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rilewedge 05-01-2012 10:13 PM

Weight of Ball valve and other SS
I was looking at the weldless fittings and got to thinking it looks like a lot of weight to be suspended by the thin wall of a SS pot. (Looking at a Bayou classic pot.)

Does turning the valve cause leaking?
Would a support bracket be a good idea? Thinking of attaching it to the bolts on a 3 piece ball valve.

worksnorth 05-01-2012 10:28 PM

I've got two of the Bayou pots and yes they do have thin walls. However I've never had a problem with them leaking where my weldless ball valves are.
However I have had small leaks where the handles are riveted to the kettle. Not a big deal though.

luhrks 05-02-2012 01:18 AM

Ditto no issues here.

Bobby_M 05-02-2012 02:52 AM

The fact that it's installed relatively close to the bottom gives it support.

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