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Old 02-17-2009, 03:16 PM   #61
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Here's mine. Can anyone guess what it is?




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Old 07-09-2009, 07:56 PM   #62
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So, what would I ask for at Lowes' looking for these threads?


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Old 07-09-2009, 08:05 PM   #63
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it's 1/4"-20

You can get a T-nut in the specialty drawers. I don't know if they carry those thread in bushings.
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Old 07-09-2009, 08:17 PM   #64
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a 1/4-20 TNut will thread on to a tap??
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Old 07-10-2009, 12:03 AM   #65
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I looked at Lowes today. Tha\ey had it. Not the right size though. Every time I go there, they have every size, but the size I need. I will try the local hardware tomorrow.
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Old 07-10-2009, 04:06 PM   #67
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it's 1/4"-20
As far as I know, all taps are 3/8"-16. The metal ferrules at the bottom are threaded 5/16"-18 on one side and 3/8"-16 on the other.

So to make your own taphandle, you want a 3/8"-16 threaded insert. Check out McMaster-Carr for 10-packs at a fantastic price. Less than $5 I think.

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I am using a Kenworth enblem i pulled off a wrecked truck cant upload pics at the moment doin the whole mobile brewtalking at work........Now i just need to find a wrecked peterbilt and steal the emblem off of that
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I made these 2 tap handles for a party that I am having this weekend. Basically they are made from a table leg and a cabinet drawer handle for the finial. All made from DIY tips that I picked up here at HBT!

These pictures are of poor quality, but the handles look pretty good and were cheap.



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The local brewpub made a bunch of 6" or so tap handles out of some kind of modeling clay or plasticine. They formed it up on a dowel of some kind and had each employee grab one and put their finger impressions into it, then let them harden and sprayed them all silver.


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