Help-Can't remove washer hose from tap


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Old 08-02-11, 07:56 PM
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Unhappy Help-Can't remove washer hose from tap

Just bought a new washing machine and tried to remove the hoses. The 1st one came off very easily but I can't seem to get the 2nd one off. I cut the hose to get the machine out but I need to remove this piece so I can hook up the new machine. Home depot said I should use WD40. I questioned it but that's what they said. Is there something better I should be using? I've tried using a pipe wrench, a reqular wrench, pliers. Not sure what I should be using.
If this fails I thought I would cut the pipe and add all of the necessary pieces.

Please help.

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Old 08-02-11, 09:42 PM
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Hi,

Well I probably would not waste my time and just cut the valve off and install a new one.

If not use a 10" pipe wrench. Pipe wrenches grab differently then plyers. Also hold back the valve with a wrench also. You probably need to open the jaws and fit it over the valve handle to hold back, if you know what I mean.

Also if that still fails, which it does sometimes, is to cut a small shallow cut it the part that threads on. What your trying to do is split it so it will turn or make two cuts and break it away from the threads.

But all that work when you could just hack it off and replace it.

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Old 08-02-11, 09:47 PM
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Try the pipe wrench (or large Channellock pliers) on the lower knurled portion of the hose nut. Squeezing that upper knurl is also deforming the brass shell onto the faucet.
 
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Old 08-02-11, 09:53 PM
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Thanks lawrosa. What would I use to make the small cut. A hack saw?
 
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Old 08-02-11, 10:17 PM
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I use a tiny tim. I been using them 30 yrs. Every plumber I know has one in thier tool box.



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Old 08-02-11, 10:26 PM
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And I'd say Dremel with a heavy duty carbide disc.

 
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Old 08-02-11, 10:44 PM
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I would try PB Blaster before going radical. WD40 is not the right product for freeing frozen connections.
 
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Old 08-02-11, 10:55 PM
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I told the guy at Home Depot that WD40 is not the right product. What is PB Blaster. I've seen this on this forum before and was looking for it. We might not have that brand name in Canada. Any idea what a Canadian equivalent would be?
 
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Old 08-03-11, 04:07 AM
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Forget the big orange and go to a Canadian Tire. They sell PB Blaster. I would have also been tempted to apply a little heat to the hose fitting to see if that would expand it enough to break loose.
 
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Old 08-03-11, 04:47 AM
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I agree with the others. PB blaster (available at big orange) comes in several flavors. You will want the penetrating flavor. WD40 is a water displacement product and has little penetrating properties like what you need. Heat may help, but not a lot. If, after a few applications and twists with either a pipe wrench or pliers, you aren't successful, then heat and twist.
 
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I suggested the other box store that I know does carry PB Blaster because I don't think that HD sells that product in their Canadian stores, hence why spider asked for other similar Canadian product names. For whatever reason HD Canada doesn't carry all the same selection that we see in the U.S.
 
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Old 08-03-11, 11:20 AM
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Thanks everyone. I'm off to Canadian Tire and if they don't have PB Blaster I`m going to cut the sucker off.

Thanks again,.
 
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Old 08-03-11, 05:45 PM
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Roger that Equinox, I didn't realize HD in Canada didn't carry such stuff. Thanks.
 
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Old 08-03-11, 08:17 PM
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Chandler, I worked for home Depot and can tell you there are tens of thousands of SKUs that they have in their national stock that a particular store does not carry. Worse it is not easy to even get an item that you know is available. The ordering software automatically rejects any SKU that has not been previously ordered.

Oh there is a way. A manager can submit a form and then wait for head office approval. That is seldom done though in my limited experience.
 

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Old 08-03-11, 09:26 PM
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Yeah, I still have the old Pro Book on my computer from years ago. SKUs still good, prices, of course are not, but it helps to do estimates at 10 pm, fax it to the Pro Desk and have it back shortly after the opening crew checks in.
 
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When I lived in Michigan I did a reno on some property I had across the border and often ended up bringing specific material I wanted to use and couldn't find up there easily. I once brought up an entire truck load of a certain trim casing and baseboard for example that simply was not available in HD or any of the other box stores up there but was off the shelf in Michigan. In my opinion we have the best choice of products available anywhere in the world.
 
 

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