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What are these old plumbers tools ?

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by smashngrab, 31 May 2012.

  1. gaswizzard

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    We used the bent bolt to straighten short lengths of lead pipeing , a yarn/lead caulking tool was used to open the pipe when wiping branch joints as it was easily managed unlike the bent bolt (heavy) , how did you manage to get a nice neat 'uniform' branch joint without the used of a scribing plate and compass.? ;)
     
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    Seems you've done that all by yourself by not knowing what a scribing plate was used for , did you ever wipe any joints DIA? (don't answer that ) :LOL:
     
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    Great thread!! I wiped plenty ball joints as an apprentice, one on the bench & one under the bench.

    OMG!! What a skilled trade I joined in the early 70s. Look at us now? Full of unskilled morons that have trained for a few week & can just manage to push a few plastic pipes together, but only just!!

    OP it was a serious offer & it is only on the table for 2 days.
     
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    Yes it was a skilled trade (shame :cry: ) , always used a clamp when wipeing a underhand/overhand/taft etc , although very difficult using a pipe clamp when rolling a joint across the bench , each time the clamp came around it would knock the fustion cloth out yer hand and fall off the pipe. :LOL: :LOL:
     
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    Ok, what was the name of the little doobrie we used to hold a brass spigot in the end of a lead pipe while it was being soldered?
    Two teethy bits expanded and it pulled the spigot/valve or whatever, in.

    Can't remember it. It's on the tip of me moleskin.
     
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    OK I'll except your offer T2. How do i contact you for details ?
     
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    Burloc fixing tool.

    Dan.
     
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    Ok you got the bobbins but no one got the tur'pins.
     
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    Seems you got me on ignore fatplumber. ;) :mrgreen:
     
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    Doh! :oops:
     
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    In the second photo, the small circular thing with a small chain. I'm almost certain it's a, bath plug.
     
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    So you have me on ignore too! :cry: :LOL:

    WHB plug.
     
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    LOL . I really must pay more attention. :oops:
     
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