Corroded pipe nipples

Discussion in 'Water Heater Forum, Tanks' started by Pixburd, May 16, 2011.

  1. Pixburd

    Pixburd New Member

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    SW Pennsylvania
    Have a Whirlpool electric with leaking and corroded pipe nipples (3/4" MPT) on top of HWH, and have no access to loosen with a pipe wrench. :mad:

    Is there another magic tool that plumber's have? Any suggestions?
  2. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    They will be very tight, and we have several different methods of removing them and often have to try more than one to find the one which will work in a specific situation.
  3. Pixburd

    Pixburd New Member

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    Thanks hj in Arizona,

    I'm a seasoned DIYer. Are these tools I can buy or rent? (I thought I owned every tool known to man! ;))

    Would a local plumber working out of his truck have them?
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