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Old 11-08-2012, 09:48 PM
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I think someone posted something similar to that the other day. I havn't quite gotten to that point yet, but close. For tonight it'll sit in tension and soak up some Blaster. I tried everything but just giving it time, we'll see.
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Old 11-08-2012, 10:48 PM
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My dad made a bung wrench many years ago using an old 4-way tire wrench. He welded a piece of 1/2" square on two of the socket ends, one that would fit the large bung, and one that would fit into the small bung. I think he also ground one socket end into a screw driver type end, for really small bung caps.
Now if I could only find it when I need it, it would be great. (Is this a sign of having too many tools spread out in too many places?)
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Old 11-09-2012, 01:28 AM
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I now have my very own bung wrench from Mcmaster-carr, but before I used to take a large pair of channel-locks held vertically and spread the jaws to fit the bung and use the handles to spin it off.
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Old 11-09-2012, 01:58 AM
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If you're in a hurry, just bend a 90 about a 1/2 inch from the end of a piece of 2" flat bar.
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Old 11-09-2012, 02:12 AM
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Originally Posted by brucew View Post
So when I got home I made one from a piece of pipe I had laying around and a short section of sucker rod.
Apparently I'm the only one that doesn't know, what's "sucker rod?"
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Old 11-09-2012, 02:21 AM
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Originally Posted by Silverback View Post
Apparently I'm the only one that doesn't know, what's "sucker rod?"
The downhole pump in an oil well is typically connected to the nodding donkey pump jack with sucker rods. They are available in 1/2" through 1 1/4" in assorted grades of steel and fibreglass. There is even an continuous steel rod available as well as "hollow" sucker rod.

Because they often rub on the inside of the production tubing (especially if the well isn't perfectly straight), sucker rods are often worn and swapped out. Scrap yards around oil regions often have used worn sucker rods around. Some never make it to the scrap yards because they get snapped up for welding stock or fences or...
Design to 0.001", measure to 1/32", cut with an axe, grind to fit..
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Old 11-09-2012, 05:20 AM
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Nice Wrench Bruce +1 on spreading channelocks akabull
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Old 11-09-2012, 05:27 AM
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I need one of those for my rain barrels right now. The polypropylene seems to bind the threads every time. I usually use some jury-rigged piece of rebar crap I made but now I can't find it.

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Old 11-09-2012, 05:56 AM
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I thought everyone had a bung wrench in solid brass or bronze or something that color. Ours probably should have sailed on the Titanic, but it's still with us.

It has gone missing twice in my lifetime but both times I found it hanging in my clepto Uncles shop. The last time I found it I called him a friggin thief and that was the end of that relationship. The man had money but would steal anything from anyone if he could fit it in his pocket or walk away with it unseen.
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Old 11-09-2012, 06:57 AM
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Thanks for the feedback everyone. I had tried the channelocks, screwdrivers, and even the little wrench used to tighten the angle grinder, but this bung was just not moving.

I had remembered that Cutter had made a "special" tool for using on sinks, so I swiped his concept for making this wrench.

Dubby, I hate to laugh at someone's misfortune, but your posts made me laugh out loud.
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