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PRO-Fit™ Precision Flaring Kit VS. Traditional Flaring

The next generation pipe flaring tool for copper and aluminum tubing used in air conditioning and refrigeration work.

PRO-Fit™ Precision Flaring Kit produces tubing flares in just seconds without splits, blemishes and burrs that cause leaks.

The kit consists of five bell-shaped, color-coded, size-inscribed flaring bits designed for 1/4, 3/8, 1/2, 5/8 and 3/4-inch (6, 7.5, 12, 16, 19-mm) tubing. The flaring process requires just seconds to complete using a (minimum) 12v drill or impact driver. The spinning bit forms the tube opening into a flare, without splits, burrs, blemishes or uneven edges that typically cause flare fitting connection leaks. The bits are also the most efficient option for flaring short stubs or existing tubing in cramped spaces. Replacements bits will be available.

31 Jul

Replacing 40-year-old stuck tub drain

tub drainminnesota_nice_guy asks:

I’m trying to replace a 40 year old tub drain in a steel tub. The dumbell tool I have doesn’t fit down into the crosspiece to grip properly and every tool I’ve tried to get down into it to unscrew it has broken when I try to unscrew it.

I’m picking up a drain key which should help me get more leverage (and shouldn’t break). I’m assuming the fact that there is 40 year old putty hardened onto the drain is causing most of the issues. Any tips to working this out without breaking a pipe or causing damage would be greatly appreciated!

For extracting tub drains, Rectorseal manufactures a tool called the Golden Extractor. Using a standard 3/8” ratchet, the Golden Extractor is designed to grip the inside of the tub drain even when the cross arms are rusted or broken off. When turning the ratchet counter clockwise, the tool distributes equal pressure at three contact points of the drain making it easy to extract without any damage to the tub shoe. The Golden Extractor is also designed for installing new tub drains without scratching the new surface.

– Jerry Tomasello, Director of Sales – Plumbing

26 Jul