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Old 08-30-2012, 08:15 PM   #11
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To be honest, you'll regret getting the chrome faucets. You'd be much better off skimping on the shank and keeping SS faucets. You will eventually have to replace them because they'll degrade. Moisture + rust-able metals = bad combination.

That said, if you absolutely must, i guess you could go ahead, but it's not the most recommended solution out there. You're really only saving about $10 per faucet, which I don't see as worth it, unless you're getting a whole bunch of taps, but then you'd REALLY want to get SS.
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Old 08-30-2012, 08:39 PM   #12
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Good grief, guys. How long do you thing a company could stay in business selling knock offs and calling them Perlicks? The faucets I linked are chrome plated brass (brass doesn't rust, btw) PERLICK forward sealing faucets. And yes they were 18.40 each. The shipping was about 6 bucks or so for my whole order and it showed up in about a week.

I've said it before. I can't imagine that in typical household use, chrome faucets will fail. SS is almost double the cost. I was willing to gamble that they'll last, probably longer that I do.

I'll let you all know when they fail.
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Old 08-31-2012, 12:18 AM   #13
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I got 525SS kit from amazon shipped to my door for $45.. Side note I've never had problems buying from Ritebrew, lots of good deals there.

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Old 08-31-2012, 12:44 AM   #14
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Was the actual vender amazon. If not do you remember who it was?

 
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Old 08-31-2012, 12:47 AM   #15
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I got some 525ss on sale at AHS on sale awhile back for $22.99 each so there are deals. You just have to keep an eye out. You will be better off with stainless.
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The vender was homebrewstuff

 
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Old 08-31-2012, 02:06 AM   #17
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homebrewstuff has the 525PC (chrome) for $26.99 and the 525SS for $36.99.

I looked for a quite a while before I bought mine. I checked prices and shipping from every HB supply store I could find on line. I'm not saying the $25 SS Perlicks aren't out there, but I sure didn't see them when I was looking.
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Old 08-31-2012, 02:53 PM   #18
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This might be interesting to consider in your decision.
http://www.perlick.com/pdf-files/67010.pdf

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Old 08-31-2012, 02:55 PM   #19
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This might be interesting to consider in your decision.
http://www.perlick.com/pdf-files/67010.pdf

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Maybe I'm the only one, but I'm not quite getting what your point was there. That's a product manual and cleaning guide for a Perlick faucet.

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Old 08-31-2012, 04:29 PM   #20
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I recently bought 2 pairs of 525SS faucets from beverage factory for $49.46 a pair. They were part of a 2 keg kegerator conversion kit that you can select or de-select any part of. I wanted 4" SS shanks and the best price I found on them were at ritebrew.com for $12.29 ea. Both great prices from what I've found and very happy with both.

Here's the kegerator kit...
http://www.beveragefactory.com/draft...its/ckk2.shtml

Here's the shanks...
http://www.ritebrew.com/product-p/843425.htm

 
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