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My kids tied the dog to my Sears Air Compressor--he tipped it over and broke off the nipple inside the tank. A screw extractor with liquid wrench and a 2500 degree torch will not remove the nipple! Any thoughts would be appreciated.

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U have torch if brass nipple braze a piece of pipe or bolt if u can fit one into middle of nipple and use either breaker bar or wrench for leverage if nipple other than brass tack weld into nipple

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