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Stingers or not...?

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Stingers or not...?

Postby Geo3rge » Thu Nov 03, 2016 4:51 pm

A pipe acquaintance here in the U.K. has spoken of his irritation at trying to clean in and around a metal stinger. It is stuck fast and he has not yet been successful in removing it for fear of damaging the pipe.
Any thoughts on these stingers and advice on these stubborn ones' removal? I can then pass it on to him.
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Re: Stingers or not...?

Postby SidStavros » Fri Nov 04, 2016 10:30 am

The stinger has been stuck inside the tenon or inside the shank?
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Re: Stingers or not...?

Postby Geo3rge » Mon Nov 07, 2016 10:14 am

Tenon, Sid. It's possible that it is simply stuck with all the goo and tar down the years.
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Re: Stingers or not...?

Postby SidStavros » Tue Nov 08, 2016 9:50 am

A Heat-Gun will solve the problem, some times around the tenon but not too close, wrap the stinger with a cloth or kitchen-paper and you can pull it out gently with a pliers.
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Re: Stingers or not...?

Postby Geo3rge » Wed Nov 09, 2016 10:00 am

Excellent advice, Sid. I will forward this to the person concerned.
Many thanks for your help.
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Re: Stingers or not...?

Postby SidStavros » Wed Nov 09, 2016 9:49 pm

I will be happy if the problem solved, always available for you my dear friend Steve. ;)
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