Unscrewing di vessel top - any tips?

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  1. SPCleaning

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    Mine are the devils own job to get off. Drives me crazy.

    I wedge the vessel between my legs gripping a pair of rubber gloves to prevent slide. Put on another pair of gloves and then hurt my hands whilst I struggle to get the thing to unscrew.

    This morning I cant move the damn thing..............
     
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  2. Eclipse

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    Never had a problem, sounds like you're over tightening it. It don't need horsing up as the o-ring provides the seal.
     
  3. SPCleaning

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    They always leak if I don't tighten them up. I do them hand tight, I don't use any tools on them or anything.
     
  4. cheapncheerful

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    the rubber gloves are a great idea...also try using a kettle of hot water over it first as thermal expansion may help...not had to do mine yet...:)
     
  5. Alex Gardiner

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    Sounds like a job for........2 people!

    I find that the pair of DI vessels I use can be quite difficult to undo after a few months of use. I get my long-suffering wife to firmly hold the base of the DI vessel and using the fittings on the head to grab on to I unscrew the vessel head. I find that this works well.
     
  6. Smurf

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    Long-suffering wife...Bless :D

    Good tip though :thumbsup:
     
  7. Vice and scaffold pole will undo anything!
     
  8. RiceRocket

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    Could try running hot water on underneath where you grip the hose fittings if you have that outside tap.
     
  9. SPCleaning

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    Cheers guys,.............I used the 2 people method. My wife was happy to assist. Also I found swearing helps. :)
     
  10. cheapncheerful

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    yeh i have noticed a lot of swearing since i started wfp....:rolleyes: especially at the bloody pipe work...
     
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