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Old 03-14-2008, 02:43 PM   #11
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Save $20 and order it here.

I was happy with mine!
I just bought it from the link you provided.
Thanks a lot for saving me money!


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Old 03-14-2008, 08:12 PM   #12
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You wouldn't happen to have a link to the ball lock disconnects would you?
Pretty much every homebrew/kegging site sells them but here is Beverage Factory's link:
http://www.beveragefactory.com/draft...ew/index.shtml


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Old 03-14-2008, 08:25 PM   #13
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Build your own.

Shanks, faucets, lines and connections from an shop like Midwest or thebeveragefactory.com.

Some PVC pieces from Lowe's.

Some black lacquer paint.

Some simple hardware to fasten.

Really nothing to it and you'll save $$.

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At any rate, clarify what type of keg connectors they include. Often, those are designed for the non homebrewer and have commercial connectors.
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Old 03-14-2008, 08:58 PM   #14
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Build your own.

Shanks, faucets, lines and connections from an shop like Midwest or thebeveragefactory.com.

Some PVC pieces from Lowe's.

Some black lacquer paint.

Some simple hardware to fasten.

Really nothing to it and you'll save $$.

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At any rate, clarify what type of keg connectors they include. Often, those are designed for the non homebrewer and have commercial connectors.
That looks fantastic BierMuncher.
I already ordered the tower so you came around just a bit too late.
I am slowly building up to my kegging system. This was the first purchase of many I am sure. I still have to buy the fridge/kegs!!!
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Old 03-14-2008, 09:06 PM   #15
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Yeah I was way off...you are way farther from me than I thought....like 160 miles or so. Anyhow thanks for the advice.
I knew that......everywhere's 160 miles from my place...
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you guys have any specs for building a pvc draft tower?
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Old 04-27-2008, 01:31 AM   #17
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you guys have any specs for building a pvc draft tower?
I used:
16" length of 4" PVS
One 4" PVC Rounded cap
One 4" PVC toilet flange.
Four, 3" machine bolts to fasten to the top of the sanyo.
Elbow shanks from beveragefactory.com
One half used roll of paper towels to suff inside the PVC for insulation using the inner tube to run the lines.
One can of black lacquer paint.

That's about it.
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Old 04-28-2008, 05:49 PM   #18
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I used:
16" length of 4" PVS
One 4" PVC Rounded cap
One 4" PVC toilet flange.
Four, 3" machine bolts to fasten to the top of the sanyo.
Elbow shanks from beveragefactory.com
One half used roll of paper towels to suff inside the PVC for insulation using the inner tube to run the lines.
One can of black lacquer paint.

That's about it.
I'm building one of these myself as soon as the shanks and perlicks get in at my local HBS (no shipping == save $, and supporting LHBS is always good). In order to keep my lines cool, I plan on following what someone else here on the forums suggested: Jacket the lines in 1/2" copper tube, which will be chilled via a 2-4" extention into the fridge below. My plan is:

1) spray-enamel the PVC black
2) Wrap a can that fits into the PVC in aluminum foil, and insert into pipe
3) Cut correct lengths of copper tube, and cover one end of each in tin foil
4) Put copper tubes (foil-end first) into pipe
5) Spray-foam insulation between the copper and the PVC pipe

My theory is that the can will keep the headspace open where I want the faucets clear, and the tin foil is so that I can get everything out without it sticking to the spray-foam

6) remove can and break through aluminium caps on copper pipe
7) Drill holes for shanks
8) Mount everything

We'll see how it goes!
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Old 05-12-2008, 07:04 PM   #19
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I used:
16" length of 4" PVS
One 4" PVC Rounded cap
One 4" PVC toilet flange.
Four, 3" machine bolts to fasten to the top of the sanyo.
Elbow shanks from beveragefactory.com
One half used roll of paper towels to suff inside the PVC for insulation using the inner tube to run the lines.
One can of black lacquer paint.

That's about it.
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I like the drains you have there... can't see spending 50 on a drip tray... did you make those? what parts do I need?
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Old 05-12-2008, 07:59 PM   #20
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... can't see spending 50 on a drip tray...
Don't spend $50 on a driptray, buy this one for a mere $14.95.

Fits the 4912 like a glove.



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