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... for some deep low torque nut or plug... but for something that I don’t deal with... I think?

For below ground check valve lids I have a 3’ 3” scl40 and a 2” chunk of pipe notched with a hole through the top for a screwdriver as leverage. Plenty of other tools that just aren’t coming to mind at the moment.
 

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... for some deep low torque nut or plug... but for something that I don’t deal with... I think?

For below ground check valve lids I have a 3’ 3” scl40 and a 2” chunk of pipe notched with a hole through the top for a screwdriver as leverage. Plenty of other tools that just aren’t coming to mind at the moment.













You're a service guy right? Then you may have needed the tool that I posted or I should say could have used.

I want to see what my highly esteemed plumbing colleagues have fabricated. Maybe I can poach an idea or two which will make my job easier.
 

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For those who do service work, do you guys ever replace that diamond-shaped gasket and flush valve on Kohler W/C's? The flush valve nut is surrounded by the rubber gasket and a large channel locks doesn't fit well. So I made a socket to fit it.
 

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Oh goodie! I just saw this thread, I have a few "show and tell" tools I've made. I love home made tools. Pics will be in this evening!
 

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This tool is to loosen moen cartridges in corner tub faucet. These cartridges are like 3 inches deep. I hate those! I can use a screw driver or wrench.





These are extra long sockets are for faucets that are held by a single center nut. You can never fit a basin wrench the copper tubing are in the way, Never have enough torque to remove the nut as they are gummed up, corroded and other things that make you curse. I've made metric and imperial sockets.





This wrench is for shower drains, Couldn't find it for sale on the net and no one ships here. I made my own with a more comfortable handle and the hex part is so I can use a wrench for extra torque. The small metal strip they provide with a new drain sucks, it always falls in the p-trap and the pipe has to be right on the money. This tool is perfect for service jobs.

 

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For below ground check valve lids I have a 3’ 3” scl40 and a 2” chunk of pipe notched with a hole through the top for a screwdriver as leverage. Plenty of other tools that just aren’t coming to mind at the moment.
I use a piece of 2x4 and a pipe wrench, it fits perfectly between the fins.
 

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When I used to work on commercial sites and had to pop those black sleeves between floors the ones that have the same shape as a top hat. The companies never provided proper tools to remove them so I made a sleeve cutter on their time on the job! Pry the sleeve away from the concrete then slice it all the way through. A lot easier than the huge and heavy concrete pry bar that you had to borrow in secret.



 

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Nothing special. Just what we use to catch dust. Now every truck is stocked with a hepa filter because of this whole silica thing, but this works well too.
 

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Nothing special. Just what we use to catch dust. Now every truck is stocked with a hepa filter because of this whole silica thing, but this works well too.
We now have to wear dust masks with cartridges in our province to protect against silicosis. Anyone caught without wearing one when drilling anchor shots for example will get fined. I've been wearing masks since I can't remember.

When I went to work in the other province I was the only person to wear one and they looked at me like I was an extra terrestrial. They never saw masks with cartridges let alone know what the silicosis disease is.
 

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We now have to wear dust masks with cartridges in our province to protect against silicosis. Anyone caught without wearing one when drilling anchor shots for example will get fined. I've been wearing masks since I can't remember.

When I went to work in the other province I was the only person to wear one and they looked at me like I was an extra terrestrial. They never saw masks with cartridges let alone know what the silicosis disease is.
New osha laws have taken effect. From what I understand, you have 2 options. Hepa filters, or a respitory program. More cost effective to go the hepa route.
 

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The problem with hepa filerters is the employers don't want to buy new drills that accepts filters. When they do buy the filters they clog up fast, the guys don't take care of them. The employers don't buy more filters or the brush collector when they wear out and after a week you're breathing all that crap again.

The last decade as an employee I supplied my own safety equipment from masks, gloves, safety glasses, face shield, harness, ear plugs etc. The employers were supposed to supply that by law but they were D---cks. I was not going to lose my health for those clowns.
 

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The most ingenious tool I've ever made was a spanner to go across the top of a curb stop. too much wasted time trying to get a seized nut out of the top. Just to add to the box of precision bent wrenches, drilled out nut drivers and socket extensions.
 

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I wanted the original tool but since I'm up north the price tag was over 200$ including all kinds of rip off fees. Yes thats right that much. So I made my own. 1/8 flat stock with a welded Sawsall blade and shrink tube. 2 years later that tool is still 3 times as much as down south.

 
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