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Thread: Packing Nut

  1. #1
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    Packing Nut

    Anyone know of a tool to tighten or loosen the packing nut on a copeland semihermetic service valves?

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    Adjustable wrench or Pliers Wrench by knipex http://www.amazon.com/Knipex-8603250.../dp/B000X4OG94

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    I don't know of any special wrench!

    I've always used an adjustable wrench. If you use pliers your going to mess up the griping surface of the nut.

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    special wrench

    I third the adjustable wrench....fits perfect.

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    I think Belzer and Refco make a set of valve sockets, not sure exactly what sockets and valves the cover though.

    Mostly i use a 6" or 8" adjustable spanner.

    My Dad had a set of Britool ones in the 70's, wish i'd kept them as they don't make them any more since Stanley bought them out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jackintheboxtec View Post
    I don't know of any special wrench!

    I've always used an adjustable wrench. If you use pliers your going to mess up the griping surface of the nut.
    Not if your using Knipex Pliers Wrench.. It has smooth jaws.

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    Most of the time there isnt room to get an adjustable wrench on it or have room to turn it. A socket would be easier to use.

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    Wish people used the proper wrench. Problem is the hack that was there first either didn't loosen before turning the stem and the packing is shot or they used a set of dawgs and destroyed the nut.

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