Unable to get NPT bushing out of petcock valve...

by Steve
(Minnesota)

Peacock valve broke inside 2" NPT bushing. Unable to get NPT bushing out?


Was going to replace peacock valve for an easier access drain valve. Its a 80 gallon Sanborn upright. I tried to remove the bushing so I can tap or buy a new 2" bushing so I can put in new peacock valve.'The NPT 2 " bushing does not budge. Can I use heat? Of course the tank is empty.

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Jun 11, 2018
2" bushing
by: Doug in s.d.ca

Yeah,you can use heat. It's not like it's tempered or anything.

But wouldn't it be easier to just "easy out" the broken petcock shank? Or drill it out and tap to 3/8 or whatever is the next size?

Have fun...

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