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Re: Need help getting propane fitting off

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Originally Posted by Jiminri View Post
I'm trying to get a screwed-on connector off an old propane appliance and I cannot get the connector to budge. It was a connector for the propane line and some type of pipe sealant (looks tan or brown) was used on the threads. What is typically used as a sealant for propane pipe joints? It the answer just more muscle?
Ensure that you are turning in the correct direction. On some old gas appliances, for whatever reason the connection tightened by turning connector counter clock-wise rather than clock-wise. If I recall correctly, that was a connector wherein the gas line threaded into the appliance receptacle rather than over it.

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