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Hey guys.

Having some issues with my Perlick faucets. I have 3 Perlick 690SS faucets, which are all about 3 years old.

Background, I have taken them apart, clean them, and re-assembled them like 5-6 times in 3 years. I began to see wear on some of the o-rings, so I replaced all the o-rings about 2 months ago. Finally got them all back in service, and it has been a mess.

1 of them works great. Pours nice, seals nice, no leaking, flow control works great.

1 of them leaked like a sieve, so I took it apart and made sure everything was back together correctly. Noticed the one o-ring on the handle lever was all jacked, so I went to find a replacement. Well, perlick parts seem to be scarce for some reason, and I found 1 or 2 places that had them for like $25, and like $18 shipping. A whole new faucet it like $75, and for all the trouble I had, I am kind of like, screw this thing. Its still in pieces on a table...

The last 1 is leaking also, but a bit slower. I got pissed, and didn't take this one apart yet, but I am imagining that I will not have much luck getting it to work properly.

Also, the flow control knobs on 2 or them rotate, almost 360 degrees. The other one only rotates like 90 or so degrees. What is up with that?

I wanted to see if anyone has had the same experience with Perlick. They worked great for me, for about a year, and them started to have little issues, like not sealing after a pour, and having to open and close it a few times to get it to seal. And, it just progressed from there. Let me know if it Perlick, or me....

Also, looking for recommendations on replacements. I have been looking at Intertap, and the new Nukataps. I really like flow control, but the pushback creamer thing isnt really important to me.

Let me know what you opinion!
 

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Funny, one of my perlicks just started leaking from the lever print. Pulled it out and it looks like it was pinched. I have never taken it apart. Adventures in home brewing seems to have parts in stock.
 
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Yeah, they have been a pain man.

I looked on AIH, and all I see are a few o-rings. I found the parts on kegworks, not too pricey, but paying like $45 on a replacement part on an $80 faucet, that may or may not work properly, seems nuts to me.
 
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