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    Several weeks ago I posted comments about trying to remove a block fitting on my kubota B8200 so I could install a block heater. I needed a special socket to get the fitting out- and I wound up "making" it from a 1 5/16" socket. It worked, the fitting is out. (Heater is in). Here's a photo of the modified socket- an idea lots of readers probably are familiar with, but in case you aren't, it's a handy thing to know.
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    Default Re: special tool made- job done

    varmint,
    Your tool modification is pretty cool.
    It shows quick thinking and determination on your your behalf.
    I love seeing how others solve problems.
    Good post and thanks for sharing.
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    Good job.
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    Default Re: special tool made- job done

    Nice job on socket. One question, why wouldn't an open end wrench work?

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    Default Re: special tool made- job done

    Quote Originally Posted by varmint
    Several weeks ago I posted comments about trying to remove a block fitting on my kubota B8200 so I could install a block heater. I needed a special socket to get the fitting out- and I wound up "making" it from a 1 5/16" socket. It worked, the fitting is out. (Heater is in). Here's a photo of the modified socket- an idea lots of readers probably are familiar with, but in case you aren't, it's a handy thing to know.
    They say necessity is the mother of invention. I like anything that solves a problem or makes life easier.

    Looking at yours, made me think of a little devise we made to operate the jack & spare tire rack on a loaded 1 ton truck (8,000 lb gross) with a battery drill. Sure is a lot easier than cranking.

    I was also using all thread rods to pull fresh cut lumber up tight on a lumber trailer we built, for air drying. Pretty quickly, we decided an open end wrench was too slow, so we took a impact deep socket & cut it in half, then welded the two halves onto a pipe. We now have an ultra, ultra, long impact socket to work over the threaded rods.
    Neal

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    Default Re: special tool made- job done

    Good thinking man!


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    Default Re: special tool made- job done

    Quote Originally Posted by BTDT
    Nice job on socket. One question, why wouldn't an open end wrench work?
    He had clearance issues for the wrench.

    Soundguy

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    Default Re: special tool made- job done

    Soundguy is correct: I could only get an open end wrench partly on it- too much hardware was in the way to get a proper purchase. (that's why you can see some brass buggered on one side) so it was either the "special tool" or something like what I came up with.

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    Default Re: special tool made- job done

    Crowfoot wrenches.

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    Default Re: special tool made- job done

    Quote Originally Posted by varmint
    I needed a special socket to get the fitting out- and I wound up "making" it from a 1 5/16" socket.
    Now, put it on Ebay and sell it to the next guy who needs one!
    Bob

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