Re: Rusted pipe
Posted by hj on February 08, 1999 at 09:36:51:
In response to Re: Rusted pipe
If the pipe is out of the well, then cut it off flush with the pump inlet, assuming you can get that close to it, and then use a hacksaw blade to make a cut through the side of the pipe inside the pump. Cut only about half way through it, and then use a pin punch to roll the remaining threads in and off the pump threads. Remove the deformed threads and install the new pipe.

: While rehabing a pitcher pump, fitted to a
: shallow well , I've run into a real problem
: trying to remove the old 1 1/4" galvanized down pipe from the cast iron pump base.
: I've been using liquid wrench and a
: propane torch for three days. to no avail.
: The pipe is in good shape but really
: frozen to the cast iron.




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