Will a Gearwrench 1-1/2" 6pt. Socket remove a water heater element?

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    rockriver

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    Will the Gearwrench 1/2" Drive 1-1/2" 6pt. Socket 80679 work to remove an electric water heater element?

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    Has any one used a 1-1/2" 6pt. shallow socket to remove a water heater element? Water heater elements are only on electric water heaters, not on gas water heaters.

    Can I use a shallow socket or do I need a deep socket?
     
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    That should work I believe.
     
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    I've only used deep socket and that works the best. And if recommend a powered impact or something of the sort, it can be insanely hard to remove by hand in my experience, in some cases at least.
     
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