter that you just thread in to the base of your home-made handle. That'd probably be the best way to do it.


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If you but the threaded adapters they fit into a 1/2 inch hole.
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The threaded adapters work well. Another option is to just buy some 3/8"-16
nuts and glue them into whatever you're using for the handle. I've done both, and they seem to work just fine either way.
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...Another option is to just buy some 3/8"-16
nuts and glue them into whatever you're using for the handle.
Yup, that's what I did...
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I just cut 3" X 4" X 1" blocks of wood, drilled a hole in the bottom, tapped the wood and then soaked the threads with thin CA (crazy glue). They are easy to make and low enough so they don't interfere with putting kegs in the freezer.

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I just cut 3" X 4" X 1" blocks of wood, drilled a hole in the bottom, tapped the wood and then soaked the threads with thin CA (crazy glue).
What size hole did you drill?
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I don't remember the drill size, I drilled the recomended size for the tap.
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Here are some nice do-it-yourself parts. I have the inserts but wish I had used the other.

http://morebeer.com/search/102248//2
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Or just buy the right sized t-nut. You can get the kind that are self tapping, or some with holes to put tiny nails or screws through into your tap handle. You can buy packages of them for next to nothing at any big box hardware store. What size are beer faucet screws? 3/8"??

They look like this: http://www.woodpeck.com/tnut.html

That's what I'm planning on using - stainles if I can find it (probably not).

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