Broken-off pipe in shower spout

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  1. glair

    glair New Member

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    Anyone know how to get the broken-off male threaded 1/2 inch pipe out of the female threaded end? Male end was corroded and 1/2 inch stuck inside the pipe.

    Thanks!
     
  2. RioHyde

    RioHyde Plumber

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    You can buy nipper extractors of varying sizes at a plumbing supply house and possibly from the guys in the orange aprons.
     
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  4. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

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    You could use an EasyOut if you can find one large enough. They make an inside pipe wrench, but I think they only work on larger pipe. An EasyOut is basically a lefthanded threaded tapered hardened steel hunk. You put it inside the hole, and then use a wrench to back it out of the wall like a screw.

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  5. glair

    glair New Member

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    Thanks for the suggestions!
     
  6. plumguy

    plumguy New Member

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    You can also try a hack saw blade and carefully cut thru the nipple and pry it out with a thin flat screwdriver. Just be careful not to cut thru the female threads.
     
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