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Old 11-29-2008, 06:57 PM   #1
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Just purchased several new ball valves and some open easy -- others are tight. Any recommended lubricant or will they loosen over time?

 
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Old 11-29-2008, 07:06 PM   #2
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The pros prefer astroglide for tight valves


 
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Old 11-29-2008, 09:06 PM   #3
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Serious or not?!

 
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Old 11-29-2008, 11:00 PM   #4
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Serious or not?!
A man should never complain that the valves they use are too tight

I would take the loose ones and throw them back in the bin they came from ....those hussies!


In all seriousness just play with the valve handle a little bit longer it will open up smoother for you. Most valves are self lubricating especially after pouring a few beers through them

make sure your valve is cleaned after use ...nothing worse than a unwashed valve


Ok, I'll stop now (and let someone else chime in )

 
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Old 11-30-2008, 04:25 AM   #5
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+1 with fiddling with your knobs

 
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Old 11-30-2008, 08:55 AM   #6
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Food lube... aka edible oil...
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