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Old 08-21-2011, 01:25 PM   #1
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Removing Gatorbite Fitting


used a gatorbite fitting in a super tight spot even though even instinct said these suck and naturally i was right, its leaking now, it says permanent on the package and i have found online "removable gatorbite fittings", this isnt one of them of course......anyone got any ideas or tips before i use a vise grip and a hammer?
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Old 08-21-2011, 01:35 PM   #2
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if its one of the copper colored ones then its not removable and you're best off just to cut it out. a hammer and vice grips will damage the pipe so you cannot reseal it.
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yeah thats what it is, what a stupid idea that was, im gonna try to solder an elbow to it now, i only have 1 inch of pipe sticking out of the floor after cutting it out to work with so this is my last shot, wish me luck, lol.
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Old 09-19-2011, 01:01 PM   #4
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actually I think they make a tool to remove the cheap Gatorbite.
I saw it at Lowe's but did not look carefully.
I believe it is just a ring that release the teeth so u can slide the pipe out.
probably can make one with a piece of alum flashing.
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