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  Thermal shock method
  Posted by: mintjulep on Jan-07-13 3:40 PM (EST)

Freeze it real good. Pack the joint in ice for a few hours.

Remove from ice.

Pour boiling water on it.

By freezing for a long time you get everything cold. When you pour boiling water on it the aluminum will expand much faster than the inner plastic connector parts.

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