Preventing collapses

Problem: Corroded piping often collapses when removed with a wrench. Can this problem be prevented? Solution: Insert a rod with a diameter just slightly less than the pipe. Weakened piping will not break when removed.
By Staff September 1, 1998

Problem: Corroded piping often collapses when removed with a wrench. Can this problem be prevented?

Solution: Insert a rod with a diameter just slightly less than the pipe. Weakened piping will not break when removed.

Contributor: David Fulford, Lead Mechanic, Noramco of Delaware, Wilmington, DE; 302-888-4407

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