Cannot remove this duravent cleanout plug

shanep00 Posted By shanep00, Dec 6, 2018 at 9:33 AM

  1. shanep00

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    The house I bought this past summer has a winslow ps40 pellet stove which has been running great. I would like to remove the cleanout Tee but having difficulty. I can turn it clock wise about an inch or so but can't get any other movement. I assume I should be pulling it strait down after turning it. It is a 12-15 year old dura-vent tee. Any thoughts on how to remove this particular clean out? I have only used gloves so far as I didn't want to damage with any tool (yet). I saw a video on how to remove the plug but it looked like a slightly different model from Simplson. 20181205_191858.jpg ? 20181115_105952.jpg
     
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    You are correct. 1/4 turn, then pull straight down,
    but you may not have enough room for total disengagement.
     
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    I would rearrange those pipes to have the clean out on the outside of your home!
    That will be a nasty mess if all that black soot drops inside!

    Bill
     
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    I've had mine stuck pretty good before. If you don't have a large channellock, then maybe a jar opener or an oil filter wrench to get a better grip on it to turn it and wiggle it down. After you get it out, I'd put some high temp silicone grease on it so it comes out easily next time.
     
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    There is not much outside. It goes up the wall of the basement with one 90deg bend and strait out the side of the house. I suppose I can just use the leaf blower method I have been seeing but I figured I might be able to vaccum a lot of the crap from that cleanout as well.
     
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    Leaf blower ;) Just make sure you leave the stove door open :)
     
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    I use a rubber strap wrench from Harbor Freight, but gonna make a mess there. Is that something I see used as a wedge to tighten it up?

    But you said you turned it. 15 years, may be a ring of corrosion, I did have to cut one side of and old connection to pull apart.
     
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