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good place to buy perlick faucets?
« on: January 08, 2014, 04:32:14 PM »
So it looks like my buddy is going to give me a deal on a drip tray and 4 shanks so I can finally get my fridge set up better.

Any input on a good place to buy perlick faucets or anything similar?

I found these for $27.95 and thought it might be a good deal but I don't really know...

http://www.kegoutlet.com/525pc-perlick-beer-faucet-chrome.html?gclid=CO7rjPbd77sCFU_NOgodyTgAKA

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Re: good place to buy perlick faucets?
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2014, 04:45:51 PM »
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Re: good place to buy perlick faucets?
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2014, 05:18:11 PM »
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Re: good place to buy perlick faucets?
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2014, 05:41:59 PM »
Cool thanks. Sorry I don't know much about this...what would be the big advantage of stainless over chrome? Does the chrome plated brass have the tendency to stick a bit more?

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Re: good place to buy perlick faucets?
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2014, 05:43:53 PM »
Chrome has a tendancy to flake over time and the brass could show.  SS will last forever with the right maintenance.  My personal opinion is to buy once and buy forever:D
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Re: good place to buy perlick faucets?
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2014, 05:46:05 PM »
+1.  The difference in $$ is so close it's crazy not to get the SS.
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Re: good place to buy perlick faucets?
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2014, 05:57:17 PM »
Ok just wanted to make sure...

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Re: good place to buy perlick faucets?
« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2014, 06:24:29 PM »
$33 is a good price. Farmhouse has them for $35, cheapest I've seen until now.

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Re: good place to buy perlick faucets?
« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2014, 04:50:08 AM »
Good advice to go the few extra $$ for stainless. I even went a few bucks more and got the Creamers - very happy with them for over a year now.
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Re: good place to buy perlick faucets?
« Reply #10 on: January 09, 2014, 05:56:13 AM »
Good advice to go the few extra $$ for stainless. I even went a few bucks more and got the Creamers - very happy with them for over a year now.

Yes to stainless but no on the creamers. I have two on my current kegerator and will probably get rid of them soon. I like to use them, but when a friend comes over and tries, they end up not being able to find the sweet spot to close it fully and they dump beer everywhere. I have some of the friends trained after two years, but some others just don't get it.
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Re: good place to buy perlick faucets?
« Reply #11 on: January 09, 2014, 07:28:17 AM »
IIRC, I got mine from superiorproducts.

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Re: good place to buy perlick faucets?
« Reply #12 on: January 09, 2014, 08:14:56 AM »
Good advice to go the few extra $$ for stainless. I even went a few bucks more and got the Creamers - very happy with them for over a year now.

I had a Perlick creamer faucet that got enough build up to not be able to shut off after about 6 months.  The beer in when it stuck was imperial stout, so it was pretty thick.  I believe the o-ring tore a bit when the faucet was opened, and would not seal again.  I also could not get the faucet off, so ended up replacing the guts with the innards of a standard Perlick.  Now it's been running fine for quite some time. 

Also had the same problem with others not understanding that it does not shut off when you push it all the way in.

tldr: go with the standard style stainless Perlick faucet.
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Re: good place to buy perlick faucets?
« Reply #13 on: January 09, 2014, 08:26:59 AM »
I also could not get the faucet off, so ended up replacing the guts with the innards of a standard Perlick.  Now it's been running fine for quite some time. 

Where did you get the innards for the standard Perlick (525?)? I'll probably end up doing that once I get really tired of beer on the garage floor.
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Re: good place to buy perlick faucets?
« Reply #14 on: January 09, 2014, 09:43:14 AM »
Any perlick retailer should be able to get you a new lever.   Im looking at schematics for the Perl series and the only difference is that the lever(the long piece attached to the faucet handle) of the creamer has cuts in it, and the 525 does not.  replacing this piece should turn your 575SS into a 525SS I believe.

Please note that if you have the older series of Perlicks(425) that this will NOT work:)

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Looks like im correct.
https://www.perlick.com/store/webcatalog2.php?catno=1&sectno=1&grpno=4
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