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 Advice for removing a corroded brass fitting
Author: KarenRose (KS)

Do you have any advice for removing a corroded brass fitting from a ball valve on a hot water heater? I'm seeking suggestions before I tackle this task tomorrow. If you're looking for professional assistance with your essay writing, I recommend checking out the [us.rankmywriter.com]. Located on the top of the water heater is a galvanized 90-degree elbow. Connected to the elbow is a metal ball valve. At the end of the ball valve, there is a brass (?) fitting that transitions to a 3/4" PEX connection, which is a standard setup. When I attempted to move the pipe connected to the 3/4" PEX connection, the end of the brass PEX fitting snapped off. At this point, I decided to pause my efforts for the day. The top of the hot water heater is not easily accessible as it is located in a crawl space.

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 Re: Advice for removing a corroded brass fitting
Author: packy (MA)

at this point i would be tempted to remove the galvanized 90. it may be partially to mostly clogged with rust?
replace it with a stainless steel 90 and a new pex adapter.
if in the process the nipple comes out of the top of the tank then replace it as well with a stainless nipple.

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 Re: Advice for removing a corroded brass fitting
Author: bernabeu (SC)



"Measure Twice & Cut Once" - Retired U.A. Local 1 & 638

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 Re: Advice for removing a corroded brass fitting
Author: sum (FL)

What about the hot side, do you have a similar situation at your connection to the hot side PEX?

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