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.
Gas line fittings are a reverse thread.
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?
normal bolts: righty-tighty, lefty-loosey.
left-handed fittings: the other way.
sig: if this is a new economy, how come they still want my old-fashioned money?
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The reason I'm getting confused is that I watched this video:
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.
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?This message has been edited. Last edited by: Frodo,
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