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    CONDENSER MOTOR BRACKET SPREADER

    Makes spreading brackets for removing and installing condenser fan motors much easier. For vertical or horizontal.
    5/16" bolt, square nut and acorn nut; all stainless steel purchased at Lowes. Only a couple of dollars makes several.
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    JUST A LITTLE CLOSER AND THE LITTER BOX IS ALL MINE!

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    Those belly band brackets sure can be problematic in the field. Only if God had provided us with a third arm could it be any easier.

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    I usually just stick the end of my 12" cresent wrench in there and twist, it spreads it far enough and has enough back pressure to hold it in place. No it's not adjustable but I don't have to crank on it to get it opened or closed, just a quick twist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BNME8EZ View Post
    I usually just stick the end of my 12" cresent wrench in there and twist, it spreads it far enough and has enough back pressure to hold it in place. No it's not adjustable but I don't have to crank on it to get it opened or closed, just a quick twist.
    I used to do that, but it's not so easy to remove a 1.5
    hp 3ph motor hunched over a 200 ton Trane chiller with one hand while your other hand tries to pry the bracket open. Too many dropped tools and motors, and scraped skin. This saves me a BUNCH of aggravation; I made one for all the guys in our shop; they get used a lot
    JUST A LITTLE CLOSER AND THE LITTER BOX IS ALL MINE!

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    smart idea think i'm going to have to me one myself

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    smart idea think i'm going to have to make one myself

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    Good idea. Upgrade it by using a wing nut instead of a bolt. Then you don't need a tool to turn it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 71CHOPS View Post
    Good idea. Upgrade it by using a wing nut instead of a bolt. Then you don't need a tool to turn it.
    I believe you mean a wing BOLT? But then, you're going to need a wrench to tighten the new motor in place anyway, aren't you?
    JUST A LITTLE CLOSER AND THE LITTER BOX IS ALL MINE!

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    one less thing to drop! LOL!

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    Good idea i usually end up wedging my pliers in there.

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    thats a great Idea

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    Patent it and come up with a catchy name for it and trademark the name

    In all seriousness that’s a good idea...

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    It’s always a fight especially when you are by yourself

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