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X-pando used on pipe 10 years ago...

aircooled81
aircooled81 Member Posts: 197
Anyone have any experience breaking loose pipe 6" to 1/4" that x-pando was used to seal the threads.. No teflon.
I'm not a fan of it, as it does very well at sealing pipemjoints, but I find the nipple will colapse before the joint breaks loose.
You think torching it might break it up, or is something like aerokroil needed? Btw, dont use aero kroil then torch without wiping the aero kroil up first, lol

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  • hvacfreak2
    hvacfreak2 Member Posts: 500
    The instructions on the can say to use a hammer on the joint before attempting to turn the pipe. That stuff is hard but somewhat brittle.
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  • 4Johnpipe
    4Johnpipe Member Posts: 479
    Hammer and try to tighten it a smudge...then it should back off with effort.
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