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The water heater adapter broke off when trying to remove. Any special tricks for getting the rest of this piece out? The hole is treaded for 1/2" and i am trying to avoid cracking the intake, but i also do not want to have to remove the intake..

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At my shop we have seen this happen often. We take a hacksaw that extends the blade a couple inches out from it.
Carefully saw two opposite sides of the broken piece to the point of where the threads just begin to surface. Don't go too far! Then take a firm pick and gently pry out the two pieces.
We then go to our local plumbing store and get a threaded nipple and clamp a new heater hose to it.
Apply some teflon tape to the nipple

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