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removing tubes

johnbailiss

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Posted: Mon 27th Jan 2014, 7:16pm
removing tubes

Best way to remove 17, 1" copper tubes from steel boiler please?
Been in there for 65 years but boiler only used for 3 years 1949/1952
 

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Xz

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Posted: Mon 27th Jan 2014, 9:59pm

I can think of two methods, one is to ream out the ends of the tubes 'til they collapse, or if there is room to get in with a punch, and there is enough tube to get at, collapse it from one side into the centre.
 
 
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