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Old 02-13-2013, 04:45 PM   #1
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I am building a keezer and i was wondering how long of shank i will need for my keezer. I have a 2x6 collar and i will be putting a 1x8 oak board on the front and sides to make it look nice. What size shank would be the best for this set up?

also should i go with all stainless steel shanks or will chrome work? I plan on using perlick faucets

 
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Old 02-13-2013, 04:49 PM   #2
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1.5" (2x) + .75" (1x) = 2.25" total collar. + you need length to be able to get the nut on. So 4" will be fine.

I would go for the stainless shanks, they last longer.

 
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Old 02-13-2013, 05:13 PM   #3
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Go with 4".
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Old 02-13-2013, 06:18 PM   #4
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what is the best website to buy the shanks from? and do they all come with the nipples attached?

 
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Old 02-13-2013, 06:21 PM   #5
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1.5" (2x) + .75" (1x) = 2.25" total collar. + you need length to be able to get the nut on. So 3"-4" will be fine.

I would go for the stainless shanks, they last longer.
I am planning building my keezer soon too. When you say they last longer what do you mean? Do the chrome shanks literally go bad/fall apart? Obviously I only want to buy the parts once.
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Old 02-13-2013, 06:23 PM   #6
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I am planning building my keezer soon too. When you say they last longer what do you mean? Do the chrome shanks literally go bad/fall apart? Obviously I only want to buy the parts once.
The cheap chrome ones tend to flake (the finish) after a period of time.

 
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Old 02-13-2013, 10:00 PM   #7
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As mentioned, go with 4" shanks. I just put 3" ones in mine with a 2x6 collar and they wouldn't fit with an additional 1" collar. I'd also second getting stainless shanks.

 
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Old 02-14-2013, 01:57 AM   #8
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what is the best website to buy the shanks from? and do they all come with the nipples attached?
Cajun...you might be interested in checking us out: http://www.birdmanbrewing.com/categories/Shanks/

Best of luck.

 
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Old 02-14-2013, 12:15 PM   #9
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The cheap chrome ones tend to flake (the finish) after a period of time.
When you say that, what do you base your facts on? Have you actually seen this or is this just something you've heard mentioned?
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Old 02-20-2013, 01:48 AM   #10
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Cajun...you might be interested in checking us out: http://www.birdmanbrewing.com/categories/Shanks/

Best of luck.
Seems the above website has the best prices I've found yet. My birthday's right around the corner and I have a full size fridge to convert into my replacement kegerator.
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