Getting rusty nipple off.

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On 18 Dec 2006 16:42:42 -0800, snipped-for-privacy@adelphia.net wrote:

Probably the best penetrant to use is beeswax. Heat the area of interest and the wax will follow the heat.
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snipped-for-privacy@adelphia.net wrote:

Where IS that nipple in relation to the faucet you are replacing?
It would be interesting to learn what you mean when you say "kind of stripped the threads". Are you saying you buggered up the exposed male threads which used to thread into saomething else because you didn't know about internal pipe wrenches? If so, the nipple is history, so follow the good advice already given here and hope to G-d you don't have something snap off or start leaking behind the wall. I'd vote for using a "flame wrench" on the nipple and letting it cool down to room temperature before applying torque to it again. The expansion and contraction should help break it free.
Jeff
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Jeff, that kind of explains it well. The threads went into the the faucet. It was suggested i replace the nipple, since it is the wrong size and the plumbers I spoke to said, "they are VERY EASY to take off." Thanks for your help. Jeff Wisnia wrote:

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snipped-for-privacy@adelphia.net wrote:

heat the muther-fucker, put propane torch on it, till she turns cherry red then sock a small pipe or fitted wrench on it while it's still glowing
better! rip the bastard out and turn it all in as brass scrap
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