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        I'm having trouble removing the bolt that holds the burner tube gas pipe in place on my A.O. Smith water heater. I can't seem to get it to loosen at all. Does this bolt loosen by turning to my left? Or should it be the other way around? It's a bit confusing since the bolt and pipe are facing downward.
         
        Posts: 41 | Registered: Aug 31, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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        Gas line fittings are a reverse thread.


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        Posts: 10289 | Location: Knoxville, Tennessee | Registered: Sep 27, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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        So, if I'm sitting in front of the valve unit where the burner tube goes in to the bottom, do I turn the wrench to my left or right?
         
        Posts: 41 | Registered: Aug 31, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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        normal bolts: righty-tighty, lefty-loosey.

        left-handed fittings: the other way.


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        Posts: 5710 | Location: North Burbs, MN | Registered: Mar 14, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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        Posts: 3843 | Location: I live in southern mississippi | Registered: Jun 01, 2008Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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        The reason I'm getting confused is that I watched this video:
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uly51j6oT9s
        At about the 1:43 mark in the video, he loosens it in the direction I was trying to turn it. I could not get it to move and did not want to force it excessively.
         
        Posts: 41 | Registered: Aug 31, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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        faceing the heater...with your right hand..
        place the wrench on the nut. pull sharply the wrench twards you. 3/4 open end it may give you a little resistance.



        did you get it?

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