To reduce fatigue on your pan fittings, open and close the handle on your ball valve using a TURNING motion. It’s all in the wrist! Alternatively, pulling or yanking on the valve handle could place excessive torque/strain on the pan fitting.
A torn fitting can happen on ANY brand of pan. However, proper operation of the ball valve will go a long way to prevent damage.
If you do run into any issues with a torn fitting, please do not hesitate to contact us. Our artisans are happy to perform any service work you may need at our shop in Hilbert, Wisconsin. If you are not within driving distance, we can help arrange one of our private carriers to transport your pan to and from our shop for service. That way any potential hassles related to shipping are eliminated. We are here to help!