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    This thread is for mystery plumbing tools. You post a photo of a tool, and maybe a short description if you know it. Winner gets to post the next
    "What Is It?" tool.

    I know what this is, do you?

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    But what I don't know about it is how old this particular model is.
    If you do please enlighten us all, or maybe just me that does not know.
    "When we build let us think we build forever. Let it not be for present delight nor for present use alone. Let it be such work that our descendants will thank us for, and let us think, as we lay stone upon stone, that a time is to come when these stones will be held sacred because our hands have touched them, and that men will say, as they look upon the labor and wrought substance of them, "See! This our fathers did for us."
    John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)

  • #2
    Re: What is it?

    Well, it kinda looks like a seat grinder. I have one that has a brass t-handle, and a couple of brass cone adapters, but I lost all the cutters but one with a tool box a couple of years ago.

    I have no idea how old that particular one is.

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    • #3
      Re: What is it?

      Originally posted by Herk View Post
      Well, it kinda looks like a seat grinder. I have one that has a brass t-handle, and a couple of brass cone adapters, but I lost all the cutters but one with a tool box a couple of years ago.

      I have no idea how old that particular one is.
      Nope, that's not it.
      "When we build let us think we build forever. Let it not be for present delight nor for present use alone. Let it be such work that our descendants will thank us for, and let us think, as we lay stone upon stone, that a time is to come when these stones will be held sacred because our hands have touched them, and that men will say, as they look upon the labor and wrought substance of them, "See! This our fathers did for us."
      John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)

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      • #4
        Re: What is it?

        sort of looks like a test plug or hot tapper?

        rick.
        phoebe it is

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        • #5
          Re: What is it?

          Is this only for plumbing tools? This looks like a tool used to make bung holes(real name) in barrells. The guy would put his weight on the t handle then turn the lower handles to cut the hole.
          Buy cheap, buy twice.

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          • #6
            Re: What is it?

            Yup, this is a plumbing tool.
            Rick, your guess is incorrect.
            Ben, you are also off the mark.

            I will see if I have another photo that might have some more detail in it which will help.

            Hint: It's not entirely made of metal, there is a soft part.
            "When we build let us think we build forever. Let it not be for present delight nor for present use alone. Let it be such work that our descendants will thank us for, and let us think, as we lay stone upon stone, that a time is to come when these stones will be held sacred because our hands have touched them, and that men will say, as they look upon the labor and wrought substance of them, "See! This our fathers did for us."
            John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)

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            • #7
              Re: What is it?

              An old Jet-Swet type tool?

              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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              • #8
                Re: What is it?

                Originally posted by ToUtahNow View Post
                An old Jet-Swet type tool?

                Mark

                that's why i chose a test plug.

                but a jet swet is similar to a test plug of sorts

                rick.
                phoebe it is

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                • #9
                  Re: What is it?

                  Is the tool sitting on a wooden stand or that whole thing is the tool?

                  Tracy
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                  • #10
                    Re: What is it?

                    ok ill bite.... and antique jet sweat?
                    This is my reminder to myself that no good will ever come from discussing politics or religion with anyone, ever.

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                    • #11
                      Re: What is it?

                      oops im too late AND wrong
                      This is my reminder to myself that no good will ever come from discussing politics or religion with anyone, ever.

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                      • #12
                        Re: What is it?

                        Swedging tool?
                        Puller of some type?

                        The handle appears to be threaded, maybe made for compression type torque.

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                        • #13
                          Re: What is it?

                          The photo did'nt enlarge very well, so it's a bit hard to see any detail, but If I had to guess I'd say some sort of drain cleaning tool perhaps.
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                          • #14
                            Re: What is it?

                            Originally posted by ToUtahNow View Post
                            An old Jet-Swet type tool?

                            Mark
                            Got it Mark!


                            It's an old Jet-Swet type tool. I don't know if its a prototype or a homemade version but that is what it is. There are no markings on it of any kind. It's sized for 3/4" copper. The other photo I have is not any better as far as being able to see the construction, but its fairly simple. You could make one with a piece of 1/4" all-thread, some washers and nuts, and a piece of 5/16" tubing.

                            Sorry for the late response to your post Mark. I got out of here last night just a minute or two it seems before your made your post. It was getting late and the 4:30 wake-up comes early.

                            So Mark it is up to you for the next round.
                            Last edited by Bob D.; 01-11-2008, 05:31 PM.
                            "When we build let us think we build forever. Let it not be for present delight nor for present use alone. Let it be such work that our descendants will thank us for, and let us think, as we lay stone upon stone, that a time is to come when these stones will be held sacred because our hands have touched them, and that men will say, as they look upon the labor and wrought substance of them, "See! This our fathers did for us."
                            John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)

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                            • #15
                              Re: What is it?

                              Mark, since you guessed what it was you should go next. If you don't have a stumper I have another lined up and ready to go.
                              "When we build let us think we build forever. Let it not be for present delight nor for present use alone. Let it be such work that our descendants will thank us for, and let us think, as we lay stone upon stone, that a time is to come when these stones will be held sacred because our hands have touched them, and that men will say, as they look upon the labor and wrought substance of them, "See! This our fathers did for us."
                              John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)

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