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TRUCKING Trying To Remove A Garden Hose

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  1. pro1driver

    pro1driver I am LOST

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    ok, i have a non-kink garden hose, got it at Lowes about 2 years ago.

    i take it inside before the winters hit, and back out, in the spring time.

    it says "non-kink", but i can assure you, it kinks...

    ok, i cannot unscrew the hose from the water spigot.

    the spigot is common brass..the garden hose fitting is (i think) aluminum, at least it looks like it is..

    i tried daily spraying some "PB Blaster" into the hose fitting, to let it run down into the threads...

    not working guys......

    i'm thinking that the hose fitting "welded" itself to the spigot..

    i have at the very least 2 choices..

    1) heat up the hose fitting with a propane torch, and risk melting the washer inside the spigot

    2) cut off the hose, and remove the entire spigot and put on a new one, but now i'll need a new water hose, or buy a repair kit..



    what would any of you do, remembering i also have 2-3 other choices..

    1) i am retired and can just leave it alone.

    2) call @Stimpy on over, maybe he can fix it, he's younger than me.

    3) refer to #1
     
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  2. Big Dave

    Big Dave I love Ridge Sox popcorn

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    Try a heat gun or hair dryer before the torch....
    Then call Stimpy.
     
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  3. Stimpy

    Stimpy Wingnut

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    Sounds kinky.....lol
     
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  4. pro1driver

    pro1driver I am LOST

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    i totally forgot the heat gun...got one, used it maybe ONCE and put it away..

    you da man dave......
     
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  5. pro1driver

    pro1driver I am LOST

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    yeah, a royal pain in the ass....washing the car, watering the garden.....and STOP........

    almost reminds me of my prostrate......
     
  6. kboomarang

    kboomarang My allah, between pie and mode AD-FREE USER

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    Righty Tighty..Lefty Loosey, but remember it's the opposite if the hose is attaching coming up from the underside.
     
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  7. pro1driver

    pro1driver I am LOST

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    oh yeah, i know, i have tried both ways to see if it'll break loose..

    no go.....

    that was a standard way of breaking loose rusted bolts/nuts when i wrenched....try to tighten it, then loosen it.
     
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  8. kboomarang

    kboomarang My allah, between pie and mode AD-FREE USER

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    I have also had issues if I use a channel locks when trying to remove them that is caused by squeezing them too tightly and it's like it causes too much friction between the ends.
     
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  9. Stimpy

    Stimpy Wingnut

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    If all else fails.... you better call in the professional's..... a good dose of plumbers crack will fix it.
    [​IMG]
     
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  10. Stimpy

    Stimpy Wingnut

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    Next time.... don't be a he man and wrench it on ...lol

    But maybe some teflon tape will help lubricate it on and off.
     
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  11. BIG R GUY

    BIG R GUY Construction Zone Mirror Expert

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    4) I will have Wong stop over with his -15 channel locks.
     
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  12. pro1driver

    pro1driver I am LOST

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    and believe me, i too have channel lock pliers....

    but when i try to turn the hose fitting, i get movement in the entire water pipe, and i'm afraid it'll snap off...then i'd really be in "cold water"....
     
  13. pro1driver

    pro1driver I am LOST

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    i was thinking, that if i am successful Monday morning, i might put some anti-seize on the spigot end.

    i'd go out and do it now, but i am not up to working out in the hot sun.

    early morning Monday, i can try the heat gun, that i totally forgot that i had...
     
  14. BIG R GUY

    BIG R GUY Construction Zone Mirror Expert

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    Wong’s on his way now in the, 2 men in gold truck.
     
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  15. Stimpy

    Stimpy Wingnut

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    With 15% off your next water bill too.
     
  16. pro1driver

    pro1driver I am LOST

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    my water bill isn't high, it's my sewer bill that can be a killer
     
  17. Stimpy

    Stimpy Wingnut

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    Well quit peeing and a pooping.... go to the next door neighbors house.
     
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  18. 00mustang

    00mustang NO LTL 4 ME CAR HAUL ONLY

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    He's not moving he only needs a hose removed . Oh sory I thought you said 2 men and a truck
     
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  19. Big Dave

    Big Dave I love Ridge Sox popcorn

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    Does Pro live on a Boardwalk??
     
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  20. Big Dave

    Big Dave I love Ridge Sox popcorn

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    Is his hose prostrate like his prostate??
     
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