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    I am working on an old-fashioned bathroom and would like to use hard supply lines for the esthetics.

    Does anyone have a source for the old-fashioned lockridge tool that puts a bead on chrome spegetti? I need a 1/2"OD one and all I can locate is my 7/16th and it just won't work. I'd hate to put this bathroom together without the bead...

    Max

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    I am so lost on what you just said. Can you explain or show a picture of what you're talking about, so those of us that don't know..learn something about this? I never heard of a "Chrome Spegetti" before.

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    • #3
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      I believe D. O. Smith still has them.

      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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      • #4
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        I thought my old one was d. o. smith but Ferguson claims the 1/2" tool is not available.

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        • #5
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          Originally posted by MaxFrister View Post
          I thought my old one was d. o. smith but Ferguson claims the 1/2" tool is not available.
          Why 1/2"? Almost 90% of everything we did was 7/16", followed by 3/8" and then by 1/2". The only 1/2" we ever did was certain Kohler water closets.

          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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            Originally posted by Flux View Post
            I am so lost on what you just said. Can you explain or show a picture of what you're talking about, so those of us that don't know..learn something about this? I never heard of a "Chrome Spegetti" before.
            Used to place a "bead" on chrome supply stock when a slip joint/friction connection is done to help prevent blowoff.

            We've never used it here either. Don't know why someone would need one with all that is available in chrome hard supplies with formed heads and brass ferrule compression connections.


            J.C.

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            • #7
              Re: Lockridge tools

              Want to make it look good and old school plumb the supply with threaded chrome pipe. Now that looks sharp.
              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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              • #8
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                funny thing is that mark and i were discussing this same thing a few weeks ago.

                several years ago there was a person looking for a bunch of them for a hotel job and i tracked them down at my hardware store.

                i know i have 1 in a buried tool box. 1 of each 3 sizes. it's probably not been used in over 10 years.

                i'll see if i can track it down at the store.

                rick.
                phoebe it is

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                • #9
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                  Different brand. Might work for you.

                  Tube Beading Tool - Graham Tool Company, Inc.

                  Good Luck.


                  J.C.

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                  • #10
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                    max, how many do you need?

                    i'll post pictures from my phone shortly of the stash

                    1/2'' and 7/16'' no problem. 3/8'' have to do some digging.

                    rick.
                    phoebe it is

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                    • #11
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                      J.C.: That looks a little like the old aircraft beaders (Parker). A bit pricey for an occasional tool, but I could go that direction if I can't find a lockridge.

                      Rick: I only really need the 1/2. I have a 7/16, and the 3/8 does not seem to get used very often with nickel plated brass tubing.
                      Last edited by MaxFrister; 09-22-2011, 10:49 AM.

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                      • #12
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                        Rick will probably get you a better deal. He's reducing inventory in his old age.

                        I'd wait and see what he has.


                        J.C.

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                        • #13
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                          here they are, the last of a dying breed of old school tools.

                          rick.



                          1/2'' on the left and 7/16'' on the right.

                          rick.
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                          phoebe it is

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                          • #14
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                            These are your personal stock, right? Just PM me with the amount for the 1/2 and where I should send it.

                            Thanks for finding these!

                            p.s., your inbox is full and is blocking PMs.

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                            • #15
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                              max, check you gmail.

                              rick.
                              phoebe it is

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