I'm replacing the faucet on our shower/tub. The nipple is NOT budging.
I used WD-40 and kind of stripped the threads in trying to get the
nipple off. ANy suggestions? I don't want to use too much strength
since the shower head is wiggling as I try to turn the nipple.
On 18 Dec 2006 16:42:42 -0800, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
When you do get it taken apart apply Teflon tape to it. It is good
practice to take apart all new plumbing and/or fixtures and use tape
before re-assembly. Ten years down the road you'll understand why.
if it's iron pipe(that's usually threaded),it's NOT soldered.
Just rusted in.
Why did you need to remove the nipple anyways?
(you have to now that the threads are buggered.)
When I replaced my tub spout,the universal kit I bought at Lowes had
adapters to fit threaded pipe(2 sizes),or go over copper stub(what I had).
It was only $12 as I recall.
For the record:
CLEANS: WD-40 gets under dirt, grime and grease to clean. It also
dissolves adhesives, allowing easy removal of labels, tape, stickers,
and excess bonding material.
DISPLACES MOISTURE: Because WD-40 displaces moisture, it quickly dries
out electrical systems to eliminate moisture-induced short circuits.
PENETRATES: WD-40 loosens rust-to-metal bonds and frees stuck, frozen
or rusted metal parts.
LUBRICATES: WD-40's lubricating ingredients are widely dispersed and
hold firmly to all moving parts.
PROTECTS: WD-40 protects metal surfaces with corrosion-resistant
ingredients to shield against moisture and other corrosive elements.
WD-40 is NOT a penetrating oil. Use PB Blaster or similar.
(WD stands for *water displacing*.)
Use an internal pipe wrench adapter and a socket drive handle.It has a
knurled piece that goes inside the nipple and expands against the inside of
the pipe,gripping it tightly.
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