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DSwinton78

07:08PM | 04/03/07
Member Since: 04/02/07
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My boyfriend is redoing the downstairs apartment for our landlord. The building was built in 1872, needless to say, the pipes are disgusting. One of the threads is stuck in the T pipe. Nobody we know can figure out how to get it out. The pipes are galvenized. We have tried numerous strategies, I tried dishsoap, he tried a torch, we used a wrench to try to unscrew it, and nothing is budging. I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions? Anything is greatly appreciated.......

Sylvan

09:16AM | 04/04/07
Member Since: 01/24/06
1507 lifetime posts
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Very easy to remove old threads (we do it almost daily)

1- Never ever use a torch

We normally cut the pipe out of the fitting being careful not to damage the female threads of the fitting

Cut in two place use sharp chisel (tapered type) and tap the cut section out and then cave in the existing pipe and remve by gloved hand.

Took longer to explain then actually do it
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