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Old 02-25-2012, 01:06 PM   #16
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Get the fitting red hot,not the pipe then spray it down with wd40 and yank on it imediately.
Yeah its gonna smoke/stink ,but it should shock it loose

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Old 02-25-2012, 06:21 PM   #17
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Never came across one I couldn’t break. Cut that pipe closer to the break point, quoting Alan you grab onto the pipe that's cut and try to leverage against that to make one of the other joints loosen up?” if you over heat the 90 you can actually soften it to the point that you oval it with the pipe wrench when you crank on it ,then you’ll really will have a heck of a time getting it apart.
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Old 02-25-2012, 06:44 PM   #18
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Hes gonna have a pretty tough time over heating that 90 with a propane torch !
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Hes gonna have a pretty tough time over heating that 90 with a propane torch !

Not if you use the extra extra virgin olive oil. Sorry couldn’t resist.
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yes posistion yourself for the most leverage...even put a pipe on the end of your pipe wrench making it bigger...
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Old 02-25-2012, 07:31 PM   #21
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here is an idea if not able to break free move to next fitting or cut pipe and re thread with a pipe threader
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Old 02-25-2012, 07:41 PM   #22
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yes posistion yourself for the most leverage...even put a pipe on the end of your pipe wrench making it bigger...
Be carefull with using a cheater pipe on something suspended from a ceiling like that,anybody whos ever had a bunch of hangers fail will know what Im talking about!
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yes good point . Iam sure he will be using a back up wrench...I HOPE...
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Old 02-25-2012, 08:07 PM   #24
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I remember way back when I was 13-14 me and my dad were trying to bust the lugnuts loose on a big ol 69 dodge 2t tow truck.
We had a 3/4" drive breaker bar and a 10' long piece of conduit with both of of pushing/pulling/jumping on the stupid thing
Come to find out after an hour of fighting with it dodge used left handed threads on the lugs on left side of their trucks back in the day,we spent all that time tightening the stupid things!
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Hey everyone. I got it!! I went to Home Depot, got a nice think PCV pipe for only like $3 and it helped give the extra torque to my 10" pipe wrench. Fantastic. Thanks for your help!!!!!!!!
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10" pipe wrench? As the great paul harvey would say "and now for the rest of the story"
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Hey everyone. I got it!! I went to Home Depot, got a nice think PCV pipe for only like $3 and it helped give the extra torque to my 10" pipe wrench. Fantastic. Thanks for your help!!!!!!!!
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A 10"pipe wrench....wow your kidding right thats at a min 14" oh well
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I remember way back when I was 13-14 me and my dad were trying to bust the lugnuts loose on a big ol 69 dodge 2t tow truck.
We had a 3/4" drive breaker bar and a 10' long piece of conduit with both of of pushing/pulling/jumping on the stupid thing
Come to find out after an hour of fighting with it dodge used left handed threads on the lugs on left side of their trucks back in the day,we spent all that time tightening the stupid things!
Sounds like my story, except that the nut snapped off, and I had a black eye for two weeks. (from the cheater bar, not my dad)


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I remember way back when I was 13-14 me and my dad were trying to bust the lugnuts loose on a big ol 69 dodge 2t tow truck.
We had a 3/4" drive breaker bar and a 10' long piece of conduit with both of of pushing/pulling/jumping on the stupid thing
Come to find out after an hour of fighting with it dodge used left handed threads on the lugs on left side of their trucks back in the day,we spent all that time tightening the stupid things!
Hey plummen I did the same on a 73 Ford two ton. Heated them with a torch and they were not budging. When we tried the old trick of tighten then loosening and then realized they used left handed threads on the lugs too.

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