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How to remove a broken petcok in the pan

Posted: Sun Jul 28, 2019 2:48 pm
by Quickm007
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

Posted: Sun Jul 28, 2019 2:51 pm
by Tmodelt
I would try an "easy out" of the correct size.

Re: How to remove a broken petcok in the pan

Posted: Sun Jul 28, 2019 2:53 pm
by DanTreace
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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.

Re: How to remove a broken petcok in the pan

Posted: Sun Jul 28, 2019 3:20 pm
by Steve Jelf
There are two types of Easy-outs, spiral and straight. For a small brass item like that I'd use a straight one.

Re: How to remove a broken petcok in the pan

Posted: Sun Jul 28, 2019 3:51 pm
by Howard Tomlinson
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.

Re: How to remove a broken petcok in the pan

Posted: Sun Jul 28, 2019 4:00 pm
by Ruxstel24
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.

Re: How to remove a broken petcok in the pan

Posted: Sun Jul 28, 2019 4:32 pm
by Rich Eagle
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.
Rich

Re: How to remove a broken petcok in the pan

Posted: Sun Jul 28, 2019 5:21 pm
by John kuehn
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.

Re: How to remove a broken petcok in the pan

Posted: Sun Jul 28, 2019 6:43 pm
by Quickm007
I used this with success. Thank you for the insights.
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Re: How to remove a broken petcok in the pan

Posted: Mon Jul 29, 2019 1:12 am
by Mark Gregush
Hope you didn't bugger up the thread. That hole in 1/8 NPT (pipe not stright)

Re: How to remove a broken petcok in the pan

Posted: Wed Aug 07, 2019 1:59 pm
by Quickm007
No, I made it slowly and correctly! Thanks for asking.

Re: How to remove a broken petcok in the pan

Posted: Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:06 pm
by Scott_Conger
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.

plan to use sealant