Plumbing Fitting Question
My six year old water heater has a tiny leak. The leak looked like it was coming from the bottom element and it's very rusty around the element. I was able to get the old element off and and new one installed. After cleaning everything off as well as possible I still see a very small trickle of water coming from what I believe is a weld joint, so I'm going to have to replace the unit. A plumber exchanged our last water heater as I was out of town. Previously we had all copper tubing connecting the water heater, but he converted everything to pvc. Can someone tell me if the metal fittings, in the photo below, will turn freely in order to swap out the water heaters or if I will have to cut the pvc and install new fittings?
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