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Replacing deck fill port - that thing is really on there
I have a deck fill port that I can't open. In fact, I tried using a ladder whil on the hard, using an extension tube over the "key" for more torque. And the very helpful pump-out guy in Martha's Vinyard tried his best and managed to get the *other* stuck port open, but couldn't get this one open either. (He did this on his own, without my asking. That's how they are on MVI.)
Is there a secret way to get that thing open? (I already tried PB Blaster, no luck.)
Barring that, it's really on there. I'm guessing they used 4200 or maybe 5200. Has anyone replaced on of these? I'm thinking about drilling through the top cap and then using a sawzall to gut outward toward the cap's threads, getting close to the threads and then using a chisel to get the pieces out. (The hose to the water tank is already detached on the underside, so nothing would get into the water tank.) Maybe I can salvage the fitting that way and just replace the cap itself.
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