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Stuck spout #8410
Thu Jun 08 2006 09:16 AM
Thu Jun 08 2006 09:16 AM
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Decatur, IL
thermactor Offline OP
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Hey guys,

I've got a Duraglas bottle with a red painted spout on it. I think it was a gargoyle spout, but it's rusty and crummy. It has an air tube that extends down into the bottom of the bottle.

Anyway, I can't get this spout off... I tried soaking it in PB Blaster overnight, and it still won't budge. I was thinking about heating it with a torch...

Has anyone had the same experience?

Thanks,
Wes

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Re: Stuck spout #8411
Thu Jun 08 2006 09:59 AM
Thu Jun 08 2006 09:59 AM
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Hi Wes- try running hot water on spout at threads- should soften up whatever is holding it- thanks don

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Re: Stuck spout #8412
Thu Jun 08 2006 03:54 PM
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Santa Paula, Calif
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Murtic acid [pool supply] will eat the rusty metal off without hurting the glass. Neutralize the acid with BAKING SODA & water, then wash with soapy water.
db

Re: Stuck spout #8413
Fri Jun 09 2006 04:06 PM
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Thanks for the advice on the spout, guys.

Turns out heat was the answer... I tried soaking in PB Blaster for 3 days, to no avail. I tried hot water, too.

I finally broke out the propane torch, and heated evenly around the lid threads. I could hear the metal creaking and popping, so I knew it was both expanding and moving. I was careful not to heat the glass much. I then used a rag to unscrew the lid - it came off pretty readily.

Thanks again guys - luckily I didn't have to break out the acid - that was my next recourse

Wes


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