Radiator spud stripped


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Old 10-19-09, 11:51 AM
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Question Radiator spud stripped

I use a radiator spud wrench to take the old spud off a radiator and I stripped the spud. What else can i do to get the off the radiatior? Thanks
 
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Old 10-19-09, 01:35 PM
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Not sure I understand the word "SPUD"
Is it a nipple or a bushing, does it join sections together ?

Cast Iron rad ?
 
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Old 10-19-09, 01:55 PM
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radiator spud stripped

Its a cast iron radiator and the spud is the nipple on the radiator that strews into the valve stem. the nipple is stripped
 
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Old 10-19-09, 03:56 PM
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very carefully take a hacksaw or sawzall and cut the nipple in the radiator in two places about a 1" apart. Take a screw driver and bang out the wedge that you have created and the rest should come out easily. only cut the nipple if you cut into the radiator threads you will be in trouble.
 
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Don't know if this helps, but home depot has a tool in the plumbing section that grabs the inside of the pipe to screw it out. It is sort of like a cam operated wheel with a stub you turn with a wrench, when you twist it the cam grabs from inside giving you leverage to extract the pipe.
 
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Old 10-23-09, 08:41 AM
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are you sure you mean stripped thread?
more likely the nipple is stuck in the radiator,with threads still in the same place they have been for the last 100 years.
if so, are you sure you cannot apply enough torque to the nipple to force it out?

how big( length) a wrench are you using?
 
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Old 10-24-09, 03:03 PM
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I been trying to take this spud out of this cast iron radiator. I so far have chisel the spud towards the radiator itself. this thing is not moving at all. do any one have any idea what else can I do thanks
 
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Old 10-24-09, 04:18 PM
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I think you need to post a picture of what it is that you are trying to get out...

free account / Image hosting, free photo sharing & video sharing at Photobucket / upload there / place link here.

If we can see it maybe we can come up with some ideas.
 
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Old 10-25-09, 06:37 AM
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thanks yazer I got the spud out what you said was right. The only problem is I may have cut the thread in the radiator a little. I'm just going to sweat that area where it leaking at. Thanks
 
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Old 10-25-09, 06:46 AM
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a little extra tape and dope and it should be fine!
 
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Old 10-26-09, 09:53 AM
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you said extra tape and what????
 
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Old 10-26-09, 10:09 AM
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What can I do to stop my cast iron radiator from making noise. Its mostly steam noise? thanks
 
 

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