STUCK 20 year old Immersion Heater Element in copper cylinde


Postby doughammond » Sun Apr 22, 2007 4:40 pm

Can someone suggest the trick in undoing the old faulty 27" (top fit)element without wrecking the copper cylinder. It is stuck hard tried WD40 and easing fluid.
Help please.
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Postby cueball » Tue Apr 24, 2007 9:26 pm

try shocking the nut by simultaneously hitting it on either side with 2 hammers to break the seal and use a long wrench if poss. instead of a cheap and shorter immersion spanner.
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Postby DONFRAMAC » Wed Apr 25, 2007 2:14 am

I expect the element was sealed in place using something like "Boss-White" jointing paste. It may respond to heat from a gas blow-torch, or just after heating, if the element is cooled more rapidly than the housing.
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