How to remove a broken petcok in the pan

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How to remove a broken petcok in the pan

Post by Quickm007 » Sun Jul 28, 2019 2:48 pm

A petcok just broke in the pan. How to remove it without damage the pan ?
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Re: How to remove a broken petcok in the pan

Post by Tmodelt » Sun Jul 28, 2019 2:51 pm

I would try an "easy out" of the correct size.

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Re: How to remove a broken petcok in the pan

Post by DanTreace » Sun Jul 28, 2019 2:53 pm

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A small Ease-Out tool, works like a tapered tap, threads in with opposite threads on the tool, allows simple twist with small wrench to remove that stub of the 1/8" pipe -thread petcock.
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Re: How to remove a broken petcok in the pan

Post by Steve Jelf » Sun Jul 28, 2019 3:20 pm

There are two types of Easy-outs, spiral and straight. For a small brass item like that I'd use a straight one.
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Re: How to remove a broken petcok in the pan

Post by Howard Tomlinson » Sun Jul 28, 2019 3:51 pm

The last one I had I used a square "cut" nail as a easy out. Drove it into the broken end of the petcock (just enough so it got a bite on the brass) and then vice grips to turn the nail/broken section out. A "old time" hack.

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Re: How to remove a broken petcok in the pan

Post by Ruxstel24 » Sun Jul 28, 2019 4:00 pm

A good quality torx bit socket will work.
Drive a snug fitting one in till it bites.
I have used them to extract broken exhaust manifold bolts in cylinder heads before.

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Re: How to remove a broken petcok in the pan

Post by Rich Eagle » Sun Jul 28, 2019 4:32 pm

I have used the straight easy-out for that. If it doesn't take it out it will ream it down to the threads which can be picked out. Then clean up with a pipe tap. It will most likely come out easily.
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Re: How to remove a broken petcok in the pan

Post by John kuehn » Sun Jul 28, 2019 5:21 pm

In my years in maintenance work I have found the the straight type Eze out usually work better than a spiral type. That twisted off petcock should come out fairly easy by the looks of it.

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Re: How to remove a broken petcok in the pan

Post by Quickm007 » Sun Jul 28, 2019 6:43 pm

I used this with success. Thank you for the insights.
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Re: How to remove a broken petcok in the pan

Post by Mark Gregush » Mon Jul 29, 2019 1:12 am

Hope you didn't bugger up the thread. That hole in 1/8 NPT (pipe not stright)
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Re: How to remove a broken petcok in the pan

Post by Quickm007 » Wed Aug 07, 2019 1:59 pm

No, I made it slowly and correctly! Thanks for asking.
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Re: How to remove a broken petcok in the pan

Post by Scott_Conger » Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:06 pm

ehhhhh....3/8-24 is NOT a 1/8-27 pipe tap

you no longer have a tapered hole and if the drain is a tight fit it is only because it is now cross-threaded.

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