Broken pipe nipple Thread


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Old 04-07-08, 07:34 PM
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Broken pipe nipple Thread

MY Shower Head & Nipple broke away from the Female Elbow ( Inside my wall ). I removed the remants of the Nipple from the Female 1/2 "NPT Elbow Port , however there is still aprrox one whole thread remaining which has proved reistant to remove. Any suggestions on how to remove this thread ? Perhaps if i run a pipe Tap into the threaded hole, it will re-cut the thread and clean it up ?

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Old 04-08-08, 12:28 AM
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Cut it - very gently - with a hacksaw blade, then pry it out with a small screwdriver.
 
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Old 04-08-08, 05:08 PM
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Originally Posted by steve_gro View Post
Cut it - very gently - with a hacksaw blade, then pry it out with a small screwdriver.
Bingo! Or try a small flathead screw driver. Word of caution...dope and tape the new one going in. It might want to try and leak if the threads are boogered.
 
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Old 04-09-08, 10:22 AM
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In the end i re-tapped the hole with a 1/2"-14 NPT pipe tap. This worked perfectly and cleaned out all remnants of the old nipple thread.
While i did this I had someone support the elbow with a pipe wrench to avoid over torquing and bending the supply pipe.
Thanks for your thoughts !
 
 

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