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Old 07-17-2012, 04:56 PM   #1
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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?

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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...
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You are using two wrenches,right?--Breaking that pipe inside the wall ruins a good day---
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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.
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Got it! I guess I just needed to let the PB Blaster sink in a little bit longer.

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