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Remove broken thread from copper pipe

Posted by yag123 (My Page) on
Sat, Jul 6, 13 at 8:50

While trying to remove shower base pipe broken thread got stuck in to receiving copper pipe. How to remove broken threads from copper pipe so we can install new pipe.

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RE: Remove broken thread from copper pipe

if it was me...
I would try heating the remain pipe with a torch then putting ice on the inside..
then try to unscrew the remaining copper pipe..

try cutting the copper pipe with a saw. gently. more to score it then cut thru..
then pry the copper towards the insides..then unscrew.

if that the wall up and replace the pipe..


RE: Remove broken thread from copper pipe

Buy an "internal pipe wrench"....or open the wall and redo it.

Video clip below. Watch from the 1:00 mark.

Here is a link that might be useful: internal pipe wrench

This post was edited by homebound on Sun, Jul 7, 13 at 22:19

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