- Jan 16, 2010
- Reaction score
- Twp. of Washington, New Jerky
I have an AO Smith nat gas 40 gal WH that is exhibiting the classic symptoms of a failed dip tube. The problem is that the top of the 3/4" nipple sits too low to get a good grip on it with a wrench. The nipple appears to have a bit of corrosion and might be difficult to remove without a good grip. Is there any problem with removing the top cover on the tank to expose more of it?