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Old 03-07-2013, 02:11 AM   #11
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It seems counterintuitive, but if the nut on top is tightened too much, it can cause the faucet ball to slip open.

Try loosening it ~1/4 turn.
This is true, if the bonnet is too tight it will restrict the faucet lever movement and dribbles may result. The 525 totally relies on the hydraulic pressure of the beer behind the closure ball to seal (ie: there's no spring). So when tuning the bonnet you need to find that balance between sealing the faucet lever pivot ball and allowing freedom of movement.

New out of the box two years ago one of my six 525SS faucets was an incipient dribbler, but I was able to bring it up to speed, and I've never had a faucet leak since. A film of keg lube on the two O-rings that sandwich the faucet lever pivot ball makes things way easier...

Cheers!

[edit] I'm definitely curious about this and will be following this thread. But there's no way I'd give up my SS Perls...

 
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Old 03-07-2013, 05:18 AM   #12
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thanks for this! One of my two taps was leaky from the spout and then a week later it came up through the part where the handle attaches.

 
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Old 03-07-2013, 11:54 PM   #13
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Yeah I have three 525 SS faucets as well. One of them is a little bit leaky if I'm not careful with it, but nothing like you described. e.g. it might drip occasionally if I don't close it the whole way.

Do you know what he is sending as replacements?
Scott actually told me what he was sending as a replcement but I don't remember the name of the faucet. I tried to call him back to get that info but I got his voicemail again. i checked the perlick catalog and nothing in there sounded familiar. So I guess I will wait and see when the package gets here. Hope the replacements are nice like the 525's

 
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Old 03-08-2013, 12:02 AM   #14
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I am saving up for a dual tap tower. Guess i should not be in any hurry to buy what i need until the new model is released.
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Old 03-08-2013, 09:55 PM   #15
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We have 20 of these that leak at our 2 pubs!!!! Contacted perlick!! They said they had a bunch of defective one's they sold to FoXX Equipment, which is where I purchased them. They sent me fix-it kits, with a new lever,bonnet and o-rings!! Seem to be fine now!!

 
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Old 03-08-2013, 10:02 PM   #16
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Should I worry about my 575SS', or are those fine? Did he say?
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Old 03-08-2013, 10:41 PM   #17
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We have 20 of these that leak at our 2 pubs!!!! Contacted perlick!! They said they had a bunch of defective one's they sold to FoXX Equipment, which is where I purchased them. They sent me fix-it kits, with a new lever,bonnet and o-rings!! Seem to be fine now!!
Did the defective ones only go to Foxx?
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Old 03-08-2013, 10:46 PM   #18
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Did the defective ones only go to Foxx?
Pretty sure kegconnection.com had some that were bad as well.

 
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Old 03-08-2013, 10:53 PM   #19
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I just bought a 2 tap tower with these how long before u had problems??

 
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Pretty sure kegconnection.com had some that were bad as well.
Well, all mine came from kegconnection, but, so far, no problems with them.
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