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Old 12-17-2012, 02:22 PM
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Originally Posted by dutch1 View Post
Well, to be honest, you don't have many options since the portion of the elbow inside the tank does not have a hex on it.

I don't recall what the fitting is made of but the first option to try is to support the length of the elbow with a channel lock and try to turn the nut.

Another option would be to use an "easy out" on an extension-- insert it in the outlet on the inside of the tank, then attempt to wrench the nut off.

In a similar situation, I've use a center punch with a hammer to give the corner of the hex a sharp rap--"sometimes" breaking the nut loose.

Worse case scenario, you damage it--replace it.
Hey just saw your response after posting above. I thought about if I could get something to fit snuggly into the hole of the piece inside the tank that it would stop the piece from turning. I just didn't know what though. Im not familiar with an "easy out."

Also, considering that all I am need to do this for it to insert the little filter screen, you think I should just say screw it and go without it?
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