So I just got my new kettles back from the welder (pics will come later), and screwed in all the dial thermometers, thermowells, ball valves, etc. In a couple instances, in order to get the handle of the ball valve right side up, or the dial thermometer facing the right direction, I really tightened the nipple connecting the two. I didn't do anything extreme, but I'm a big guy and I really put my shoulder into it. Nothing broke and everything's fine, but I'm worried about long term issues.
Should I take them out and put them back in with normal force or am I just being an obsessive homebrewer. Thanks!!