Dura Vent T adapter Cleaning

kenstogie Posted By kenstogie, Nov 29, 2012 at 2:46 PM

  1. kenstogie

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    I have a OAK of the below variety and would like to clean my exhaust venting


    Isn't there a way to open up that bottom of that T connector for cleaning??

    I pulled off the aluminum vent tape and cant really see how to take it apart??

    If there isn't why the he!! not??

    Oh and many thanks to those that have chimed in with my past questions and helped me with there knowledge, :)
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    its that easy?? what sections separate??
     
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    The bottom end of that tee is actually a cap that you "twist and pull" off.
     
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    thanks, i tried that but it seems stuck.
     
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    I use an oil filter wrench.
     
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    good idea especially since i have one.
     
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    Elbow grease
     
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    All of the above. Use 2 filter wrenches if you have em. Unless you have gorilla hands, it's hard to get a good grip on the pipe as you turn the cap. Might come right off, prob be a bit of a pain though.
     
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    or cleaning brush and leaf blower?
     
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    Yeeessssss! :) Much more fun
     
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    its the very bottom portion that protudes out about an inch or thereabouts, correct?
     
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    yes. righty tighty... lefty loosy. I say this from experiences of my own.
     
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    Yes and it will turn less than a quarter turn counterclockwise looking up from the floor.
     
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    thats what i thought but doesnt budge but i will try my binford oil filter wrench ;)
     
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    If yer using a Binford, make sure you don't crush the pipe ;)

    Try using a little PB Blaster or something. Might help. Make sure you wipe it off before reassembling.
     
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    Roger P38x2. Will do. I have that stuff, I heard it's great but better if you let it soak a bit.
     
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    If all else fails there is always the replace the tee method >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> bear running for the woods >>>>>>>>>>>>>>
     
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    i did finally get it, it didnt come apart in the spott i thought. i ended up using a "strap wrench" which is basically a nylon reinforced belt wedged in a handle.
     

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