Replace Well Pump Rusty Pipe

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Old 03-09-08, 04:20 PM
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Replace Well Pump Rusty Pipe

Hello there! I have a pipe in my well pump that has rusted out near the threading, leaving a hole. The pipe is very rusty, thus it will not unscrew. It is a horizontal piece that connects the in-ground piping to the t-pipe that runs between the well tank and the pump itself.

Any ideas on how to replace the pipe, or should I buck up and call a pro? I put CLR on it to try to break up the rust, but I'm guessing the threading is shot at this point.

Thanks in advance for your help!
 
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Old 03-11-08, 01:03 PM
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Take two large hammers. Use one one as a back up held up against the fitting that the pipe is threaded into. Hit on the other side with the other hammers. Move around the fitting repeating. This will often shake things loose. If the fitting is cast iron take some care.

Also, if you have one, a acetylene torch with a heating tip helps. Heat the end the pipe threads into all around the fitting. Be careful of anything combustible that is close.

If you have time sometimes a penetrating oil will do the trick.

Jim
 
 

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