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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?

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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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikey View Post
    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.
    You should always use two wrenches so you don't loosen another section or torque the pipes.
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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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Herk View Post
    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.



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

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

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

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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.
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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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