Sometimes the cheater bar is not enough.

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  1. bm02tj

    bm02tj Well-Known Member

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    except the left hand thread on the odd cast iron rad

    I have used rope with as many loops I can get then twisted with another wrench
     
  2. Fran Blacker

    Fran Blacker FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

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    Made a rig to do that, pictures on another computer very similar only had to use my axles. Couple hours to make, 5 minutes to line up splines. Geezus.
     
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      Commode tank lever left hand thread an old plumber lol
       
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        Years ago I was working on a large hydraulic accumulator, the discharge had a bolted flange, a ball valve & 2 1/2" threaded fittings.... As part of the O/H I needed to disassemble al the plumbing, clean out the old sealer & apply new... I had the accumulator chained down in a 12' x 3' steel bed so it wasn't going anywhere... I'd been using a 36" pipe wrench & things wouldn't budge.... I added a 36" cheater, gave it a few pretty good pulls & nothing was moving... Being pipe thread I expected when things started to move it would be a gradual (controlled) reduction of torque.. I set the pipe wrench & bar up so the pull point was above my head about 2' & applied my full weight to the bar.... Suddenly I had a length of pipe trying to go through my head.... The pipe thread never budged.. But I neglected to notice the machined thread where the valve was assembled.... Lesson learned... Pay more attention... Luckily I was able to mostly catch the pipe, it barely touched my head....
         
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        Bb70charger500 FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

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        I had a hyd cly once that refused to let the nut loose! I set it up on my bench vise used a skid steer to hold table down then used a back hoe to loosen nut! My boss walked out of office in the middle of this. Took a picture then went back in !
        We got a hyd nut remover shipped up from a different shop I guess safety man saw picture and told them to get me proper tooling!!!!

        Used a track hoe to loosen it's own track bolts out on side of road
         
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