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Old 01-20-2012, 05:41 PM   #431
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So I got 4 of these recently, mine have the white silicone gasket inside - it's a really tight fit to get them shut. What's the trick to get them latched? It can't be that I'm that big of a wuss.

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Old 01-20-2012, 06:09 PM   #432
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So I got 4 of these recently, mine have the white silicone gasket inside - it's a really tight fit to get them shut. What's the trick to get them latched? It can't be that I'm that big of a wuss.
Nope, you're a sissy...
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Old 01-20-2012, 06:35 PM   #433
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I am a wuss for sure - but I read this thread with guys saying they think they can do this one-handed without the rings and I'm thinking I might need to stand on them to get them closed...(and open for that matter)...

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Old 01-20-2012, 06:37 PM   #434
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I am a wuss for sure - but I read this thread with guys saying they think they can do this one-handed without the rings and I'm thinking I might need to stand on them to get them closed...(and open for that matter)...
I'm just giving you a hard time, I purchased mine before anyone was supplying the silicone gaskets. I purchased some silicone orings to replace mine with, they open/close fairly easily with one hand.
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Old 01-20-2012, 07:41 PM   #435
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I got them with the silicone baskets. They're easy to latch and really a great way to brew.

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Old 01-20-2012, 08:53 PM   #436
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If you latch one side all the way, it makes the other one harder to latch. Close both at the same time.

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Old 01-21-2012, 03:49 PM   #437
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Order some silicone O Rings from bargain fittings. Pull out the white and replace with the red/orange. They also take a while to break in. Push the fittings together and make sure that you draw handles back at the same time. After a while you will be doing this one handed.

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FYI, I just ordered some Camlock fittings from Pro Flow Dynamics this morning. They had Type F fittings in stock and told me they would ship today.

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Old 08-05-2012, 04:46 AM   #439
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Anybody else just use copper pipe and fittings?

If you want to, you could add an elbow as well. I imagine it would work on silicone as well as on the thermoplastic I use.

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Certainly nothing wrong with it. I just made the decision to go 100% stainless.

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