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CaptMogul

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I am pissed, lost quart of beer last night. Only 1 month since new o rings. My coffee can drip catcher overflowed and had to mop the mess up. I always check for drips before shutting down for supper. My fix is removing both Perlicks and am now using the more reliable Picnic faucet. I would like a reliable alternative to the Perlick, any suggestions? No more Perlicks please as I have already made my donation.
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Sorry to hear about your troubles. I've been using Perlicks for over 10 years with no issues.
 

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Do you have large tap handles? Antidotal but I've had 8 Perlicks for over seven years and never had a leak from any of them.
 
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Hi all, purchased these Perlicks in 2011. No tap handles but what came with them. I have a bag of 23 # 204 silicone rings one member said worked for him I cant use, I found them too soft 50 drm V 70 for Buna. They worked fine several years then I had to replace o rings several times a year. I can imagine anything wearing out. Also used several other o ring suppliers.
 

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Hi all, purchased these Perlicks in 2011. No tap handles but what came with them. I have a bag of 23 # 204 silicone rings one member said worked for him I cant use, I found them too soft 50 drm V 70 for Buna. They worked fine several years then I had to replace o rings several times a year. I can imagine anything wearing out. Also used several other o ring suppliers.
I would use the correct $0.30 o-ring if you hare having problems with leaking using the o-rings that you sourced. Full parts list.

Faucet O-Rings: Compatibility Is Key
It goes without saying that Perlick 500 Series beer faucets need specific faucet O-rings specially designed for this manufacturer, to avoid any incompatibility that might potentially compromise the operation of your beer-dispensing system. This faucet O-ring is just the part that you need for Perlick beer taps.

This Faucet O-Ring: Save Money on Perlick Faucet Replacements
This faucet O-ring can be used in the shaft of most Perlick beer faucets. So why is it important to get faucet O-rings that are specifically designed for your Perlick beer taps? As already mentioned, you wouldn't want to waste money on a faucet O-ring that might not be fully compatible with your beer tap. But perhaps more importantly, by purchasing faucet O-rings, you can save money compared to buying a whole replacement faucet.
 
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When I posted this morning, I was using the part# from the maintenance booklet that came with the faucets. And I also said I have used OEM rings also. Sorry I wasnt clear on that.
Spartan
I do replace them occasionally not had many leaks there.
 
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Hi all, I reached out to Perlick on my problems with my 500 series faucets. I just received rebuild kits with a re engineered stem-shaft, Bonnet and lever swivel and sets of o rings. I believe the new kit address the lever ball & forward o ring alignment. I will update as needed. Hats off to Perlick in addressing this problem.
Ed B
 
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