The Planted Tank Forum banner
1 - 20 of 38 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
442 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I am having major trouble taking off a cga 180 nipple off my regulator. Can wd40 be used? If not any ideas what I can do..I tried everything, it's all kinds of banged up now but wont budge.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,154 Posts
just use a pipe wrench. I use a crescent wrench for cga inlets that have hexes and pipe wrenches for the rest. Have the pipe wrench bite on the nipple as close to the regulator as possible.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
13,184 Posts
It's like this but no flat part.
Grind 2 parallel flat spots on the round part (I assume you dont want it).. Put a "good" vice grips on it Or grind it to a wrench size.. Heat w/ blow dryer (I think there "may" be some loctite on it).. Heat will soften it a bit.. or not....... the heat that is.........
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,261 Posts
Agree with the grinder post. Bench grinder and an adjustable wrench have gotten many an old fitting off for me. No marks on the regs from it either...though I can't say the same for the old fittings. ;)
 
1 - 20 of 38 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top