PLumbing Method

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Jacob's dad
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Re: PLumbing Method

Post by Jacob's dad » Mon Aug 07, 2017 11:26 am

I piped an 0-6-0 for a friend many years ago and we came up with a solution for dealing with all round items that didn't have flat surfaces to place a wrench on because we didn't like marks on the piping and fittings. We took leather about 1/4" thick and the length and width of the tool surface and glued them onto pliers and Channel Lock brand tools and they seemed to grip tight enough to hold the items and get them tight without tearing up the surfaces.

Another trick was to place soft solder on the threads and then screw them together when cold and pipe dope or tape was not needed.

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