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Old 03-14-2013, 02:08 AM   #1
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recessed clean out covers have always been a problem for me. Basin wrenches don't ever get a good enough grip and or leverage to remove the covers. what is the best tool to use to remove clean out covers that are recessed in the floor 3+ inches deep



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Old 03-14-2013, 02:26 AM   #2
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I use a eureka cleanout plug tool



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Old 03-14-2013, 02:44 AM   #3
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I have one its not good for anything below a few inches recessed into the floor. Also cant seem to get enough leverage on the tool to turn the cap out

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Old 03-14-2013, 03:00 AM   #4
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If I can't remove them with my tool , I proceed to burst them out with a hammer & chisel.
There are other tools on the market , but this is my method.

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Old 03-15-2013, 10:54 PM   #5
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yeah we all know you can chisel a cover off i was asking about any other tools out there that will make it easy

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Old 03-16-2013, 12:45 PM   #6
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I got 12" square steel bars the same size as the clean out. 3/8" through 1 1/2" just cut with a sawzall and grind off the burrs they fit into the cleanout and they're durable for wrenching.

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thats not such a bad idea but thats only going to work for the square caps that wont help with the older hexigon caps and or the inverted caps

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If you know somebody who welds, maybe they could fabricate what you need.



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