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How to remove broken off hot water tank drain nipple

Drain nipple broke off

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You can purchase an ease out tool from Home Depot or Lowe's, It fits inside the broken pipe and when you rotate it counter clockwise it tightens inside the pipe and removes the nipple. (Be sure to check the inside pipe diameter first)

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