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    Default How do I remove this section of pipe?

    I have the nut removed, but it won't budge. What am I doing wrong? Thanks in advance!



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    It's toast buddy.
    Just reef on that sucker. You might even have to take a flat blade to it and pry the mother out.
    When you replace the p-trap, get a new slip joint nut and washer to thread and seal to the galv nipple.
    You can even replace the nipple if you need to.

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    You aren't doing anything "wrong". The inside of the pipe is rusted so the tubing is "trapped". You have to take a screwdriver or chisel and pry between the pipe and the tubing to "collapse" it. Then you can remove the tubing, but do not expect to have an easy time inserting a new piece, unless you ream the rust out of the pipe.

    Side note; Obama, hopefully, in a year or so you will have competition for that name and icon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hj View Post
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    Side note; Obama, hopefully, in a year or so you will have competition for that name and icon.
    lol! NOW THAT IS FUNNY!
    I am definitely not a pro plumber, but I am a pro crastinator

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobL43 View Post
    lol! NOW THAT IS FUNNY!
    I second that emotion...lol


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    Quote Originally Posted by hj View Post
    You aren't doing anything "wrong". The inside of the pipe is rusted so the tubing is "trapped". You have to take a screwdriver or chisel and pry between the pipe and the tubing to "collapse" it. Then you can remove the tubing, but do not expect to have an easy time inserting a new piece, unless you ream the rust out of the pipe.

    Side note; Obama, hopefully, in a year or so you will have competition for that name and icon.
    I think most of us would like to see that name removed from the Whitehouse. Then we may be able to get back on the right track.

    John

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnjh2o1 View Post
    I think most of us would like to see that name removed from the Whitehouse. Then we may be able to get back on the right track.

    John
    I agree, Then he can become a Plumber, something that maybe he would be better at...


    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Hunt View Post
    I have the nut removed, but it won't budge. What am I doing wrong? Thanks in advance!
    Chris You are not holding your mouth just right. Putting a little CLR on it may help break it loose.


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    Quote Originally Posted by DonL View Post
    I agree, Then he can become a Plumber, something that maybe he would be better at...
    I think that is a insult to the trade. Maybe he can become shovel ready. (sorry labors didn't mean that as a insult to you) I better get off this subject as my blood pressure is rising.

    John

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    I am sorry John, Chris and the group. (And Terry)

    This should be on Ian's Corner. He must be rubbing off.

    If I was talking out my ass, I apologize to all. But you are correct John, Sorry for the insult.


    Have a Great Day all.


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