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Old 02-05-2013, 03:34 PM   #31
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Got all of my faucets used off of e-bay 12 415 perlicks and 2 stout style faucets 1 Taprite and the other a Caffreys Irish Ale over time total cost $108.34 with shipping if you watch you can find deals works best when your not in a hurry but have the money ready to buy when you do find the deals
I just saw this now. Not sure what the Perlick 415 is but I spent $121.96 on 4 Perlick 525 SS ($30.49 a pop). You're saying you got 12 perlicks and and two stout faucets for $108? Even if that was just for the Perlicks thats $9 per faucet. Someone must have lad a lapse in sanity to sell them that low.

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If I buy a set up for a single tap system is it easily convertible to a double? Or should I just buy all the stuff for double upfront?
It depends. If you do a mini fridge conversion than you are gonna be limited on the configuration of the tower. If you do a collared keezer, then the sky's the limit as you can always drill more holes. The same can kinda be said for coffin builds, but it depends on how wide you make the coffin box. But I guess thats more a design consideration than what equipment to buy.

As far as equipment I would drop the extra $20-30 and get a dual body regulator over a single body regulator - this is more for wanting to serve at two different pressures or have one for force carbing at 30 PSi and another for serving at 12 PSI, etc. Then you buy whatever manifold you need to scale up to different numbers of taps.

Bear in mind that you are need a faucet, shank, tailpiece / beernut hose and beer and gas QDs for each additional line. A good idea is to understand what goes into the assembly of the system and then plan out what you are going to need rather than just buying a "X Faucet Conversion Kit"

 
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Old 02-06-2013, 12:41 AM   #32
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Sorry, 425's got 6 for $6.00 a piece they were listed as "brass soda faucets" could hardly breathe time time expired.
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Old 02-06-2013, 01:13 PM   #33
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Ok so for a double tap kegerator I need a 5lb co2 tank. 2 regulators 2 5 gallon kegs. Gas lines from the tank to the keg. Beer lines from each of the kegs. 2 taps. Anything else? Obviously the mini fridge. How tough is it to build a draft tower? Seems you could make it out of almost anything for waaaayyyy cheaper

 
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Old 02-06-2013, 03:08 PM   #34
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Ok so for a double tap kegerator I need a 5lb co2 tank. 2 regulators 2 5 gallon kegs. Gas lines from the tank to the keg. Beer lines from each of the kegs. 2 taps. Anything else? Obviously the mini fridge. How tough is it to build a draft tower? Seems you could make it out of almost anything for waaaayyyy cheaper
You don't need two regulators, you either need:

A normal one body regulator



and a two way gas manifold / air distributor



OR a Two body regulator



Then you need

Gas line



Beer line



Quick disconnects (one for each line) for gas side of the corney kegs



Quick disconnects (one for each line) for beer side of the corney kegs



Swivel nuts (the barb goes onto the hose, the other end screws onto the MFL part of the QD - this allows for easy removal of hose from the QDs, you can skip this by just doing barb style disconnects)



And Oetiker clamps to clamp everything down



People have made their own draft towers out of PVC / wood, then you would need to source the parts for the tower faucet assembly yourself (I am not familiar with this)

I hope this helps!

 
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Old 02-06-2013, 09:02 PM   #35
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Or this

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Old 02-06-2013, 09:35 PM   #36
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What's that?

 
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Old 02-06-2013, 09:38 PM   #37
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What's that?
Brilliant... That is what that is! In a pinch, any hardware store should have this setup! Thanks for posting this...

 
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Old 02-06-2013, 10:01 PM   #38
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What's that?
They look like plastic (or something like that) MFL disconnects, basically an alternative to the swivel nuts

 
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Old 02-06-2013, 10:20 PM   #39
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This one has 5/16 OD x 3/16 ID x 1/4 mfl no more clamps you push it in til it stops to remove you push the grey ring to the body and pull (John Guest) push-lock fittings

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Old 02-06-2013, 10:26 PM   #40
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They come this way as well

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