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  • ChasMan ChasMan @ 10:44 AM
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    Best Tool For Oventrop

    I have some 1/2" chrome Oventrop Valves to install and they have two little bumps on the inside of the nipples. What would be the best tool for tightening these things? Do they make a special wrench? I can do it with a tapered square rod or a tapered handled wrench but I was wondering if they made a special wrench.
  • Mark Eatherton Mark Eatherton @ 11:44 AM
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    Google Radiator Spud Wrench

    Here is what it looks like.

    It's not so much a case of "You got what you paid for", as it is a matter of "You DIDN'T get what you DIDN'T pay for, and you're NOT going to get what you thought you were in the way of comfort". Borrowed from Heatboy.
  • ChasMan ChasMan @ 1:19 PM
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    I had seen that tool, as well as "spud nipples" and thought that might be the thing but these oventrop nipples, well, they are very well cast and I thought they might have some proprietary wrench. I have only worked on Fintube before, this is my first radiator. :-) And its not even a radiator its a piece of Runtal baseboard.

    Thanks! I will order that little guy.
  • hot rod hot rod @ 1:18 PM
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    radiator wrench

    like this also
  • timo888 timo888 @ 1:18 PM
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    where to buy ... been looking and looking and looking

    Sorry to resurrect an old thread but I'm also trying to connect a couple of valves to a Runtal, and would like to get one of these smaller tools but I cannot find them. Do they have a special name? Radiator spud wrench is finding plenty of the larger kind used with a pipe wrench, but not this compact version.
  • zacmobile zacmobile @ 3:39 PM
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    ^^ I've got one of those

    I love it, It's nice & compact but I wish they made another bigger size for larger valves.
  • Glen Aspen Glen Aspen @ 4:59 PM
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    thanks to one of my best clients -

    that liked to help and do things himself (honestly - he was good at it!) we used a torx drive socket for 3/8 square drive. superbly elegant!
  • alotlikeearl alotlikeearl @ 3:41 PM
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    Finding Radiator Spud Wrench

    You can find them on the Home Depot website.
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