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post #16 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-22-2012, 01:12 AM
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post #17 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-22-2012, 01:32 AM
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I have removed it multiply times. Once the tubing with pipes are out the tank, use a hairdryer on the tubing where it connects. This will soften the tubing for removal.
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When i push up i wiggle the tubing a little from side to side. If it breaks the seal at one point, the rest is that much easier. When pushing up, grab the tubing at least 6 inches away from the glass. This will allow the tubing to flex, and expand outward which is what ur trying to get it to do anyways
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post #19 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-26-2012, 01:49 AM Thread Starter
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Thank you all for your help. Simply pushing up to break the seal did not help given that the tubing is at least 1-2 inches in. I made it work by using a combination of hair dryer and hot water but I did not only pushed up in the direction of the pipe, but also tried to 'peel' the tubing from the top (see picture) using my nails a bit to get a grip. Once the seal was broken off by letting air in from that direction, the tubing slipped out by pulling hard away from the pipe. It was tough but I hope it gets easier going forward.
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