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Remove a stuck insert from a drywell

Tech Notes

          

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Title: Remove a stuck insert from a drywell

Created: 13 Apr 2012

Last Revised: 13 Apr 2012

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Applies To: All drywells with removable inserts

 

Problem Description: The removable insert is stuck in the well of the drywell

 

Resolution/Work Around:  Using the insert removal tongs in the insert, use a ¾ inch metal rod or a spare ¾ inch insert and tap on the upper part of the tongs to jar the insert loose.  Also, using a pair of needle nose pliers will help the tongs not to come loose.

  

The insert could be lubricated with either WD-40 or ethanol. If WD-40 is used, after the insert is removed, clean the well and insert thoroughly and heat up to max temperature in very well ventilated area.

 

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Other Information: A piece of fine sandpaper (400 grit or above) may be used to remove any oxidation or scratches from both the well and insert. A scotch brite pad may also be used.

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