Washing machine pipes

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Old 02-01-19, 11:26 AM
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Washing machine pipes

I moved into a brand new house and I want to install my washing machine. It looks as though they painted over the caps on the hot and cold pipes. I can't seem to get these caps to unscrew. Is there anyway to loosen these caps off to get them off.
 
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Old 02-01-19, 02:03 PM
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Use a pair of pliers on caps. They may be tighter than your hands can turn.
 
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Old 02-01-19, 03:20 PM
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One vote here for what pugsi says.
 
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Old 02-01-19, 03:41 PM
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Do you mean caps on the valves. If no valve just pipe metal or plastic pipe.
 
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Old 02-01-19, 03:55 PM
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#1, Channel locks will work far better the piliers.
#2, Judging from what I've dealt with in the past, if there's caps, it's because the valves where leaking so this may become a bigger job..
 
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Yes I tried all those methods. I bought some pipe lubricant but that didn't help at all
 
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What are the pipes made of? Copper, plastic, pex?
 
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