THREADED CONNECTIONS: NEVER use a pipe wrench, channel lock wrench, or any metal wrench to install plastic valves. Always tighten “hand tight” — then 1/4-turn with a strap wrench. Not all thread sealants, tapes, compounds, pastes, dopes, thread locks, etc. are compatible with thermoplastics. Verify compatibility with sealant manufacturer prior to use.
CEMENTED CONNECTIONS: DO NOT allow primer and/or solvent cement to touch any area other than the piping socket.
SEAL KIT BASICS: Never use a screwdriver or sharp instrument of any kind to remove o-rings and other seals. While our valves are quite rugged, a metal instrument may scratch the plastic sealing surface…and then the o-ring may not be able to seal into the scratch or damaged area. Please use extreme care.