Gas black pipe plug

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice, Tips & ' started by rockycmt, Jan 9, 2008.

  1. rockycmt

    rockycmt New Member

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    I am going to turn out a 3/4 inch plug tonight that looks pretty well doped up and dry. Is there any advise as to how to start? Do I just give it a whirl or should I put something on it to loosen it/penetrate it.

    Also, how do I properly clean the old threads to accept my new line?
  2. Mikey

    Mikey Aspiring Old Fart, EE, computer & networking geek

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    Non-pro advice: scrape off as much dope as you can easily get rid of, give it a few squirts of PB BLaster (I may have the initials wrong), come back after a while and give it a whirl. Use two wrenches so there's no torque on the pipe.
  3. patrick88

    patrick88 Plumber

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    You should always use two wrenches so you don't loosen another section or torque the pipes.
  4. Herk

    Herk Plumber

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    Doing your own gas piping and you don't know how to take out a plug?

    Make sure you alert the neighbors so that they can get pictures for the eleven o'clock news.
  5. MACPLUMB 777

    MACPLUMB 777 TROJAN WORLDWIDE SALES RP

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    Black Pipe Plug




    YES "PLEASE" LET US KNOW YOUR LOCAL NEWS STATION SO WE CAN WATCH ALSO,

    MACPLUMB 777
  6. Buckeyetech

    Buckeyetech New Member

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    3/4" pipe probably won't require much more than a couple of 14" pipe wrenches.
  7. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    plug

    The plug should unscrew easily, and why would you need to clean the threads if a plug has been screwed into them?
  8. GrumpyPlumber

    GrumpyPlumber Licensed Grump

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    I'm with HJ & MAC...it's ok replacing a faucet, repairing a drain or a leaky water line.
    Gas is a different ballgame.
    One very small leak inside and it can gather until it's sparked.
  9. Redwood

    Redwood Master Plumber

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    Mmmmm, Make a mistake with gas piping and your house could sneeze... If your still alive afterwards you will own a pile of toothpicks!
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