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    Here is a tool that I made up for a plumber. He wanted a tool to remove the flush valve nut on Kohler toilets. Since the nuts on Kohler flush valves are counter sunk in the tank to bowl gasket. I always used channel locks for this job but, I must admit it would have been easier with the right tool tho.. Here's what I came up with...




    Last edited by urch55; 09-16-2012, 04:41 PM.

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    Re: Specialty Tool Made to Order..

    could have used one last week.

    what is the od of the pipe you used?

    do you think a piece of sch. 40 pvc would work too? maybe a coupling?

    i have a set of 1'' drive sockets to 3.5'' but that's an overkill for this.

    looks like you have some onan green left over

    rick.
    phoebe it is

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    • #3
      Re: Specialty Tool Made to Order..

      Rick,
      That would be 2-1/2" Sch 40 pipe. The only problem with sockets it may not fit in the gasket. Other wise a truck axle lock nut socket would work but they won't fit. That is why I notched the pipe so it does not cover the points of the nut...

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      • #4
        Re: Specialty Tool Made to Order..

        BTW, this is what I use to remove the kohler flush body nut. works awsome but I like your idea. 2 1/2 rigid or emt?
        Buy cheap, buy twice.

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        • #5
          Re: Specialty Tool Made to Order..

          Originally posted by gear junkie View Post
          BTW, this is what I use to remove the kohler flush body nut. works awsome but I like your idea. 2 1/2 rigid or emt?

          GJ,

          That would be 2-1/2" Sch 40, not emt. I use a sawzall on the nut of the brass ones..
          I am surprised if some one don't market them already..

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          • #6
            Re: Specialty Tool Made to Order..

            Originally posted by urch55 View Post
            Rick,
            That would be 2-1/2" Sch 40 pipe. The only problem with sockets it may not fit in the gasket. Other wise a truck axle lock nut socket would work but they won't fit. That is why I notched the pipe so it does not cover the points of the nut...
            so a 2''sch. 40 pvc coupling should work pretty good then. drill a hole for a long shaft screwdriver or a piece of 1/2'' copper and you should be good to go. or even an extension with 2'' plastic and a tee with a 1.5'' sliding plastic pipe for leverage and can be removed.

            isn't the kohler locknut the same size as a regularplastic flush valve nut too?

            rick.
            phoebe it is

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            • #7
              Re: Specialty Tool Made to Order..

              Originally posted by PLUMBER RICK View Post
              isn't the kohler locknut the same size as a regularplastic flush valve nut too?

              rick.

              No, The nuts with the built in washer has a smaller hex that the regulator nuts...

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