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Jul 04, 2013, 04:35 PM
rmila75
bolt on water heater burner
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.
Jul 04, 2013, 04:43 PM
Jaybee
Gas line fittings are a reverse thread.


Jaybee
Jul 04, 2013, 05:17 PM
rmila75
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?
Jul 04, 2013, 05:55 PM
swschrad
normal bolts: righty-tighty, lefty-loosey.

left-handed fittings: the other way.


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Jul 04, 2013, 07:06 PM
Frodo
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Jul 04, 2013, 07:19 PM
rmila75
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.
Jul 04, 2013, 07:31 PM
Frodo
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.



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