I have a faucet that needs to be replaced, but it will not unscrew at all.
I vaguely remember a thread a few weeks ago that recommended penetrating
oil, followed by heat, followed by more penetrating oil. Does that sound
Any other suggestions.
Go buy or rent two three foot pipe wrenches and put some umph into it.
"Were not making watches here kid! Never use force, get a bigger
hammer!" Henry T. Horne III, Master Plumber and also my father. May
God rest his weary soul.
I just had to remove a 1 1/2" galv steel drain stub.
My usual trick did not work:
Very large pipe wrench used to TIGHTEN the joint ~ 1/8 or less; just
enough to budge it.
Then loosen it.
In this case I had to use a Sawzall to slit the pipe & collapse enough
to relieve the thread pressure.
Liquid wrench is good.
My experience has been that if you will support the back of the female
connection while hammering it pretty hard all the way around several times
that will always loosen the threads without damaging anything. Pipe and
fittings are ductile enough to slightly expand the outside part and/or
shrink the inside part.
That's more nearly describing heat, not impact (the expansion part,
You appear to have missed the smiley on first go. Although it helps on
occasion, I've not had universal success with the technique on, for
example, buried supply lines.
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