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    Valvel Fittings/Tools

    Happy Sunday Folks, I got my SWG yesterday and I'm trying to install it. Having a plumbing problem though.

    Attached is a picture of my dilemma. What tool would you use to loosen the fitting circled in red. I'm hoping that the grey pipe to the right of the circle (the part with the "return" label on it) is not part of the valve, as it doesn't look like they've left enough pipe there (white) for me to add a new coupler to.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks, Jim.
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    Re: Valvel Fittings/Tools

    Big channel locks or a strap wrench.

    If you have to go buy one, get the strap wrench, less likely to dig into the plastic or tear chunks off the coupler.
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    Re: Valvel Fittings/Tools

    You can also see if an old oil filter wrench (metal band) will fit around it. Might want to wrap a thin rag around the union first.
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    Re: Valvel Fittings/Tools

    I was hoping to be able to get the fitting undone without having to cut the pipe to the right of the gray pipe. With no open end on pipe as it is now, I can't get any type of oil filter or strap wrench around it.
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    Re: Valvel Fittings/Tools

    Quote Originally Posted by Jimbolo
    I was hoping to be able to get the fitting undone without having to cut the pipe to the right of the gray pipe. With no open end on pipe as it is now, I can't get any type of oil filter or strap wrench around it.
    Yes, you can!
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    Watch at about 1:30, the straps wraps around then gets attached to the handle.

    Edit: hmm, youtube embed didn't work. Just copy n paste the URL, then.
    Fixed. Just use the movie code #, not the rest of the URL, with the youtube tag. JasonLion
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    Re: Valvel Fittings/Tools

    Thanks Richard, Went ahead with the hack saw method and used an oil filter wrench. I figured I was going to have to cut it anyway. Too little room there between the valve sleeve and the table feeder to be able to cut it and get a union on it. Now I'm on a mission to find a Praher nut and sleeve.

    I appreciate the quick replies!

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    Re: Valvel Fittings/Tools

    This is what I use alot. One of the handiest tools I have ever purchased.
    Its a locknut wrench, sells for about $5.00 at Home Depot.
    http://plumbing.hardwarestore.com/52...h--622622.aspx

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