I have several roarer burners with broken off nipples, or with stripped threads. This documents my attempt to repair without cutting off the tubes. I have already documented how to make oversize nipples at the bottom of this post here, so this technique can be used whether re-threading with a homemade oversize tap and nipple, or removing a broken piece, and using a replacement regular nipple. Rethreading First, turn a thread into an old 5mm drill bit shank (0.5mm pitch) to make the oversize tap and cut off a 2cm piece and cut flats to fit the nipple removal tool. Then, using an old/broken 4.5mm drill bit, cut about 2cm off the fluted end and sharpen one end to 130 degrees, and file flats in the other end to fit a nipple removal tool. Cut the remains of the stripped thread out with the drill bit, and then re-cut a new thread with the oversize tap. You then need to make and fit oversize jets as detailed in the link above. Removing broken nipple thread This is the same technique, but with a homemade flat screwdriver-type bit to 'bite' into the broken thread. You can use the normal nipple removal tool, but I have had more success using the tool shown, and levering pressure onto the top of the tool from above while turning. In my experience.. a) the drill and rethreading tools work fine, and the removal tool not so good. b) both take a long time to make the bits, and to effect the repair. If you are not confident with brazing and are reluctant to cut off the tubes, this may be your best chance at a repair. However if you are confident you can re-braze the tubes, cut through two of them to remove the bend with the nipple seat. This gives you full access to the nipple hole and is by far the easiest repair, as shown in Part 2.