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My lp gas pool heater has in line valve that is stuck in off position is this a safety feature ive tried pushing pulling ect im somewhat mechnicly inclined but know nothing about gas ,pool he

My on/off gas line vavle is stuck in off position can not turn it back to on for pool heater lp gas

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Get a can of penetrating oil and spray the valve, pipe all around, everything. Let it set awhile and do it again. Use a big pipe wrench, with a pipe on the end of the handle if you need it to give you the leverage and it will definitely open.

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