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Posted: Sat Dec 20, 2008 1:32 am
Is there a trick to getting the F/A tube out of a 502 stove? I tried putting the tee in a vice and could not budge it. It looks like there may be so loctite on the threads. I have the stove completely apart except the check valve & the F/A tube.
Posted: Sat Dec 20, 2008 4:03 am
Jeremy, I tried everything and am not sure what they used to seal the threads.In the end I used a heat gun, like a hair drier, to get the valve area really hot, clamped the font in a vice upside down, then used a strap wrench, thanks Quest, around the bottom of the font and finally broke the valve free. Hope this helps
Posted: Sun Dec 21, 2008 3:10 am
I ended up using a torch and carefully heating up the thread area. That is all it took. The F/A tube is green. I will soak it and see if that helps.
Posted: Sun Dec 21, 2008 3:20 am
If all else fails put in in a freezer over night
Posted: Sun Dec 21, 2008 4:57 am
It is only 20 at my house.... The last piece I need to get out is the check valve. It is leaking.
Posted: Sun Dec 21, 2008 5:08 am
Just checked KC is a balmy 2.
Posted: Sun Dec 21, 2008 6:18 am
A big 9 outside here in Indiana
I have a fount vice and a valve tool. With those I can break the red locktite on the threads but I sometimes have to use a cheater on the valve tool. These are a bear.
Posted: Sun Dec 21, 2008 10:01 pm
The "C" stands for "Canadian", eh?
Posted: Mon Dec 22, 2008 1:26 am
Global warming or climate change, call it what you will. Here on the west coast of Canada all kinds of temp records are being broken and to have a white Christmas is quite the exception. What the hell do Lab Rats know?