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Old 10-04-2013, 03:18 PM   #1
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Default Fridge -> Kegerator Conversion: Faucet Wrench Necessary???

Last night I ordered my Perlick faucets, shanks, etc. so that I can convert a spare fridge into a kegerator. I forgot to order a faucet wench and I want to know how necessary this tool is? Can I still properly install the faucets to the shanks without the wrench? I know the wrench is only like $3 but since I will be ordering it separately I would have to pay extra shipping for a $3 part.
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Old 10-04-2013, 03:21 PM   #2
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Contact them ASAP, maybe they can still add it.

You can use slip joint pliers, but put a thick terrycloth rag around the locking ring or you will mar it badly. A sliced piece of hose would protect it too. Don't squeeze too hard, just enough to get grip, without it sliding.
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Old 10-04-2013, 03:23 PM   #3
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If you have access to the equipment and a piece metal or aluminum stock it should be pretty easy to make one
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Old 10-04-2013, 03:25 PM   #4
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Yeah, just call them and add it. You could use some channel lock pliers to do the same job, but it would scratch up the metal pretty good.
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Yeah, just call them and add it. You could use some channel lock pliers to do the same job, but it would scratch up the metal pretty good.
I was thinking to use the pliers and wrap the faucet with a rag or something to prevent scratching. I am a bit hesitant since I don't want to screw them up on accident.
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I was thinking to use the pliers and wrap the faucet with a rag or something to prevent scratching. I am a bit hesitant since I don't want to screw them up on accident.
If I absolutely HAD to tighten my faucets and I couldn't find my faucet wrench, I'd take a piece of wood shim and break it up, and use the wood to take the punishment of the channel lock pliers. That might work.
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The vendor that I bought that stuff from included a faucet wrench (even though I didn't order it)
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Old 10-06-2013, 01:31 AM   #8
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Idk... I have my faucets tightened by hand and they are fine... Faucet wrench would be fine and all, but honestly don't see the need
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You can always pick up a strap wrench, ( with a rubber strap), in the plumbing section of your local Homer Depot.
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