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Title: Tap Lock
Post by: bryanp10197 on November 16, 2016, 08:35:38 PM
I just got a new kegerator and I've noticed my 3 year old eyeing those pretty new handles on the front... they would be great to pull on! I've been looking online for options to lock those tap handles but I'm not a big fan of what I'm seeing. Has anyone made a good, maybe low profile, locking system for their system?
Title: Re: Tap Lock
Post by: Stevie on November 16, 2016, 09:17:12 PM
I've seen people use rods to block the handles. I've seen locked in place and simply clipped in place.
Title: Re: Tap Lock
Post by: bryanp10197 on November 16, 2016, 09:31:57 PM
I will look into that but I don't want to ruin the look of the kegerator with a bar going across the front. I'm thinking a shut off valve inside the fridge might work but then again I still run the risk of my son breaking the handle (I guess that risk comes with the territory).
Title: Re: Tap Lock
Post by: HoosierBrew on November 16, 2016, 11:44:50 PM
I'm thinking a shut off valve inside the fridge might work but then again I still run the risk of my son breaking the handle (I guess that risk comes with the territory).


I don't know, the key lock type would seem to keep the tap handle from moving, at least at the hand of a 3 year old. Wouldn't think he would be able to break it off if it were immobilized. As my kids get older, I'll probably be going in that direction.

http://rapidswholesale.com/faucet-lock.html?gclid=CJzi86O5rtACFdgYgQodWQwJkg



Title: Re: Tap Lock
Post by: Iliff Ave Brewhouse on November 17, 2016, 05:40:56 PM
If my kids are anything like me, I will need some tap locks when they are teenagers. I will probably just disconnect the liquid posts and put a lock on the fridge door...
Title: Re: Tap Lock
Post by: bryanp10197 on November 17, 2016, 07:01:59 PM
http://rapidswholesale.com/faucet-lock.html?gclid=CJzi86O5rtACFdgYgQodWQwJkg

That and the wrap-around are all I can find but I don't like the look of them. I was hoping someone had made something a little more low-profile and better looking.

I'm not worried about my son breaking the handle if there is a lock on it. But if I don't put a lock on it I'm worried he will try to hang on it or something.
Title: Re: Tap Lock
Post by: Philbrew on November 20, 2016, 06:05:28 AM
I just got a new kegerator and I've noticed my 3 year old eyeing those pretty new handles on the front... they would be great to pull on! I've been looking online for options to lock those tap handles but I'm not a big fan of what I'm seeing. Has anyone made a good, maybe low profile, locking system for their system?
So, your 3 year old likes beer.  That's a good sign that you will have a future brew-buddy.   :)   Enjoy it!
Title: Re: Tap Lock
Post by: bryanp10197 on November 21, 2016, 08:20:33 PM
So, your 3 year old likes beer.  That's a good sign that you will have a future brew-buddy.   :)   Enjoy it!

He has always loved helping!

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Title: Re: Tap Lock
Post by: JJeffers09 on November 23, 2016, 07:01:26 PM
In line butterfly valve with hose barbs on one side, direct to the faucet on the other? Then a padlock on the outside?  I am just kicking around ideas.
Title: Re: Tap Lock
Post by: PORTERHAUS on December 11, 2016, 08:21:54 PM
What about those flow control faucets? You could turn the flow all the way down/off and nothing or not much shoukd come out if he was to pull the handle.
Title: Re: Tap Lock
Post by: bryanp10197 on December 12, 2016, 05:09:39 AM
So far I haven't had any issues. Eventually I think I'll put a shut off valve in the line inside the fridge. I haven't seen the flow control faucets before, they look cool. Anyone using these? How do they work overall?