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Re: Need help getting propane fitting off

Originally Posted by Jiminri View Post
Here's a pic of the brass fitting that I'm trying to get off the appliance. It is screwed onto (what appears to be) aluminum or other white metal part of the appliance. You can see the sealant on the threads. Hard to get a purchase on both pieces to exert some force. (Also afraid of breaking off the aluminum part of the appliance.)

That does look like a right hand thread. From the yellow coloring it appears that yellow gas-line tape may have been used on the fitting but it also appears that some kind of putty may also have been applied. Have you tried applying heat to the brass fixture only? It may expand enough to make breaking the bond a bit easier. On a worst case basis, you might use a dremel tool to cut off the threaded end and then score either side of the fitting and then use a frozen nut splitter to crack the fitting which should loosen it enough to remove without goofing up the threads on your appliance.

Good luck!

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