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same here, over the years I have just ended up with a bucket full of those type wrenches, I cant remember the last time using them for anything..
its strange to see the obsoletion of tools as time goes by, how many old plumbing tools used 50, 60 or 80 years ago are still used now..or if we have ever seen what they even looked like...and what will be the next tool to go extinct???



I could think of one tool that should go extinct.....lolz jk man :biggrin:


Those wrenches are worth a bit, at least on ebay $10+shipping. In good shape for a given size they're worth more than a new crescent wrench. I like them. I don't think they're obsolete, they are usually thinner than a crescent wrench so they fit in more spaces. They also open wider. Sometimes that 90 degree jaw is a life saver.


Like an E pipe wrench, sometimes that different angle is what you need.












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I could think of one tool that should go extinct.....lolz jk man :biggrin:


Those wrenches are worth a bit, at least on ebay $10+shipping. In good shape for a given size they're worth more than a new crescent wrench. I like them. I don't think they're obsolete, they are usually thinner than a crescent wrench so they fit in more spaces. They also open wider. Sometimes that 90 degree jaw is a life saver.


Like an E pipe wrench, sometimes that different angle is what you need.












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ill make you a package deal on them..lol...I havent come across anything i couldnt get apart with a standard stillson wrench....and crescents go pretty small if needed...and large...
 

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ill make you a package deal on them..lol...I havent come across anything i couldnt get apart with a standard stillson wrench....and crescents go pretty small if needed...and large...



Thanks but I am good for now, I have like 7 of those auto wrenches scattered around.


Like I said, the angled head of an E wrench is very rarely needed but when it is it can save you a bit of work. The most common example is exposed pipe run tight to a corner. Sometimes you can't fit the upper jaw between the pipe and the wall or if you can it's a smaller wrench than you would like. Around here galv/black steam/water/gas pipe is often run in the corner in older homes that have lots of plaster. It was easier for them to do that before drywall.



With the addition of my new trimo my pipe wrench/pry bar/cheater box is full so the next heavy metal thing I buy for the work van will be replacing something.


Today I actually used the trimo on a prv today. I added a new main valve, removed a galv nipple, added a 3/4x1/2 tee for a new line I ran to a new hosebibb I added.


Check out the sweet line out to the shed I think? That's a green garden hose on an insert adapter coming from the right. It attaches to a boiler drain on a cold line.
 

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I've been looking for a smooth jaw wrench like those old style dont come across them much here... my grandfather had all those tools sadly...

I was younger and they gave all those tools to my cousins need them nearly as much as I do..
 

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I've been looking for a smooth jaw wrench like those old style dont come across them much here... my grandfather had all those tools sadly...

I was younger and they gave all those tools to my cousins need them nearly as much as I do..



There's another 21" on ebay but the guy wants 99$. Looks much older than mine, has a slight bend to the neck, prolly isn't as good steel.


https://www.ebay.com/itm/153449183987
 

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What amazes me is you took the picture on your glass stove in the kitchen...

New years eve the glass cooktop cracked. We have a vintage stove in sweet shape from 1975 now. 40$ at the thrift shop. We love it.



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Our old stove was 42 years old, but still worked perfectly fine, but my wife insisted that it didn't cook right. It was the operator, she's never been a good cook. I finally relented even though I hate replacing something that still works perfectly fine. I don't care if it was 1970s avocado green. She insisted on a glass cook top. Hate them, they stain and scratch, now I have to work gingerly around it for fear of cracking it. Supposedly it needs a special cleaner too. I'm all for new technology if it makes my life easier, not more difficult.
 

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Our old stove was 42 years old, but still worked perfectly fine, but my wife insisted that it didn't cook right. It was the operator, she's never been a good cook. I finally relented even though I hate replacing something that still works perfectly fine. I don't care if it was 1970s avocado green. She insisted on a glass cook top. Hate them, they stain and scratch, now I have to work gingerly around it for fear of cracking it. Supposedly it needs a special cleaner too. I'm all for new technology if it makes my life easier, not more difficult.
My wife is a great cook, but most of the good cooks I know are men. Maybe you should find one of them since you seem to be constantly disappointed with your wife. Not sure I've seen you type one good comment about her.

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Our old stove was 42 years old, but still worked perfectly fine, but my wife insisted that it didn't cook right. It was the operator, she's never been a good cook. I finally relented even though I hate replacing something that still works perfectly fine. I don't care if it was 1970s avocado green. She insisted on a glass cook top. Hate them, they stain and scratch, now I have to work gingerly around it for fear of cracking it. Supposedly it needs a special cleaner too. I'm all for new technology if it makes my life easier, not more difficult.

Weiman glass top cleaner using paper towels. In combination with a painter's razor blade to scrape the residue. Don't use anything else to scrub the glass top. I clean it like this every 2 weeks and looks near mint.
 

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Weiman glass top cleaner using paper towels. In combination with a painter's razor blade to scrape the residue. Don't use anything else to scrub the glass top. I clean it like this every 2 weeks and looks near mint.
That’s how I clean my glass top gas stove top, 409 and a razor blade
 
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