1989 - Volume #13, Issue #4, Page #35[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Pipe Fitting Socket
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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