Phil Gardener wrote:Sounds like that might be enough room to turn the connecting nut one flat at a time. Plumbers have all sorts of interesting tools to get to nuts in difficult places. Check the geometry carefully to confirm the direction to turn to loosen, and remember to turn off the gas supply first (sometimes I get into trouble with the simplest things . . . . :) )
However, if there is play in that feed line, I am guessing you might be able to remove the anchor screws (for example, there is one angled-in holding the frame of the heater to the underlayment just under that brass connector) and slide the unit out a few inches to get better access. You will have to get those out anyway to remove the heater so no lost effort.
Jen Fan wrote:I've been wrenching on these connections like mad and can't get them to budge. Trying to think of things that are safe to use that might help crack the threads on these couplers... Any ideas?
Jen Fan wrote:
James: Yes, skinny nut in front, thicker nut in back. They're pretty big too, 1"+. I will try focusing on the fat one.
Though, the fact that it sometimes lights and stays lit for under 60 seconds tells me that's probably not the culprit.