“Common tap handles can range in price from $8 to $15 each. Scarce tap handles can bring up to $1,000.
However, all faucet handles and faucets produced in the U.S., even if made by different manufacturers, are interchangeable as they have the U.S. beer industry standard 3/8″-16 UNC threads. Currently there is no adapter piece available for fitting handles with European threads to faucets with U.S. threads or vice versa.
Typical tap handles are 9-13″ tall, but can range from very short (4″) to novelty lengths (>13″). Most taps are assembled with a 4″ delrin handle . The threading for tap handles is 3/8″-16 UNC (coarse).
Simply screw the beer tap handle onto the beer faucet lever turning clockwise until it is hand tight only. On the beer faucet lever there is an adjusting knob that allows you to align the beer tap handle to your desired location.
Another great way to get tap handles is through other collectors. You can check in local forums to see if there are other collectors in your area or you can join one of the local groups for tap or beer memorabilia collecting.
If the tap will no longer open or close then you can buy a replacement head gear or you can get a tap reviver kit. It consists of two brand new tap handles and comes complete with new head gears.
|To Tap This Size Screw Or Bolt:||Use This Drill Bit :||(Closest Fractional:)|
|5/8 -11 NC||17/32″||17/32″|
|5/8 -18 NF||37/64″||37/64″|
My Beer Faucet is Loose. Is it broken? 1) Pop the top off of your tower. Different towers have different tops, but all of the towers we use have removable tops. 2) Locate the nut for the shank under the cap. 3) Use a tower wrench to tighten the nut. 4) Pop the top back on and you are ready to go.
What most of us casually call tap handles are more accurately faucet handles . The tap is that coupler thing that you connect to the keg to get the beer out. The faucet is what carries that beer to your glass. Be that as it may, do-it-yourself handles are fun and easy.