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Nozzle Caps Stop Oily Mess
"To keep my shop cleaner, I use special little covers on the outlets of my bulk oil tanks," says Gackle, N. Dak. farmer Roger Gutschmidt. "I have ball valves on the bottom of my tanks, and they used to make a mess because even after you close the valve, a little oil stays in the line and then slowly drips out, making a puddle down below. I didn't like that happening every time I dispensed oil into jugs for changing or adding oil to equipment."
  To solve the problem, Gutschmidt started using what he calls "Easy-Close Oil Caps," which screw onto the outlet, sealing it from dripping.
  The cap has a little lever (handle) to open and close without getting oil on your fingers, he says.
  "They just hinge back and forth on a pivot pin," Gutschmidt explains. "They're real simple, and they really work. When you want to dispense oil, you simply slide the little hinged cover to the side, and open the ball valve."
  Gutschmidt likes the caps so much, he also sells them.
  The aluminum cap has an O-ring to prevent leakage, and is sized to fit garden hose-size nozzles.
  Gutschmidt sells them for $20 each, plus S&H.
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Gutschmidt Manufacturing LLC, Roger Gutschmidt, 6651, Hwy. 56, Gackle, N. Dak. 58442 (ph 701 698-2310; shopdoc@ drtel.net).

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2009 - Volume #33, Issue #2