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Cheap, Easy Tool For Removing Jammed Endcaps

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Cheap, Easy Tool For Removing Jammed Endcaps

Unread postAuthor: sirspuddest » Mon Jul 14, 2008 5:42 pm

So, if your combustion's cap likes to jam (even whean greased or oiled) like mine does, I've come up with a very simple way to remove the jammed cap, with minimal effort.

All you need to do, is get a bike innertube (can be found, or bought new for about $5), and cut about 12" off of it.

To use it, just wrap the innertube around the 4 edges of the square handle on the backside of the cap, then twist it off as you normally would, and voila! Works every time, and is much cheaper and easier than using a rubber strap wrench.

Is it groundbreaking? No, not really. Could somebody find it useful? Yeah, I think so, which is why I figured I'd post it.

Thanks, and happy spudding!
Ryan :D
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Unread postAuthor: Floyd » Mon Jul 14, 2008 6:00 pm

Good idea!. Rubber bands would probably also work, practically anything rubbery would.
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Unread postAuthor: pocket » Mon Jul 14, 2008 6:59 pm

the ones that i got are the ones with the cube type thining on the back so i just use my leather man although it is all chewed to dog crap but w/e works for you i guesse right
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Unread postAuthor: sirspuddest » Mon Jul 14, 2008 8:52 pm

trooperrick wrote:Good idea!. Rubber bands would probably also work, practically anything rubbery would.


Thanks! :)

I don't see why you couldn't use rubber bands, but you'd have to find an awfully thick one. I started off looking for an exercise band, but eventually figured that an innertube was basically the same thing.

You're right though, basically anything made of grippy rubber will work just fine.

pocket wrote:the ones that i got are the ones with the cube type thining on the back so i just use my leather man although it is all chewed to dog crap but w/e works for you i guesse right


Those are the same types I use.

You use a leather man? Is that like a multi-tool?

Yeah, whatever works for ya though. I got tired of my strap wrench slipping all over the place and getting jammed.

Thanks for the input, guys. :D
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Unread postAuthor: brogdenlaxmiddie » Mon Jul 14, 2008 9:15 pm

Most people also have goose neck pliers... But if it floats your boat :P
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Unread postAuthor: starman » Mon Jul 14, 2008 10:38 pm

Yep this will work. A nice tool to add to your spudding "field box" is a rubber oil filter wrench...works for cleanout caps as well as large diameter threaded pipe and connectors.
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Unread postAuthor: frankrede » Mon Jul 14, 2008 11:17 pm

starman wrote:Yep this will work. A nice tool to add to your spudding "field box" is a rubber oil filter wrench...works for cleanout caps as well as large diameter threaded pipe and connectors.
Add a screw driver, crescent wrench or two and a extra can of starter fluid
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Unread postAuthor: brogdenlaxmiddie » Mon Jul 14, 2008 11:27 pm

frankrede wrote:
starman wrote:Yep this will work. A nice tool to add to your spudding "field box" is a rubber oil filter wrench...works for cleanout caps as well as large diameter threaded pipe and connectors.
Add a screw driver, crescent wrench or two and a extra can of starter fluid


And don't forget the ever handy duct tape!
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Unread postAuthor: rednecktatertosser » Mon Jul 14, 2008 11:32 pm

duct tape, a hammer, and WD-40 is all you really need...

If it aint stuck and its supposed to be... Duct tape it. If its stuck and it aint supposed to be, WD-40 it. If its still stuck, smack it with the hammer.
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Unread postAuthor: ramses » Tue Jul 15, 2008 8:27 am

I just use channel locks
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Unread postAuthor: Ragnarok » Tue Jul 15, 2008 8:50 am

rednecktatertosser wrote:duct tape, a hammer, and WD-40 is all you really need...

If it aint stuck and its supposed to be... Duct tape it. If its stuck and it aint supposed to be, WD-40 it. If its still stuck, smack it with the hammer.

Ah, the old engineers rule of thumb.

It was always known as "Mark's law of motion" amongst my mates, and it used slightly different wording:

If it moves and it shouldn't, gaffa-tape it.
If it doesn't move and it should, WD-40 it.

So don't move around too much, but don't stand in one place for too long either!
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