I posted a thread earlier asking if anyone had removed inserts. I have since removed my inserts. I did it without removing pipe. I used a small grinding stone on drill and ground off the burr on the weld. You need to drill a 6mm hole to free the weld which is stainless steel and very hard to drill. I drilled a 2mm hole and then went one mm up till got to a 6mm hole. I don't have any special tools so was the only way I could do it. I then used the back off a shifting spanner and pushed it deep into the insert and moved from side to side to free the insert and it came out easy no hammering. Sounds nice and deep not too loud. Inserts can easily be replaced with capped screw and nut.
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