opening up a stainless ball valve

Sat Mar 11, 2017 10:33 am

I have been trying to open this stainless ball valve to clean out all the shit in there but for the life of me it won't open. I have another valve just like it and it opened fine so I know it can be done. Any ideas? I had 2 crescents on there. I am going to probably just order a 3 part clamp to replace but still want to get this f'er open out of principle.
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Re: opening up a stainless ball valve

Sun Mar 12, 2017 9:44 pm

The standard two piece are thread locked. Chemical Thread Locker such as Loctite. Not really meant to be taken apart. Get ones that are..........
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Re: opening up a stainless ball valve

Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:15 pm

To follow up on Kbar's comment, get a 3-piece stainless steel ball valve and clean it frequently.
Something like this: https://tameson.co.uk/ball-valve/bv-2-way/bv-2w-stainless-steel/bv-2w-ss-iso-top-3-piece/
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