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Old 11-09-2012, 09:04 AM
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Glad to hear it Bruce, I gotta laugh at my own misfortune or I wouldn't get very far. Hell, I don't get very far as it is but at least I can laugh!
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Old 11-09-2012, 09:21 AM
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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. http://www.norrisrods.com/products_rods_all.asp 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...


I understand the the sucker rod, but nodding donkey?? oil well??
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Old 11-09-2012, 10:55 AM
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I understand the the sucker rod, but nodding donkey?? oil well??
Ok, I'll bite....
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Old 11-09-2012, 01:44 PM
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Old 11-09-2012, 01:50 PM
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Wrench. Bunghole. Heh, heh, heh, heh.
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Old 11-10-2012, 06:54 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.
He sounds like a farrier I know of. People have told me that you couldnt leave him alone on your place or your property might grow legs.
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