How to unstick brass valve?
December 16, 2011 3:25 PM Subscribe
How do I unstick this brass bypass valve?
posted by NotSoSimple to Home & Garden (9 answers total)
We have a solar hot water batch heater system. During the winter I was advised to bypass and drain the system in the winter. Unfortunately the large bypass valve is completely stuch. The copper piping is not secured though, so I have not that much torque. I have tried using a large pair of water hose pliers and a pipe wrench. One to steady the copper tubing and one to turn the valve, and nada.
Any help? I seem to have lost my torch head (Have Propane and MAP gas though), but will purchase one if I need to. Scared of 'sweating' the joints and causing a leak.