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Noob question here. I just got some more Bitspower fittings including a 45 degree dual rotary and a ball valve. Both of these are very stiff. I can barely get enough grip to turn the 45 rotary, and I stopped trying to close the valve because I was afraid of breaking the plastic handle. Do they move better after having warm water passed through them?
Some loosen up, some don't. I have Bitspower valves spread between builds and overall they are a little stiff.
On the plus side I've never had one leak.
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Some loosen up, some don't. I have Bitspower valves spread between builds and overall they are a little stiff.
On the plus side I've never had one leak.

Yeah, problem is it's so stiff it won't even close in the first place. I might drop them in warm water for 10 minutes and then try to loosen them up.
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Some loosen up, some don't. I have Bitspower valves spread between builds and overall they are a little stiff.
On the plus side I've never had one leak.

Yeah, problem is it's so stiff it won't even close in the first place. I might drop them in warm water for 10 minutes and then try to loosen them up.

If you use a dab of water proof silicon grease to the ball valve in the shut off fitting it should allow for easier manipulation and keep the handle safe. Just add a dab an slowly work the handle until it frees it up. Should be okay to have it in the loop as well as it shouldn't break down and contaminate your coolant. smile.gif

But don't get all buck wild with the stuff. A little bit goes a long way. thumb.gif

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I can vouch for silicone grease. Its used for house plumbing and so it makes sense to use it without worry in wc'd systems. I use it on the D-plugs to avoid tearing he o-rings since I have to turn them to thread them to the blocks.
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Thanks guys, I'll try to find some silicone grease if warm water doesnt do the trick.thumb.gif Pretty sure I have some that I use on my old Honda's squeaky clutch.
Edited by Plutonium10 - 11/16/12 at 7:13pm
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What did you do for the black cover on the block? That looks awesome!
Jeffinslaw

Acrylic covers black matt are custom made and CNC cut.

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Acrylic covers black matt are custom made and CNC cut. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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How you liking the BP blocks? They look heavy (confused.gif) but appearance wise, they're super pleasing smile.gif.

Any plans going quad? 580s are inexpensive these days (hence why I picked up four) so its a good time to up the ante smile.gif
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it took... petra's 9 days... to ship out my order of tubing...

thats ordered last tuesday.... and shipped out yesterday. thursday 15th

i hope thats normal
Edited by kyismaster - 11/16/12 at 7:44pm
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