I needed a 4 foot pipe...

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  1. Buckocaster51

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    on the breaker bar.

    But it is loose!

    Who needs an air wrench?

    Not me!

    Just call me Brutus!

    :)
     
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    lug bolt on your tractor wheel?
     
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    I have used a 4’ x 2” piece of galvanized pipe to get that extra leverage. I’m with ya!
     
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    I had to use one to crack the bolt on a V6 harmonic balance which defied all other attempts to get it off....


    easy peasy with the extension....and a hard 3/4" drive impact type socket.... :)
     
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    I am trying to rebuild my Swisher 44” brush mower
     
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    I support all endeavors where more leverage moves the lug.
    I'm over extractor sockets and alloy/plated lugs. So not cool....
     
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    Impact sockets, yes! I've broken standard Craftsman (30 year old, not the modern stuff) 12-point sockets with a 12" bar. 4 feet is just 4 times the torque!
     
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    Heat the nut up with a torch, then press a candle against it until the wax melts and wicks into the threads. Much less grunting that way (this is a trick I learned when I worked in a heavy diesel machine shop).
     
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    That 4 foot pipe may also be useful for home defense ?
     
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    I'll save that for next time!
     
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    Make sure you know what else is in contact with that metal before you heat it up. I have seen people melt an oil seal that was behind a pulley, that they were not planning on having to change. Soak things in LOTS of good penetrating oil, something like Liquid Wrench, and use a good quality socket. Although OSHA does not like cheater pipes, I have a couple in my tool box that I break out when needed.
     
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    When we came home on Sunday evening after a little mini-vacation, there was Honda Accord or some similar car that looks like every other car in front of our house with a flat tire. Poor guy ripped the sidewall on the right front tire trying to negotiate some road construction a couple blocks away. Dude was sweating profusely and seemed quite flustered. I asked if I could help him in any way and he said he just couldn't get the lug nuts off, they were too tight and the little wrench that came with the jack set just couldn't provide enough leverage. At this point, he demonstrated the problem and after he got done flexing the little wrench to its limits and came up gasping for air, I said "well yeah, that and you're actually tightening the nuts", poor guy, thought he was going to die of embarrassment right in front of my house. :)
     
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    A garage without a left over piece of iron pipe 3-4 foot long is an incomplete garage.
     
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    I actually had to use my bench vise on a jar of olives a few days ago! ;)
     
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    I rebuilt my Gravely 50" mower deck this past March. I had to borrow a friends impact wrench. An impact wrench is now on my wish list. It did in seconds what I couldn't do in hours.
     
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    impact wrench or pipe.
    They both have their place. I have both.
    A good impact wrench with good air pressure will make about 350 or 400 lb/ft of torque.
    A 4' section of pipe on a good breaker bar, and 100# of force will make 400lb/ft of torque.
    Most of us can make over 100# of force.
    But there is not always room to maneuver that 4' section of pipe.
    And you should have seen the look on the Snap On dealer's face when I exchanged my broken 1/2 drive breaker bar!
     
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