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Broken fitting pumpout fitting on holding tank broken need new one

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  • Ron Krysiewski May 11, 2010

    I believe he is talking about a hot water heater. The drain valve it's not hard to break, especially if it's plastic. The tapping is 3/4" IPS you may have a hard time removing the old one. It is hard to understand your problem without seeing the problem. It would be nice to take a snapshot, and posting it. Always be careful of what you do! If all else fails Do Call A Plumber!

  • ideasnow May 11, 2010

    Please provide some more details. Would like to know more about the tank. The size of it, ease of access, etc.

  • Chris Ballard
    Chris Ballard May 11, 2010

    need some more information. What is the holding tank for (hot water?) What kind of fitting is it, what size and what material is it made of?

    Not familiar with industry standards in AUS but I can try.


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It is difficult but not impossible to remove the broken part with a lot of WD-40 and a good big pipe wrench. Then take the broken fitting to the hardware store and get one like it. Also purchase a tube of pipe dope and reassemble.

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