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    Confused What became of the "GENUINE" 1/4 x 3/8 Refrigeration flare nut Wrench

    There used to be a genuine 1/4 x 3/8 flare nut wrench which grabbed flare nuts precisely and it was sold by United Refrigeration and Johnstone Supply it disappeared off the face of the earth. If memory serves me the 1/4 flare nut is 5/8 wide and 3/8 flare nut is 13/16 inch wide does anyone no what became of this tool ?? Someone stole mine and a replacement is no where to be found. It was great for grabbing a flare nut in really tight locations.

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    1/4 flare = 3/4 wrench . 3/8 flare = 7/8 wrench they were full size flare nuts , some nuts now are smaller to save material I suppose .

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    Refrigeration flare nut width has'nt changed, I believe the wrench may have been mfg. by Duro, it grabbed a flare nut precisely, the flare nut wrenches in tool catologs are for brake line fittings completely different tool. I have googled this tool it's as if the tool never existed.

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    are you speaking of tubing wrenches?
    remember, with electronics; when its brown,its cooking and when its black, its done!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by uncle buck View Post
    I have googled this tool it's as if the tool never existed.
    http://alloy-artifacts.org/duro-indestro-p5.html

    Refrigeration tools are near the bottom. eBay is likely your friend.
    Experience - knowing when to get the hell out of the way and plug your ears. "Don't be a sissy. Turn it on!"

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    Jtrammel - "I’m going to sell hvac systems derp derp derp"
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    Cheapies can be had in metric and US at harbor freight.

    I still own my set of Imperials from 40 years ago.....

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