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  1. #14
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    Spud wrench...or for those times when the ex-lax or enema won't work...this baby'll clean the ole pipes...

  2. #15
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    did someone mention "nipples".I always enjoy a assortment box of nipples.Can you get my nipps out.

  3. #16
    Because it's a "tool" ... I want one. Because it's old ... I would use the excuse that it is a collectable item.

    But because it's used for "plumbing" ... I would hope I would never have to use one.



  4. #17
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    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!!!!
    R2B4BTU

  5. #18
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    Originally posted by Dowadudda
    It is sir,

    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?

  6. #19
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    Originally posted by condenseddave
    Originally posted by Dowadudda
    It is sir,

    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.

  7. #20
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    Otto, you're right, it was a bad dream. Brass is easy to get out.Rusted steel is the nightmare.My old boss called it a cape chisel.I now have 2 of them.
    I love my job, but paydays Thursday

  8. #21
    I have one of em too, finding it is another story.
    Hey cockroach, don't bug me!

    www.AskTheDiceman.com

    www.TheColdConspiracy.com

    www.Pennwood-HVAC.Com

    Bring Em Home....

  9. #22
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    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.

  10. #23
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    Talking

    it makes a good doorstop too!
    R2B4BTU

  11. #24
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    If it makes you feel any better my guess was a swedge tool
    You picked a fine time to leave me loose wheel...

    http://rapalaguy.spaces.live.com/

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