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The issue with this kind of faucet is that the seal is at the rear of the assembly (see 10 below). After dispensing, everything post-seal (pretty much all of 9, parts of 6, and the inside of the tap body) will be coated in beer. Being open to the air this will soon dry out and gum up the works. Best solution is to flush out the inside of the tap with ...


Update: I've made my standard taps self closing with the S-1098 Compression Spring from Century Spring. It's a stainless steel spring with the following measurements: Force: 102lbs/inch (179 N/cm) Free length: .560" Solid height: .350" Outer Diameter: .453" Inner Diameter: .325" This strength adds a fair bit of resistance to pulling the tap open, but ...

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