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Old 12-08-2011, 06:28 PM   #1
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Need a tool suggestion for removing a brass fitting. U can see the brass end below. The male end is in the female end just left of the valve. It's in there pretty good andy wrench can't get it loose. Any recommendations would b appreciated (preferably a tool available at Lowe/HD)
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Old 12-08-2011, 06:50 PM   #2
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Use a pipe wrench on it. Buy 2 larger ones 10 or 14 inch maybe. Use one to support the pipe you don't won't to remove and twist the other one to remove the fitting.

Go to HD in the plumbing isle they sell Ridgid pipe wrenches. If you plan on doing this stuff buy Ridgid pipe wrenches you will have them the rest of your life.


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Old 12-08-2011, 06:56 PM   #3
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is that a live valve with something on the closed side..or just on the floor ...if on the floor set up adjustable on the valve holding the fitting threads and then a pipe wrench on the fitting just opposite on the wrench handles and jerk them it will break loose...note the directions of the hold back and the wrench breaking direction.if that is a loose setup heat on the thread part will help it if there is sealer holding it
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Thanks. I'll pickup the wrenches tomorrow.

It is a live valve.
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if your doing it with channel locks maybe one but the hold back has to be a wrench pipe or adj...you'll get it
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Pipe wrenches for 1/2" pipe? You're kidding right? A 6" & 8" adjustable crescent, maybe 8" & 10" at most.

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