Forum Title: Tightening Threaded Plumbing Parts
I have instructions for tightening hot and cold water seats in a Symmons Temptrol Tub/Shower valve. The instructions say to tighten the seats to 15 foot pounds. I've watched some plumbers doing this on youtube videos but have never seen a torque wrench used. Do you pros use a torque wrench? I've never used a torque wrench so I don't have any concept of what 15 foot pounds would be. Is it finger tight, hand tight or cranked down?
Category: Plumber Post By: JOHNNY PERRY (Bentonville, AR), 06/11/2017

you have loose finger tight hand tight snugged up snugged 1/4 turn tight damn tight gorilla tight aw **** it broke i would put 15' pounds in the area of snugged up 1/4 turn more maybe one of my Brother plumbers can 'splain it better

- CAROL JACKSON (Valdosta, GA), 09/21/2017

Quote: Originally Posted by frodo you have loose finger tight hand tight snugged up snugged 1/4 turn tight damn tight gorilla tight aw **** it broke i would put 15' pounds in the area of snugged up 1/4 turn more maybe one of my Brother plumbers can 'splain it better Thank You. That gives me a good idea of what ballpark 15 pounds is in.

- KAY LUNA (Indio, CA), 10/04/2017

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