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Old 01-15-2013, 02:52 AM   #1
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Default Need to child proof my keezer!

I have the perlick 575 w/creamer don't think the tap locks are going to work for me. I saw these 5/16" valve on-line somewhere I don't remember what wed site. I was thinking about doing it on the back side or the shank. On the beverage line. Any ideas, url's, and pictures would help.


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Old 01-15-2013, 09:01 PM   #2
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Just disconnect the liquid lines on the kegs! They are already quick disconnect.


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Old 01-16-2013, 12:13 AM   #3
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Just disconnect the liquid lines on the kegs! They are already quick disconnect.
Lol i didn't even think of that.
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Disconecting the lines would be the easy solution as Lucas-3 already said.

My problem is a little more difficult as I need to figure out a way to "teenager proof" my keezer. Not so much to keep my son out of it, but possibly his friends (or even friends of friends now that he is in High School). I know what I was like in High School. Thankfully my son is taking more after his mom than me when it comes to getting in trouble.

I need to devise a way to lock the lid of the freezer, while still making it look good so that his friends will not simply hook the lines back up, have a few drinks, and then disconnect the lines.

When I come up with a way, I will probably post the results as it is a question that pops up around here from time to time.
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Depending on the look of your keezer, you could go with an antique latch and padlock replica. Would still look good and be teeanger safe,
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I have a great idea for the teenager proofing- rather than lock it I would alarm it. I would get a wireless home alarm kit (around $20 online) and put a window alarm on the lid of the keezer. When someone opens the keezer the alarm (which is in your room) goes off.

One step above that would be to set up a wireless alarm like the above for the taps. Use a sensor like a driveway or garage door safety to sense whenever a tap handle moves forward it breaks the beam and the alarm goes off.
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I have a great idea for the teenager proofing- rather than lock it I would alarm it. I would get a wireless home alarm kit (around $20 online) and put a window alarm on the lid of the keezer. When someone opens the keezer the alarm (which is in your room) goes off.

One step above that would be to set up a wireless alarm like the above for the taps. Use a sensor like a driveway or garage door safety to sense whenever a tap handle moves forward it breaks the beam and the alarm goes off.
Thats a great idea, but what if your out of town.
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Tell him some BS... show him a gauge and tell him when you connect it, it shows not only the amount of air pressure but also the liquid levels.

Then show him a fist & let him know what happens when liquid levels aren't where they were when you left...
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Tell him some BS... show him a gauge and tell him when you connect it, it shows not only the amount of air pressure but also the liquid levels.

Then show him a fist & let him know what happens when liquid levels aren't where they were when you left...
Haha while I appreciate this (and I know you're partially joking), lying to a teenager is going down the wrong path. Once they know you're lying, they'll probably never trust you again. If you trust your son, you can trust him to make good decisions. Just sit him down and have a talk.
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Tell him some BS... show him a gauge and tell him when you connect it, it shows not only the amount of air pressure but also the liquid levels.

Then show him a fist & let him know what happens when liquid levels aren't where they were when you left...
A girl I work with fell for that same story when she was a teenager.

The problem now is that kids have Google and access to HBT. It wouldn't take much energy to disprove that statement.


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