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jackgym

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Hi brewers
When capping PET bottles do you just screw them on finger tight or do they require more pressure?
 

Paleman

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I would say good hand tightness. Not too tight youre going to strip the thread. Use the tightness of undoing a soft drink bottle as a guide.
 

jackgym

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Thanks Paleman, cheers.
 

MaggieO

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I tighten them pretty snug. I find they tighten as they pressurize. I've had to use slip-joint pliers to get them off before. Usually takes at least a dish cloth.
 

jackgym

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I've had a couple lately that weren't very tight when I opened them, I thought I may be weakening. :eek: That's interesting about the pressurizing.
 

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