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    Tools you canít live without.

    Iím a tool junkie for sure. What are some of your best and favorite secret weapon tools for our trade. Nylog is a great tool. Of course digital manifolds make the list, and wireless temp sensors are awesome. So many new things out there I hate to miss something I should have in my bag.
    My #1 thing is my amprobe ULD-300 leak detector. I would buy another one tomorrow if mine was lost somehow.

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    Infrared thermometer

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    I had one of these on my truck for a long time, finally had to open it the other day, someone stepped on the primary line and broke the fitting off flush with the pan, this tool worked great! Works with 3/4" and 1/2" pipe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Bill View Post
    I had one of these on my truck for a long time, finally had to open it the other day, someone stepped on the primary line and broke the fitting off flush with the pan, this tool worked great! Works with 3/4" and 1/2" pipe.

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    Nice. Very cool. I can see that could be very nice to have when needed. Never even thought of threading new. I may be getting this


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    This tool is for removing the male threads that are broke off inside the female fitting of the drain pan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Bill View Post
    This tool is for removing the male threads that are broke off inside the female fitting of the drain pan.
    Oh. I thought it was just a pipe threader. But itís kinda like a stripped screw extractor, in principle. It grabs the inside part of the broken threads?


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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperTech2010 View Post
    Oh. I thought it was just a pipe threader. But itís kinda like a stripped screw extractor, in principle. It grabs the inside part of the broken threads?
    Yes, it removes the broken threads from the male fitting, that remain in the female fitting of the drain pan. It's designed to turn counter clockwise, the edges on the extractor are pretty sharp, and can cut your hands if you're not careful. I just used mine for the first time a couple weeks ago, I really didn't know if it would do the job, but it was a breeze. I just had tap the tool into the area just a little bit with my klein's, then turned it right out of there.
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    You can get one of those from a plumbing wholesaler that works with a ratchet if you don't want to be packing that big handle around in your van.

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    That's what I had. Great for when a restaurant's cleaning crew gets to aggressive mopping and snaps the drain line off an icemachine.

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    I bet a everyone that services yard sprinkler systems, has one in their tool bag. :-)


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    I seem to use mine once a week after the Landscrapers cut my lawn. SOB's running over damn sprinkler heads

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    Zipties are high on my list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperTech2010 View Post
    What are some of your best and favorite secret weapon tools for our trade.
    They're all secret weapons when I need it and don't have it...

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