i live in florida. i have a sprinkler system that sucks water out of a
lake, and then onto my lawn. works fine.
well stupid me, i was cutting tree limbs right above it, and the tree
branch landed on the ONE TINY portion that is PVC that connects to a
metal pipe that then goes into the water pump. so basic flow is filter
attached to a plastic hose that sits in lake -> pvc pipe -> metal pipe
anyways, end result, i got the pvc part off the other end, going down
to HD today to replace that.. but my problem now is the screwed in
portion of the pvc is stuck in the metal piping -- and i can't unscrew
any of the metal piping!! I have channel locks and am able to get good
grip, i am only 150 lbs, but i can literally stand on the channel locks
and it won't budge at all.. so what can i do??
Or add a "cheater" to the channel locks. Really need to have a pipe
wrench to back up the other end as well.
A little heat on the metal pipe end would undoubtedly do wonders as
well if more leverage doesn't do it.
I can't tell from your description of the problem whether all you really
want to do is get the busted male part of the PVC fitting out of a
female metal pipe fitting or if you really need to take anything else apart.
If all you are trying to do is remove that PVC, then some heat from a
torch applied to the female fitting will quickly soften it so you can
easily pry it out with a screwdriver. If more is needed tell us why.
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