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Chriscomp 07-17-2012 05:56 PM

Angle stop seized on iron pipe
 
I am trying to replace a angle stop but I can't get it to break free from the iron pipe. I sprayed it with PB Blaster and let sit for 30 min or so and it still won't budge. Any tips on breaking it free?

George6488 07-17-2012 06:20 PM

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ben's plumbing 07-17-2012 06:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chriscomp (Post 968142)
I am trying to replace a angle stop but I can't get it to break free from the iron pipe. I sprayed it with PB Blaster and let sit for 30 min or so and it still won't budge. Any tips on breaking it free?

alittle heat should do it...:yes:

oh'mike 07-17-2012 07:48 PM

You are using two wrenches,right?--Breaking that pipe inside the wall ruins a good day---

joecaption 07-17-2012 08:20 PM

Only once I've had to use a Dremal tool with a cut off wheel to split the valve in 1/2 on both sides, where the threads sit to get it to come loose.

You really should concider getting rid of all that old steel pipe. It's going to leak at some point and reduce the flow in the lines.

Chriscomp 07-17-2012 10:43 PM

Got it! I guess I just needed to let the PB Blaster sink in a little bit longer.


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