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Wednesday, August 8th 2018, 8:46pm

Removeing Buckner Brass pop-up body

I've got an old Buckner brass pop-up that is broken and I want to replace with a new plastic pop-up. Problem is I can't seem to get the brass body unthreaded. The internals of the pop-up are gone and this thing has been in the ground since 1966 when the house was built.

I've tried channel locks, vice grips, pipe wrench, PB blaster. The body has a single slot/keyway down the inside diameter.
Any tips or ideas?
Thanks for the help!



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Wednesday, August 8th 2018, 10:58pm

I'd put a pipe wrench at the bottom of that sprinkler then I put a galvanized pipe over the pipe wrench for leverage. I have a couple of 2 1/2 footers for that purpose. I also have a 6 footer for breaking stuff. Like my pipe wrench. lol
I believe 2 of the pipes are pieces of old fence posts. One's threaded. They're just things I've found on job sites.


Sunday, August 12th 2018, 10:08pm

I dug a bigger hole to get more of the pipe wrench on the sprinkler body and used some extra elbow grease - and it came off without a problem. I guess I needed to not be so lazy...

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