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Bleeder valve stuck crushed-what should I do
Hi-i am starting a new thread. I have one older bleeder valve I was trying to replace. I have use vice grips and even a 2-foot pipe wrench and nothing will budge it. The valve had now been crushed and I don't know what to do.
I changed a couple others no sweat, they were old. This one was newer and it looks like it is fully cranked down. It seems to still be holding pressure, when I turn the screw I hear the hiss and I can then close it.
- The system is empty- the hiss is from water falling out.
- I was working on a bigger project on another thread-this was the last step-was helped by this board-hoping for a little more.
- This is a hot water circulation system (no steam)
I am considering:
- just crushing the thing and trying harder to turn it out
- Maybe a blow torch?
- Maybe drill out the middle and use needle nose to pull out the reaming metal-trying to preserve the threads?
- Just leave it-this irks me to do this
- What else???
Would appreciate advice-I search and could not find much.