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  • Rick's Helper Ring :)

    Rick you posted a ring that you can put on a water heater nipple for lifting as I recall.

    "How I Get it Up...." or something to that effect. I couldn't find it searching for some reason.

    Did you make that ring? Buy it? Might need some.


    Thanks.


    J.C.

  • #2
    Re: Rick's Helper Ring

    Here is the post you are looking for. http://www.ridgidforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=20570
    Ron Hasil Lic #058-160417
    A-Archer Sewer & Plumbing specializing in:
    Tankless Water Heaters | Drain and Sewer Cleaning
    Sump and Ejector Pumps | Backflow RPZ Testing

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    • #3
      Re: Rick's Helper Ring

      Thanks Ron. (Seweratz) He sent me the link. For some reason the Forum stops some of his posts from going through on some threads.

      Have you tried a different browser Ron?

      Anyway, here is the thread with Rick using the lifting ring arrangement.

      http://www.ridgidforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=20570

      Anyone have a link to the ring?


      Thanks.


      J.C.

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      • #4
        Re: Rick's Helper Ring

        I am 99.9% sure Rick made the ring himself.

        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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        • #5
          Re: Rick's Helper Ring

          I work by myself. I also lay it on its side, set the bottom in first. Very easy except for two things. Door header often too low, and 100% are in pans. with pans, i have to set wood in pan, then remove after water heater in place. Big pain. With low header, might try the 5 gallon bucket method mentioned earlier.

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          • #6
            Re: Rick's Helper Ring

            the ring is a hardened lifting eye. of course the weakest link is the fittings and nipples.

            on 75 and 100 gallon heaters, i use 2 bull head tees on the nipples and slip a pipe through the center of the tees. this way i lift evenly and centered with 2 nipples to support the weight.

            a 75 on a platform i tend to use the block and tackle as it's a 6 to one advantage. the 100 i use an electric winch as it frees up my hands.

            rick.
            phoebe it is

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            • #7
              Re: Rick's Helper Ring

              Someone PM'ed me. It's just a good quality eye bolt with adapted fittings. Right?


              Thanks.


              J.C.

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              • #8
                Re: Rick's Helper Ring

                It looks like it may be a 1" X 3/4" bell reducer with a 1" plug it the 1" side. He then drills a hole in the 1" plug and installs an 1" eye bolt.

                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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                • #9
                  Re: Rick's Helper Ring

                  Originally posted by JCsPlumbing View Post
                  Someone PM'ed me. It's just a good quality eye bolt with adapted fittings. Right?


                  Thanks.


                  J.C.
                  i don't trust an eye bolt as it's soft steel and not a closed eye. the bolt i have is a lifting eye and is rated for 3 tons. the one in the photo is a 1/2'' and is threaded into a 1'' plug. i use the 3/8'' ones for 3/4'' plugs.

                  they come with and without a shoulder.

                  i use the same ones to lift pumps and pull underground pipe with.

                  a temporary fix is a lifting sling threaded through a 1x 3/4'' bull head tee.
                  phoebe it is

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                  • #10
                    Re: Rick's Helper Ring

                    Just screw a friggin tee to both hot and cold.run steel cable through each,together or separate loops.Hook that to your lifting device.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Rick's Helper Ring

                      Originally posted by drtyhands View Post
                      Just screw a friggin tee to both hot and cold.run steel cable through each,together or separate loops.Hook that to your lifting device.
                      So much simpler explanation for my feeble mind.

                      Thanks.


                      J.C.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Rick's Helper Ring

                        Originally posted by JCsPlumbing View Post
                        So much simpler explanation for my feeble mind.

                        Thanks.


                        J.C.
                        Incredible yet humble mind.
                        Just don't want my buddy having to use his spare time trackin down a welder.
                        My welder is in the garage two doors up.Hate bothering him to do piddly stuff.

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