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  • Compound leverage wrench

    yesterday i finally got a chance to use my new ridgid compound leverage wrench model s-2 2'' jaw capacity.

    it was on a steam condensate return line that the 2'' black nipple was screwed into a weld-o-let.
    first tried the trusted 18'' and 24'' with cheater

    didn't want to tear off the whole drop assembly.

    so i grabbed my compound wrench. tightened the chain style vice to the weld-o-let. slid the wrench onto th vice pin and applied some muscle to the 16'' handle.

    guess what no hold back wrench required and i was able to muscle it loose

    if you've never tried a compound wrench before, you don't know what you're missing.

    they can be used for tightening too, but loosening is the ticket

    rick.



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  • #2
    Re: Compound leverage wrench

    thats a dope tool rick.. saves you from trying to cut and collapse the nipple out of the weld o let.. if i did service i would be all over that wrench

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    • #3
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      Hey Rick,
      Did you know you posted some pictures with you in them.


      I wonder if I'll ever have a chance to use mine.

      I do like having them above my garage door as a reminder of the gift
      given to me by my good friends.

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      • #4
        Re: Compound leverage wrench

        I always use my torch with a large tip (W-4 or W-6) and heat the two connections up, take a little water and cool the nipple first for shrinkage,

        comes right out with minimal force.

        That blue tip wrench is great for many many applications in plumbing.
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        • #5
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          Only Rick brings a camera crew along with him.

          Mark
          "Somewhere a Village is Missing Twelve Idiots!" - Casey Anthony

          I never lost a cent on the jobs I didn't get!

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          • #6
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            RICK

            I bet you've already done it, but if not take a 1-1/2 or 2" iron nipple and grab it in your pipe vise. Then screw on a cap or Tee and tighten it using your compound wrench. Pull pretty hard but no real grunting. Then take the 18" HD pipe wrench and try to remove it and no using a cheater.

            My bet is you'll really be using the compound as your new "Bust-It-Loose" tool. Please do use a backup wrench as you don't need Murphy's law and *&^%^$# happening.

            Please post more about your wonderful new tool.

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            • #7
              Re: Compound leverage wrench

              Is that a new product or have they made it for a long time?
              What is the Rigid #
              What sizes does it come in?
              Is there a Rigid moderator around??

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              • #8
                Re: Compound leverage wrench

                Originally posted by DUNBAR View Post
                I always use my torch with a large tip (W-4 or W-6) and heat the two connections up, take a little water and cool the nipple first for shrinkage,

                comes right out with minimal force.

                That blue tip wrench is great for many many applications in plumbing.
                Ditto.

                I'd buy that wrench and use it once in ten years.

                Also good idea to keep some 1-1/2" steel on the truck for cheating.

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                • #9
                  Re: Compound leverage wrench

                  Thats a nice wrench for sure, and some good photos too, wrench looks clear as day
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                  • #10
                    Re: Compound leverage wrench

                    Originally posted by ToUtahNow View Post
                    Only Rick brings a camera crew along with him.

                    Mark
                    He's like the guy from the Geico commercial who saves so much money on his car insurance that he hires a studio audience to follow him around.

                    I would imagine that his customer's probably don't mind taking the pictures for him, and a good portion of them would get the coolness factor of a new toy.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Compound leverage wrench

                      Originally posted by cpw View Post
                      He's like the guy from the Geico commercial who saves so much money on his car insurance that he hires a studio audience to follow him around.

                      I would imagine that his customer's probably don't mind taking the pictures for him, and a good portion of them would get the coolness factor of a new toy.
                      As a customer how could you turn him down when he brings his type of passion to the job?

                      Mark
                      "Somewhere a Village is Missing Twelve Idiots!" - Casey Anthony

                      I never lost a cent on the jobs I didn't get!

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                      • #12
                        Re: Compound leverage wrench

                        I never would have guessed anyone near LA had steam heat

                        Is that asbestos insulation?

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                        • #13
                          Re: Compound leverage wrench

                          Originally posted by APHCO View Post
                          Is that a new product or have they made it for a long time?
                          What is the Rigid #
                          What sizes does it come in?
                          Is there a Rigid moderator around??
                          http://www.ridgid.com/Tools/Compound...h/EN/index.htm

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                          • #14
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                            Nice pics Rick. I like the wrench too. Just can't get $250.00+ worth of use out of it myself.

                            J.C.

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                            • #15
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                              Thanks for posting the pictures Rick as many guys have never even seen one. It is amazing how much leverage is added due to the design of the wrench. I was just thinking I still have a 6A sitting in the garage which I used on the main water lines in Doheny Tower (20-years ago). Now that you are working there you are welcome to it if you ever need to change any of that pipe.

                              Mark
                              "Somewhere a Village is Missing Twelve Idiots!" - Casey Anthony

                              I never lost a cent on the jobs I didn't get!

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