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Old 07-28-2013, 01:23 AM   #61
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I have 3 of the 525SS faucets on my long draw set up and they seal just fine. The only caveat is that I am using beer pumps that push the beer at 30psi to the faucet. That might make a difference who knows? I am thinking of switching to Ventomatics now that they are being made again. The reason is that I leave them with beer in the line for a week or 2 at a time unattended. It would suck to have 15 gallons of beer go down the drain due to a leaky faucet. Not to mention the fruit flies.

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Old 07-28-2013, 03:36 PM   #62
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I put two of them on my kegerator a few months back. No leaks at all. I did have to back off the adjusting screws a little bit.
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Old 07-28-2013, 05:05 PM   #63
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Old 07-29-2013, 01:16 PM   #64
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Adjusting screws?
It's not a screw, but more like a bolt I guess, or an adjusting wheel. Right where the handle goes into the faucet, I had to back this off a bit to get a good seal.
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Old 07-29-2013, 10:00 PM   #65
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It's not a screw, but more like a bolt I guess, or an adjusting wheel. Right where the handle goes into the faucet, I had to back this off a bit to get a good seal.
Yep; with a forward sealing faucet, you really want the handle to move freely. Backing off the nut by a 1/4 turn worked on one of mine.

 
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Old 07-29-2013, 10:33 PM   #66
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No kidding, wow. That is good info to know, thank you. I am assuming that the nut that you are talking about is kinda in the same location as a packing nut would be on a standard water valve?
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Old 07-29-2013, 10:43 PM   #67
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I have 3 of the 525SS faucets on my long draw set up and they seal just fine. The only caveat is that I am using beer pumps that push the beer at 30psi to the faucet. That might make a difference who knows? I am thinking of switching to Ventomatics now that they are being made again. The reason is that I leave them with beer in the line for a week or 2 at a time unattended. It would suck to have 15 gallons of beer go down the drain due to a leaky faucet. Not to mention the fruit flies.

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Thanks for the heads up on ventmatics coming back, just ordered some.

 
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Old 07-30-2013, 12:50 AM   #68
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No kidding, wow. That is good info to know, thank you. I am assuming that the nut that you are talking about is kinda in the same location as a packing nut would be on a standard water valve?
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Correct. It's item 7 in the figure below...



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[edit] fwiw, I've been running six 525 SS Perls for almost three years. Out of the box, one of them had a tendency to drip, the others have always been rock solid. I dis-assembled the outlier, cleaned everything, applied just a ghost of a film of keg lube to all of the o-rings, reassembled it, adjusted the bonnet (item 7) so the lever moved smoothly, and it hasn't leaked a drip ever since. If there's an intrinsic problem with the 525 SS now, someone changed something at the factory , imo...

 
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Old 07-30-2013, 01:13 AM   #69
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If there's an intrinsic problem with the 525 SS now, someone changed something at the factory , imo...
Yep. I have five and I have friends with probably 15-20 more (more than one friend)... No problems anywhere.

 
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Old 07-30-2013, 01:31 AM   #70
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I have 2 and they have been in service for less than a week now. Thank God there are no issues. It is just good information to have just in case. That way I can at least try something before a call to Perlick to pitch a bitch. Thanks for the detailed explanation.
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