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delboy271155
#1 Posted : 05 May 2021 20:58:20

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Hi All, BigGrin

This is not a modelling exercise as such, more an indication of how 3D printers can make useful items for day to day use, but thought it may be interesting.

Making home-brew is my other passion Blink Blink and I`ve found that some of the barrel taps have a lack of control. This being due to all the parts being made from a nylon type material and they tend to stick as you open the tap and then are difficult to get accurate control on.

So I`ve designed and printed a 3D extension that turns the rotary tap into a lever controlled tap.

I think that this idea could be very adaptable to virtually any tap head and be a great aid to anyone who has problems with their hands. Arthritis for example.

Pic 1: the rotary tap.

Pic 2: the lever adaptor showing the lug inside that grips the tap head.

Pic 3: the lever placed on the tap showing how they lock together.

Pic 4: shows the tap in the open position.

The lever adaptor does give better control over the rotary tap, in fact I`ll have to go and give it another test.LOL Flapper LOL .


Simple but very effective.


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Markwarren
#2 Posted : 06 May 2021 08:08:13

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Excellent, hope you head is not too sore this morning with all that trying it out.LOL

I see an in-line shop coming, Derek’s beer accessories.Flapper

Mark
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