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Pipe Fitting Socket
makes it easy to get a grasp on fittings that otherwise don't have much to hold onto with a pipe wrench. (Bill Bayer, Rt. 2, Box 59, Muenster, Texas 76252 ph 817759.2514)
I am trying to find a manufacturer for a new tool I've invented. It's a pipe fitting socket that lets you put on elbows and "tees" using either a ratchet or an impact wrench. The sockets for 1 /2-in. elbows and tees are about 3 in. tall, 2 1/8-in. in dia. and have a 1/2-in.sq. drive in the top to accommodate the square drive shaft of an impact wrench or ratchet. Larger or smaller sizes can easily be produced. To tighten a fitting, the user first starts threading the pipe fitting onto the pipe by hand and then places the tool over the elbow or tee. It really speeds up the work when you've got a lot of plumbing to do and

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1989 - Volume #13, Issue #4