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Old 11-08-2012, 12:47 PM
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I was trying to clean out one of my rain barrels before winter comes. I could not get the darn bung out no matter what I did. Apparently I needed what is in pic 1.

I called the two hardware places in the nearby cities, and after passing me around to about everyone that worked there, I was finally told they did not have any. I am under the impression that one could have been hanging right beside them and they just didn't know what the heck I was talking about.

I had to go to town so I printed a picture of one and took it to the farm and ranch chemical supply house. I thought surely they would have one. I was told that they never mess with 55 gallon barrels anymore, and no, they didn't have any.

So when I got home I made one from a piece of pipe I had laying around and a short section of sucker rod.

Worked perfectly. Pic two is what I made.
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Old 11-08-2012, 01:01 PM
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Yay, Bruce! Way to go.
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Old 11-08-2012, 01:01 PM
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Looks good to me. Bet it doesn't say China on it either! I usually end up wedging an adjustable wrench or something in there to get it out but yours will work much better.
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Old 11-08-2012, 01:30 PM
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Nice quick fix.

I buy them all the time from mcmaster...about $10
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Old 11-08-2012, 01:32 PM
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Looks good to me. Bet it doesn't say China on it either! I usually end up wedging an adjustable wrench or something in there to get it out but yours will work much better.
I used to do something similar, but instead of just wedging the wrench in there, I would hook one jaw of the wrench on one of the lugs of the bung, then hold a big screwdriver (held in a vertical position) against the opposite lug. By laying the handle of the wrench against the screwdriver shank, you can bridge the width of the bung, and usually get enough leverage to turn it out. This doesn't always work, especially on rusty metal bungs, but it's worth a try when the proper bung wrench is not available. It's Mickey Mousing at its finest, but if it works..................
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Old 11-08-2012, 01:32 PM
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I need one of those but never take the time to make one. You have to add a piece on for the breather plug.
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Old 11-08-2012, 05:02 PM
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Any chance you could build me a crooked angle Pitman arm puller? I'm fixing to make the dreaded trip through HF...

Good job on the bung wrench, looks like it'd work as good as any.
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Old 11-08-2012, 06:07 PM
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Had the same problem and chopped up some rebar to fit in the bung and welded it all together. It worked but it sure wasn't a pretty sight. I like your solution better.
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Old 11-08-2012, 06:58 PM
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Any chance you could build me a crooked angle Pitman arm puller? I'm fixing to make the dreaded trip through HF...
So much for that idea... broke it... can I borrow your bung wrench to beat the crap outta my truck?
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Old 11-08-2012, 07:14 PM
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So much for that idea... broke it... can I borrow your bung wrench to beat the crap outta my truck?
What kind of puller do you need, the last one I did I caped a piece of pipe with a washer then welded a nut on and then welded the pipe to the arm, ran it a bolt and pulled it off
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