It's the tool you use to try and remove the radiator spud to replace a steam valve. Then when the little walls shear off you throw the tool across the room, curse the steam gods and get out a sawzall blade. Now you have to make 3-4 cuts in the brass spud and not cut the male threads on the radiator body. Then you use a 1/2 round coping chisel to extract the cut pieces and collapse the nipple....
Then again I may have never seen one of those. Maybe it was just a bad dream!!!!
a wrench used in the old days, to swedge rectangle copper refrigeration pipe. It came very square in the olden days.
I heard it was octagonal, like the old rifle barrels.
You been in the wacky tabackky again?
For once, Once,
I make an attempt to be a little funny, and not long winded, and I get stepped on for it. What the hell?
As far as that spud wrench thing or whatever it is, I am with R12 on that. I think plumbing is a great trade, and I got a good close freind in it, but if I find myself using one of those wrenches, I'll know then and there, it's time for me to relook at my life.
Well now I feel like a dummy. Apparently I am the only heating guy north of the Mason-Dixon line that never seen one of these: spud wrenches-radiator wrenches. This is the male part of the union that connects the radiator valve to the union. I ripped a lot of radiators out and threw them in the dump. Since this was my house I had to replace the valve or the War Department would want me to redo the whole room.
So your Saturday is complete now that you know what this thing is.