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    Beer Tap Threads

    Does anyone know what the standard threads are for a beer tap? I want to turn a tap handle for my nephew and want it to thread on easily. I don't go to bars much. Might have to just visit one and take my pitch gauge and do some measurements. Any ideas for a metal thread insert source?

    Thanks.
    Don Orr

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    I'd jump right in with your answer, but I think the last time I was in a bar was about 1970. Good luck.
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    I just use a standard brass threaded insert. I've gotten them at Home depot before... I'd give you the thread info, but my taps are in storage, sadly...
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    The industry thread standard for US produced draft beer tap handles is 3/8"-16 UNC(Unified Coarse Thread) threads. European models use some other standard size .

    one source for a insert...
    http://www.rebelbrewer.com/shoppingc...le-Insert.html

    Not something that I would know about

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    Thanks for the info!
    Don Orr

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    Ken C., I am impressed that you had that info so quickly.
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