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Old 05-21-2011, 09:31 AM   #11
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I use the correct size socket and an extension and seem to have no problem. I like your idea FPM and will give that a try the next time.
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Old 09-26-2012, 09:32 PM   #12
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HELP!!!!!

Any ideas how to get a sheared off plug out?
I just bought a new to me 2007 Jayco Eagle 299RLS and took the nylon plug out to just check and rinse the hot water tank, when I put it back in it was leaking so I went to tighten it and the **** thing sheared off and I have no idea how to get the part that is still threaded in out. Any ideas?
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Old 09-26-2012, 09:39 PM   #13
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Just thinking, but how about taking some kind of screwdriver type end and heating it up really hot....jam it into the plug where it melts into it and then turn away....
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Definately worth a try!
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Old 09-27-2012, 03:16 AM   #15
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Just thinking, but how about taking some kind of screwdriver type end and heating it up really hot....jam it into the plug where it melts into it and then turn away....
if that won't work how about a dremal and grind out the plug, not removing threads in w/h. then when thin enough pull out what is left with either needle nose pliers or pointed awl. or automotive ez-out. just a thought
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Old 09-27-2012, 04:23 AM   #16
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[QUOTE=The "inside" of the nylon plug is recessed to trap sediment, so removing the plug once in awhile is recommended to clean it or replace it.

Bob[/QUOTE]

Methinks the hollowed out nylon plug is to save on plastic...it's a cut-throat industry where contracts are won or lost over tenths of a cent per piece price differences.
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if that won't work how about a dremal and grind out the plug, not removing threads in w/h. then when thin enough pull out what is left with either needle nose pliers or pointed awl. or automotive ez-out. just a thought
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I have had several do that. I drilled the nylon plug taking care not to damage the metal threads. I took a round file and removed as much of the plug material, then pried it up with a knife until I could grab it with a long nose pier. Give it a twist and it will roll out on the pliers.

Make sure you flush the tank thoroughly before replacing the plug.

I one blow out on a cold night a few years ago. That was a experience.
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Just waiting for day light and I'll give these all a try, I think they will work!
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Old 09-27-2012, 07:53 AM   #20
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I would use an ez out, just drill a hole in the centre of the plug and then use the ez out in a corner clockwise rotation to remove the plug. I use it for removing broken studs. An EZ out is like a drill bit but it is tapered with a reverse thread designed to be inserted in the pilot hole. It will grab the material and spin it out like you we're removing a stud...That tool is not expensive an will save you a lot of grief.
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