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  • #16
    "because it eliminates electric cords altogather on certain small jobs"

    That last point of yours is a good one to keep in mind Dog.

    If working in a hazardous enviroment where non-sparking tools are required such as a chemical plant or refinery. It would be possible to cut rods right at the worksite instead of having to locate a porta-band and vise some safe distance away.
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    • #17
      Originally posted by PlumbJay
      Theron,

      Where can you find a big blue jumping jack, for removing recessed c/o.
      I got mine from a specialty local plumbing shop called Specialized Plumbing. They have a huge selection of hard to find tools and parts. It's in the Northern Kentucky area if that is near you. Otherwise they may ship it to you. I think i paid around $14 for mine. They're number is (859) 341-6666. I'll look around a few of my regular mail order places to see if they have it for cheaper.

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      • #18
        I found one on this website that i order from sometimes. http://www.plumbingsupply.com/tools.html#eureka

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        • #19
          Theron

          i went to that web site and found some thing i have never seen before.

          the pipe cat pc 1000

          have you seen one and how does it work [ good or bad ]
          Charlie

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          • #20
            Originally posted by HVAC HAWK
            Theron

            i went to that web site and found some thing i have never seen before.

            the pipe cat pc 1000

            have you seen one and how does it work [ good or bad ]
            save your money. this unit works by spinning the section of pipe. if it's a 20' piece, then the 20' will spin. if it's already installed, no good. soft copper, no good.
            phoebe it is

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            • #21
              thanks rick
              Charlie

              My seek the peek fundraiser page
              http://observatory.mountwashington.o...nal&fr_id=1040


              http://www.mountwashington.org/weather/conditions.php

              new work pictures 12/09
              http://public.fotki.com/hvachawk/

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              • #22
                Originally posted by Bob D.
                "because it eliminates electric cords altogather on certain small jobs"

                That last point of yours is a good one to keep in mind Dog.

                If working in a hazardous enviroment where non-sparking tools are required such as a chemical plant or refinery. It would be possible to cut rods right at the worksite instead of having to locate a porta-band and vise some safe distance away.
                I agree.

                That's why I'm not saying it is a useless tool, it just does not seem to be an answer for larger scale hanging projects. The company I work for has a number of remodel projects being performed in high-rise buildings. It usually involves minor alterations over-head. The plumbers who work on that love them. They are light, portable, and handy.

                So my opinion is based on larger scale construction which does not mean I won't value it on the smaller jobs I often do.

                You also made a great point on non-sparking situations, which I had not thought of.

                I think the economics come down to how often do you need to change jaws. And I don't have the stats. For special applications like you describe, the cost seems to be minimal.
                the dog

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                • #23
                  Hey guys
                  just want to say the threaded rod cutter is a very good tool. you probably know this but you can spin the jaws 3 different ways so when one side becomes dull you have two more. Our rod cutter lasted a long time at work untill we lent it out to other trades (sprinkler boys) because they did not understand that the rod must be lined up in the grooves other wise one cut will damage jaws.

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